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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 2021. (PDF)

Upcoming RAC and Board Meetings

July/August

Wildlife Board meeting — Aug. 26, 2021
Agenda Materials Recording
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RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 152 KB)
updated July 14, 2021
Download PDF (PDF — 4.8 MB) Central July 27 Download PDF (PDF — 11.36 KB) Watch video
Northern July 28 Download PDF (PDF — 11.57 KB) Watch video
Southern Aug. 3 Watch video
Southeastern Aug. 4 Watch video
Northeastern Aug. 5 Watch video

Previous RAC and Board Meetings

May/June

Wildlife Board meeting — June 3, 2021
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 189.96 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 12.2 MB) Central May 11 Download PDF (PDF — 26.36 KB) Watch video
Northern May 12 Download PDF (PDF — 59.98 KB) Watch video
Southern May 18 Download PDF (PDF — 22.55 KB) Watch video
Southeastern May 19 Download PDF (PDF — 18.07 KB) Watch video
Northeastern May 20 Download PDF (PDF — 21.3 KB) Watch video
  1. 2021 Waterfowl Management Area and crane recommendations

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

  2. Changes to Utah's wildlife public meeting process

    Kyle Maynard
    Assistant Attorney General
    State of Utah

  3. Hat Island WMA Habitat Management Plan

    John Neill
    Wildlife Biologist
    Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program

  4. Millville-Providence WMA Habitat Management Plan

    Scott Walker
    Habitat Manager
    Northern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — April 29, 2021
Agenda Materials Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 197.51 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 4.7 MB) Download PDF (PDF — 60.7 KB) Watch video
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 200.27 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 3.4 MB) Central April 6 Download PDF (PDF — 36.55 KB) Watch video
Northern April 7 Download PDF (PDF — 35.22 KB) Watch video
Southern April 13 Download PDF (PDF — 39.62 KB) Watch video
Southeastern April 14 Download PDF (PDF — 32.47 KB) Watch video
Northeastern April 15 Download PDF (PDF — 22.94 KB) Watch video
  1. 2021 buck deer permit recommendations

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. 2021 bull elk and pronghorn permit recommendations

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2021 once-in-a-lifetime permit recommendations

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

  4. 2021 antlerless permit recommendations

    Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. 2021 CWMU antlerless permit recommendations

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

  6. Conservation permit rule revisions

    Justin Shannon
    Wildlife Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board work session — March 31, 2021
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 90.74 KB) Watch video
Wildlife Board meeting — Jan. 5, 2021
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 189.95 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 381.76 KB) Central Dec. 1 Download PDF (PDF — 8.17 KB) Watch video
Northern Dec. 2 Download PDF (PDF — 9.42 KB) Watch video
Southern Dec. 8 Download PDF (PDF — 11.18 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Dec. 9 Download PDF (PDF — 8.02 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Dec. 10 Download PDF (PDF — 7.25 KB) Watch video
  1. R657-33 black bear rule amendments and recommendations

    By Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Board meeting — Dec. 3, 2020
RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 174.89 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 22 MB)
updated Nov. 2, 2020
Central Nov. 10 Download PDF (PDF — 225.99 KB) Watch video
Northern Nov. 12 Download PDF (PDF — 289.06 KB) Watch video
Southern Nov. 17 Download PDF (PDF — 170.58 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Nov. 18 Download PDF (PDF — 71.62 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Nov. 19 Download PDF (PDF — 212.69 KB) Watch video
  1. Waterfowl recommendations and R657-9 amendments

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

    Read the memorandum about the proposed waterfowl rule changes.
    Read the proposed amendments to Administrative Rule 657-09.

  2. 2021 big game seasons, key dates, hunt changes and rule amendments

    By Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum about the proposed dates and changes.
    Read the revised Utah Statewide Elk Management Plan.
    Review the recommended 2021 deer hunt dates and changes.
    Review the recommended 2021 elk hunt dates and changes.
    Review the recommended 2021 once-in-a-lifetime species hunt dates and changes.
    Review the recommended 2021 pronghorn hunt dates and changes.
    Review the map of new any-bull elk units.
    Review the map of limited-entry elk units (by age objectives).
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Book Cliffs, Wild Horse Bench unit for bison.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Nine Mile unit for bison.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the North Slope unit for deer.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Box Elder, Grouse Creek unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Box Elder, Pilot Mountain unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Cache, North unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Oquirrh-Stansbury, West unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Plateau, Barney Top/Kaiparowits unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Plateau, Boulder Elk unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Southwest Desert, North unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Southwest Desert, South unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the West Desert, Deep Creek unit for elk.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Fillmore, Oak Creek South unit for pronghorn.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the North Slope, Three Corners/West Daggett unit for pronghorn.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Plateau, Highlands unit for pronghorn.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the North Slope, Summit/West Daggett unit for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the North Slope, Three Corners unit for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
    Review the boundary recommendation for the Fillmore, Oak Creek (cougar) unit for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
    Read the proposed amendments to Administrative Rule R657-38.

  3. Overview of mule deer unit plans

    By Covy Jones
    Big Game Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum about the 2021 regional mule deer unit plan revisions.

  4. Northern Region mule deer unit plans

    By James Christensen
    Wildlife Program Manager
    Northern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Review the deer management plan for Unit #4 (Morgan-South Rich).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #6 (Chalk Creek).

