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RAC, Board meeting agendas, materials & minutes

Regional Advisory Council and Wildlife Board meeting agendas mirror one another. Action items on the agenda are voted on by the RACs and the Board. Wildlife Board meetings usually occur a few weeks after the Northern, Central, Northeastern, Southeastern and Southern RAC meetings.

Download the RAC and Board meeting schedule for 2022 and 2023. (PDF)

Upcoming RAC and Board Meetings

December/January

Wildlife Board meeting — Jan. 3, 2023, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Recording
Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 148.78 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 3.1 MB) Central Nov. 29, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 10.05 KB) Watch video
Northern Nov. 30, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 7.64 KB) Watch video
Southern Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Watch video
Southeastern Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. Watch video
Northeastern Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. Watch video

November/December

Wildlife Board meeting — Dec. 1, 2022, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 190.21 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 6 MB) Download PDF (PDF — 263.4 KB) Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 149.76 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 8.3 MB) Northern Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 118.57 KB) Watch video
Central Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 126.3 KB) Watch video
Southern Nov. 15, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 62.11 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 57.91 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 65.84 KB) Watch video
  1. 2022–32 Utah statewide elk management plan

    Dax Mangus
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Segments
    • 0:00 — Introduction, committee process, current elk plan success and challenges
    • 15:22 — Proposed habitat and population strategies
    • 23:25 — Proposed general season and youth recreation strategies
    • 31:45 — Proposed general season and youth recreation strategies
    • 48:29 — Proposed rule changes
    Documents
  2. 2023–24 once-in-a-lifetime hunts

    Dr. Rusty Robinson
    Once-in-a-Lifetime Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  3. 2023–24 big game hunting seasons and key dates

    Dax Mangus
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  4. 2022 Technology Committee recommendations

    Gabe Patterson
    Fish Lake Crew Sergeant
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents
  5. 2023 CWMU and LOA recommendations

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Documents

Previous RAC and Board Meetings

September

Wildlife Board meeting — Sept. 29, 2022, 9 a.m.
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 152.84 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 19.2 MB) Central Aug. 30, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 14.7 KB) Watch video
Northern Aug. 31, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 11 KB) Watch video
Southern Sept. 6, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 12.98 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 11.02 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 7.99 KB) Watch video
  1. Proposed changes to the 2023 Utah fishing guidebook

    Randy Oplinger
    Coldwater Sportfish Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Henry Mountains Bison Management Plan

    Guy Wallace
    Southeastern Region Wildlife Manager
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. Landowner permits: Recommended changes to Administrative Rule R657-43

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Strawberry Reservoir Fishery Management Plan

    Alan Ward
    Strawberry Reservoir Project Manager
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — Aug. 25, 2022, 9 a.m.

Review the 2022 Expo Permit Internal Audit.

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 151.14 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 744.88 KB) Central July 26, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 19.45 KB) Watch video
Northern July 27, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 30.39 KB) Watch video
Southern Aug. 2, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 14.36 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 12.41 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 14.15 KB) Watch video
  1. Use of Division lands: Recommended changes to Administrative Rule R657-28

    Chelsea Duke
    Wildlife Lands Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Recommended changes to DWR fees

    Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — June 2, 2022, 9 a.m.
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 168.8 KB)
updated May 24, 2022
Download PDF (PDF — 7.7 MB)
updated May 24, 2022
Central May 10, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 11.31 KB) Watch video
Northern May 11, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 8.88 KB) Watch video
Southern May 17, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 36.63 KB) Watch video
Southeastern May 18, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 33.94 KB) Watch video
Northeastern May 19, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 89.23 KB) Watch video
  1. Upland game and turkey recommendations for 2022

    Heather Talley
    Upland Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Landowner permits for 2022: Recommended changes to Administrative Rule R657-43

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. Gordon Creek WMA Habitat Management Plan

    Kade Lazenby
    Impact Analysis Biologist
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Bicknell Bottoms WMA Habitat Management Plan

    Gary Bezzant
    Southern Region Habitat Manager
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — April 28, 2022, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 149.26 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 1.6 MB) Download PDF (PDF — 77 KB) Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 148.5 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 3.2 MB)
updated March 23, 2022
Central April 5, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 82.33 KB) Watch video
Northern April 6, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 53.84 KB) Watch video
Southern April 12, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 93.46 KB) Watch video
Southeastern April 13, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 31.04 KB) Watch video
Northeastern April 14, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 36.7 KB) Watch video
  1. Buck deer permit recommendations for 2022

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. 2022 bull elk and buck pronghorn recommendations

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2022 once-in-a-lifetime permit recommendations

    Riley Peck
    Once-in-a-Lifetime Species Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. 2022 antlerless permit recommendations

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. 2022 CWMU antlerless permit recommendations

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board work session — March 31, 2022, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 97.95 KB) Watch video
Wildlife Board meeting — March 10, 2022, 9 a.m.
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 203.32 KB) Watch video

Members of the public who wish to comment on the proposals must attend the Wildlife Board meeting in person and submit a comment card. There will be no online comments accepted prior to or during the meeting.

Wildlife Board meeting — Jan. 4, 2022, 9 a.m.
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 148.87 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 899.01 KB) Central Nov. 30, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 54.85 KB) Watch video
Northern Dec. 1, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 38.88 KB) Watch video
Southern Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 48.83 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 30.57 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 28.49 KB) Watch video
  1. Emerging technologies (informational only)

    Wyatt Bubak
    Law Enforcement Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. Recommended changes to Utah's big game rule

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2022–23 Utah furbearer recommendations

    Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. 2022–23 cougar recommendations

    Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. 2022 black bear recommendations

    Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — Dec. 2, 2021, 9 a.m.
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date & time Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 150.23 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 1.6 MB) Central Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 112.88 KB) Watch video
Northern Nov. 10, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 99.67 KB) Watch video
Southern Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 143.34 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 80.03 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. Download PDF (PDF — 135.74 KB) Watch video
  1. Proposed waterfowl hunting changes 2022–24

    Blair Stringham
    Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. 2022 big game application timeline

    Lindy Varney
    Wildlife Licensing Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2022 proposed changes to the big game hunt drawing

    Riley Peck
    Once-in-a-Lifetime Species Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Recommended 2022 big game season dates

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. 2022 CWMU and LOA recommendations

    Chad Wilson
    Private Lands Public Wildlife Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Past RAC and Board meetings

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