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Bull elk permits are almost gone

This year's bull elk rifle hunt starts October 5, 2013.

Oct. 8 update: Utah's 2013 general rifle bull elk hunt ends on Oct. 17. Permits for the hunt—and for the general muzzleloader bull elk hunt that starts Oct. 30—are almost gone.

As of 1:30 p.m., Friday October 11, there were 155 Spike elk permits still available. No any-bull permits ramain.

You can buy a permit at wildlife.utah.gov. Permits are also available at DWR offices and from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah.

Permits to hunt bull elk in Utah this fall are almost gone.

A bull elk in Utah.

Permits to hunt bull elk in Utah are still available, but going fast.

Photo by Ron Stewart, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

On the morning of Sept. 26, the following general elk permits were still available:

Unit Permits available
Any bull 2,946
Spike only 3,851

The general rifle bull elk hunt starts Oct. 5. If you'd like to participate in the rifle hunt, or the general muzzleloader hunt that starts Oct. 30, you need to get a permit soon.

"There's a good chance the permits will sell out before the rifle hunt starts," says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "If you want a permit, don't wait. Get one now."

You can buy a permit online. Permits are also available at DWR offices and from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah.

More information about Utah's general bull elk hunts is available on pages 16–19 of the free 2013 Utah Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook.

If you have questions about getting a general bull elk permit, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700.

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