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Apply for a turkey hunting permit

You can apply starting Dec. 7, 2011

Even though snow is just starting to fall in Utah, one group of Utahns—the state's turkey hunters—are already preparing for next spring!

Turkey

Applications to hunt wild turkeys in Utah next spring will be accepted starting Dec. 7, 2011.

Photo by Lynn Chamberlain

Applications to hunt wild turkeys during Utah's limited-entry hunt will be accepted starting Dec. 7, 2011. You can apply at wildlife.utah.gov.

Your application must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Dec. 28 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. 23.

The general statewide hunt will be held in May.

Turkey guidebook

More information about Utah's 2012 turkey hunting season is available in the 2011–2012 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available online and from DWR offices and hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.

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