After joining the Dedicated Hunter Program
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After joining the Dedicated Hunter Program

Here's some information on how the program works.

The moment you find out you have drawn a place in the Dedicated Hunter Program, you'll need to know how to get your deer permits each year.

The main source of information for Dedicated Hunters, is this, the DWR Dedicated Hunter web pages. On rare occasions, DWR may also send special reminders to Dedicated Hunters who have provided an email address during the online application.

» First-year requirements
» Second-year requirements
» Third-year requirements

You can check on your records using the button below.

Check My Progress


If at any time, you find that you are unable to participate in the program or decide not to obtain your permits, learn how to withdraw early from the program.


The Dedicated Hunter program rule allows a one-year extension for the following circumstances:

  • Military deployment or mobilization
  • Obtaining a limited-entry buck deer tag from the Utah big game drawing
  • Acceptance of a poaching reported rewards buck deer permit

Extensions are not allowed for any of the following reasons:

  • Personal injury or illness
  • Obtaining a limited-entry buck deer permit directly from a CWMU, landowner, conservation auction, or from the annual Western Hunting & Conservation Expo.
  • Caretaking of another person's injury or illness
  • Job or residence relocation
  • School
  • Pregnancy
  • Wanting to focus available hunt time to some other permit or hunt

Additionally, a three-year term cannot be extended for any reason if the participant has two harvests on record for that term.

Extensions are not given automatically. If you have an eligible circumstance and would like to have your three-year term extended, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your formal, written request. Please provide the reason for the extension and your customer ID number.