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Fishing and hunting licenses and permits

Information on how to be licensed and stay legal

Buy permits and licenses

Buy a remaining permit

Purchase available deer and elk permits, or buy fishing and hunting licenses. Your credit card is required for online purchases.

Apply for available hunt drawings

Many hunts have more applicants than there are available permits. To give everyone a fair chance, we hold drawings for these permits. Check your already submitted applications.

License, permit and fee information

Fees for various fishing and hunting permits vary greatly and may change from year to year.

Lifetime license information

Answers to frequently asked questions about lifetime licenses.

Surrendered permits and refunds

Information on surrendering licenses, permits and certificates of registration and, when possible, obtaining refunds.

Hunting application and season calendar

See our calendar of upcoming wildlife events for a brief rundown of important hunt drawing application periods and hunting season dates.

Hunting & fishing guidebooks

These guidebooks contain the official rules, regulations and other information governing hunting and fishing in Utah.

HIP registration numbers

If you hunt mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, coots or snipes, you are required to register in the HIP program. There is no charge to register.

Certificates of Registration (COR)

Find commonly requested Certificate of Registration (COR) information and application forms.

Natural Resources Bookstore

Buying a license or permit? The Natural Resources Map & Bookstore at 1594 W North Temple in Salt Lake City sells useful maps and books to help plan your hunting or fishing trip.

ADA Licensing Opportunities

We encourage people with disabilities to take advantage of Utah's natural resources. The DWR has many licensing opportunities specifically tailored to meet the needs of citizens with disabilities.

Licenses or permits?

Know the difference between a license and a permit? They're similar but different thing.

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How to get the most out of your new hunting or fishing license

Thank you for buying a Utah license! Your purchase helps fund our ongoing efforts to research, manage and conserve Utah's fish and wildlife.

Guidebooks, the DWR website, and the app

Check out useful resources

By purchasing a license, you've taken the first step toward exciting adventures in Utah's outdoors. We want to help you prepare for those trips with a variety of useful tools and resources. To get the most out of your license, you should:

Learn new information and skills

Be ready for your next hunting or fishing trip — and to share fun stories around the campfire — by being up to date on the tips, skills and information you need for success:

We hope you enjoy every minute you spend outdoors in Utah. Those trips with friends and family will be some of your favorite memories. (We always love to see the photos and videos of your adventures on our Facebook page!) We will continue to work hard and use your license dollars responsibly.

Learn more about some of the other work your license purchase supports, including habitat restoration, anti-poaching efforts, wildlife research and preventing the spread of invasive species.

Get answers to your license questions

If you bought your license online or over the phone, it should arrive within the next 10 business days. You should have received an email receipt for your license purchase. If you did not, please contact us.

You may also reprint a temporary copy of your license by returning to the license sales system, entering your user information and clicking the "View Current Licenses" link.

If you have any questions about the license or permit you have purchased, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 801-538-4838. Thank you again for your purchase and for supporting Utah's wildlife!

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