  5. Northeastern Region mule deer unit plans

    By Dax Magnus
    Wildlife Program Manager
    Northeastern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Review the deer management plan for Unit #8 (North Slope).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #9 (South Slope).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #10 (Book Cliffs).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #11 (Nine Mile).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #17 (Wasatch Mountains).

  6. Central Region mule deer unit plans

    By Riley Peck
    Wildlife Program Manager
    Central Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Review the deer management plan for Units #16 (Central Mountains) and #12 (San Rafael).

  7. Southern Region mule deer unit plans

    By Teresa Griffin
    Wildlife Program Manager
    Southern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Review the deer management plan for Unit #20 (Southwest Desert).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #21A (Oak Creek, Limited Entry).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #21B (Fillmore, Pahvant).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #22 (Beaver).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #23 (Monroe).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #24 (Mt. Dutton).
    Review the deer management plan for Units #25 — #25A (Plateau, Fishlake), #25B (Plateau, Thousand Lakes) and #25C (Plateau, Boulder) — and #26 (Kaiparowits).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #27 (Paunsaugunt).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #28 (Panguitch Lake).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #29 (Zion).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #30 (Pine Valley).

  8. Southeastern Region mule deer unit plans

    By Guy Wallace
    Wildlife Program Manager
    Southeastern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Review the deer management plan for Unit #15 (Henry Mountains).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #13 (La Sal).
    Review the deer management plan for Units #16BC (Manti) and #12 (San Rafael).
    Review the deer management plan for Unit #14 (San Juan).

  9. 2021 CWMU and LOA recommendations

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

    Read the memorandum about the 2021 CWMU and LOA permit recommendations.
    Review the 2021 CWMU permit recommendations.
    Review the 2021 LOA permit recommendations.

Wildlife Board meeting — Oct. 1, 2020
  1. 2020 Conservation Permit Program Audit

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the 2020 Conservation Permit Program Audit.

  2. Utah's Conservation Permit Program Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2020

    By Justin Shannon
    Wildlife Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the annual report.

  3. Cougar Conservation and Expo Permit Requests

    By Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum about cougar conservation and Expo permit requests.

  4. Repeal of Wildlife Sensitive Species Rule (Administrative Rule R657-48a)

    By Mike Canning
    Assistant Director
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    (As discussed at the Utah Wildlife Board Work Session on Sept. 16, 2020, beginning at 00:06:37.)
    Read the repealed Administrative Rule R657-48a.

  5. Proposed Meeting Dates: 2021 Wildlife Board and Regional Advisory Councils

    By Staci Coons
    Wildlife Board Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the Wildlife Board and Regional Advisory Council schedule for 2021.

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 179.03 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 448.86 KB) Central Sept. 1 Watch video
Northern Sept. 2 Download PDF (PDF — 15.52 KB) Watch video
Southern Sept. 8 Download PDF (PDF — 5.67 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Sept. 9 Watch video
Northeastern Sept. 10 Download PDF (PDF — 10.93 KB) Watch video
  1. 2021–22 fishing recommendations and fishing contest rule amendments (Admin. Rule R657-58)

    By Randy Oplinger
    Sport Fisheries Program Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum about changes to fishing contests and clinics.
    Read the proposed changes to Administrative Rule 657-58.
    Read the memorandum about the 2021–22 fishing regulation proposals.

  2. Angler opportunity assessment update

    By Craig Walker
    Aquatics Section Assistant Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. Middle Provo River update

    By Jackie Watson
    Blue Ribbon Fisheries Biologist
    Central Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Administrative Rule R657-62 amendments for deployed military

    By Lindy Varney
    Wildlife Licensing Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    Read the memorandum.
    Read the proposed changes to Administrative Rule R657-62.

Wildlife Board work session — Sept. 16, 2020
Agenda Materials Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 141.7 KB) Watch video
Wildlife Board meeting — Aug. 27, 2020
  1. 2021 Expo Permit Allocation

    By Justin Shannon
    Wildlife Section Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. 2021 Sensitive Species Designations

    By Kimberly Hersey
    Mammal Conservation Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2020 Expo Audit

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  4. Expo Contract Extension

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  5. Changes to 2021 Wildlife Expo Permits (Admin. Rule R657-55)

    By Kenny Johnson
    Administrative Services Chief
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

RAC meetings
Agenda Materials Region Date Feedback Recording
Download PDF (PDF — 151.3 KB) Download PDF (PDF — 4.5 MB) Central July 28 Download PDF (PDF — 58.93 KB) Watch video
Northern July 29 Download PDF (PDF — 143.25 KB) Watch video
Southern Aug. 4 Download PDF (PDF — 46.56 KB) Watch video
Southeastern Aug. 5 Download PDF (PDF — 36.82 KB) Watch video
Northeastern Aug. 6 Download PDF (PDF — 47.2 KB) Watch video
  1. 2020–21 bobcat and furbearer proposals

    By Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  2. 2020–21 cougar recommendations

    By Darren DeBloois
    Game Mammals Coordinator
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

  3. 2020–21 Beaver WMA Habitat Management Plan

    By Gary Bezzant
    Habitat Program Manager
    Southern Region
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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