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Share your input on 2012 big game permit numbers

It's your chance to weigh in on how many permits are issued this year.

Did you apply for a deer or elk permit in Utah this year? If so, you may already know that permit numbers have not yet been set for any of the 2012 big game or antlerless hunts. The Utah Wildlife Board will set all of those permit numbers when it meets on May 3.

Before the Wildlife Board meets, the state's Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) will meet to hear the DWR's permit-number proposals and to gather public input. If you have strong feelings about how many permits are approved for the 2012 big game season, please attend your local RAC meeting and share your thoughts with RAC members.

What is the DWR proposing?

The DWR is proposing permit numbers for all of the state's big game and antlerless hunts:

When and where can you share your input?

Do you have strong feelings about the proposed permit numbers for 2012? Now is the time to share your views with your local RAC members and RAC chairs or with the Utah Wildlife Board. The RACs are meeting to discuss these recommendations as follows:

  • Southern Region
    Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m. at Beaver High School (195 E. Center St. in Beaver)
  • Southeastern Region
    Wednesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at the College of Eastern Utah (Jennifer M. Leavitt Room) in Price
  • Northeastern Region
    Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at the Bingham Entrepreneurship and Energy Research Center (320 N. 2000 W. in Vernal)
  • Central Region
    Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Springville Public Library Meeting Room (45 South Main St. in Springville)
  • Northern Region
    Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Brigham City Community Center (24 N. 300 W. in Brigham City)

The Utah Wildlife Board will meet at 9 a.m. on May 3 to make a final decision on all of the permit recommendations for 2012. The board meets in the auditorium of the Department of Natural Resources building (1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City).

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