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Rifle bull elk permits sold out

Permits still available to hunt on extended archery areas

While rifle and muzzleloader elk permits are sold out, hunters can still purchase permits to hunt on extended archery areas.

Photo by Phil Douglass

Even though permits to hunt with a rifle on any-bull elk units sold out on Sept. 28, you can still get a permit to hunt bull elk in Utah.

The archery hunt on Utah's three extended archery areas is underway. The hunt continues into December. Extended archery areas are located along parts of the Wasatch Front, in parts of the Uintah Basin and in the Sanpete Valley.

The number of general archery elk permits the Division of Wildlife Resources can sell isn't limited, so there's never a problem getting one.

You can learn more about the extended archery areas on page 32 of the 2009 Utah Big Game Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks. You can also get a copy at DWR offices and from hunting license agents across Utah.

Rifle and muzzleloader elk permits sold out

Permits to hunt elk with a rifle or a muzzleloader in Utah sold out fast this year.

Permits to hunt on spike-only bull elk units sold out on Aug. 28. Any-bull elk unit permits sold out Sept. 28.

The rifle hunt on both units begins Oct. 3. The muzzleloader hunt begins Oct. 28.

For more information, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at (801) 537-4700.

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