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 website, including the projects webpage. On rare occasions, the DWR may also send special reminders to Dedicated Hunters who have provided an email address during their 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

Beginning in 2024, Dedicated Hunters who have drawn a limited-entry buck deer in the Utah big game drawing will have a one-year extension added to their enrollment automatically. For additional information or questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..