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Apply for a turkey hunting permit

You can apply starting Dec. 4

Even though snow has barely touched the ground in some areas in Utah, one group of Utahns — the state's turkey hunters — are already preparing for next spring.

Jason Robinson with a turkey he harvested.

Starting Dec. 4, you can apply for a permit to hunt wild turkeys in Utah next spring.

Photo by Jason Robinson

Applications to hunt wild turkeys during Utah's limited-entry hunt will be accepted starting Dec. 4. You can apply online.

Your application must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Dec. 23 to be entered in the draw for permits.

The limited-entry hunt will be held in April. The following permits are available for each of the Division of Wildlife Resources' five regions:

Region Number of permits
Northern 400
Central 500
Northeastern 250
Southeastern 250
Southern 1,100

General statewide hunt

If you don't draw a limited-entry permit, don't pack your gun away — you can still hunt turkeys this spring.

Permits for Utah's general statewide hunt go on sale Feb. 20.

The general statewide hunt will be held in May.

Turkey guidebook

More information about Utah's 2014 turkey hunting season is available in the 2013 - 2014 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks and from DWR offices and hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.

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