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Utah Antlerless Application

Your guide to Utah's 2024 antlerless hunts

Information you'll need to apply for a 2024 permit

Are you interested in hunting an antlerless big game animal during the 2024 season? Here's the information you'll need in order to apply for a permit.

  1. Learn when you can apply for a permit.
  2. Find out what's new and other important information about the 2024 season.
  3. Review antlerless season dates, hunt tables and permit fees.
  4. Make sure you meet the basic requirements to obtain a permit.
  5. See the details about how to obtain a permit.

Apply for a permit

Application dates

You can apply online for an antlerless permit from June 5–19, 2024. The pages linked above will provide all of the information and tools you need in order to apply.

Apply online June 5, 2024
Application deadline June 19, 2024
Drawing results available July 5, 2024
Remaining permits available July 23, 2024

You'll be emailed your drawing results on or before July 5, 2024. You can also learn your drawing results online, by calling 800-221-0659 or contacting a Division office during business hours. To protect your privacy and to comply with changes in governmental records access laws, you'll receive access to only your own drawing results.

What's new this year?

The board approved the following new antlerless hunts for 2024:

New Antlerless elk hunts
  • EA1266 — Box Elder, Hansel Mtn (any legal weapon)
  • EA1267 — Cache (any legal weapon)
  • EA1268 — North Slope, Summit (archery)
  • EA1269 — Ogden (excludes Hyrum, any legal weapon)
  • EA1106 — Wasatch Mtns, Avintaquin (any legal weapon)
  • EA1264 — Wasatch Mtns, Rabbit Gulch (any legal weapon)
  • EA1265 — Wasatch Mtns, Tabby Mtn (any legal weapon)
New doe pronghorn hunt
  • PD1006 — Parker Mtn (any legal weapon)

Mandatory antlerless harvest reporting

If you obtain an antlerless permit this year, don't forget to complete a harvest report after your hunt ends. Antlerless harvest reporting is mandatory. You have 30 days after your hunting season ends to report your antlerless harvest online or over the phone. Failure to comply will result in a $50 fine and/or exclusion from next year's big game and antlerless hunt drawings.

Visit the Report your game harvest page and click the appropriate button at the top of the page. Then, you can log in and complete your harvest report.

If you prefer to complete your harvest report over the phone, call 800-221-0659.

Updates for 2024

Download guidebooks and more to your DWR mobile app: You can now download Utah's hunting and fishing guidebooks using your Utah DWR mobile app. This makes it easy to read, search and bookmark the 2024 Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook and guidebooks for other species. You can keep your hunting or combo license and any valid course completion certificates on the app, too! Learn more about the app and download it at Please remember that licenses are different from permits. All antlerless hunts require a printed permit, and you must carry it with you while hunting.

Hunter orange: The Utah Legislature made changes to the hunter orange requirements, which formerly stated that a hunter must have a minimum of 400 square inches. The new regulation requires that anyone hunting big game must wear hunter orange on the exterior so that it can be seen, including one or more of the following items: a hat, shirt, jacket, coat, vest or sweater. See page 45 of the 2024 Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook for requirements and exceptions.

Night-vision device rule changes: The Utah Wildlife Board clarified rule language from "unlawful to use" to "unlawful to possess" night-vision devices while locating big game from July 31 to Dec. 31. (Note: The end date has also changed to align with trail camera rules.) For details, visit

Arrow and bolt length: The board approved removing the length restrictions on arrows and bolts for airgun, archery and crossbow hunting. For details, see page 46 of the 2024 Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook.

Tagging requirements for donations, game processing and taxidermy: The Utah Legislature made several changes to the tagging requirements for big game animals, including documentation that must accompany protected wildlife carcasses or parts for donation, locker or storage facility receipt, and taxidermy. Carefully review the information on pages 55–57 of the 2024 Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook for details about these new requirements.

Improved airstrips: The board removed the aircraft requirement for taking off and landing only on improved airstrips, maintaining all other provisions that limit hunting from an aircraft. See page 54 of the 2024 Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook for additional aircraft rules.

Antlerless elk-control units: In 2024, the Division is offering antlerless elk-control permits on eight hunting units. Learn more about these permits and how they work.

Unit boundary and name changes: Many antlerless hunt unit boundaries and names change every year. See detailed hunt boundary information.

Season date changes: Season dates change every year, so please check them carefully before applying for hunts. See all 2024 antlerless season dates.

Invalid permits: Utah Legislature H.B. 382 clarified that any original license, permit, tag or certificate of registration becomes invalid when surrendered or forfeited, or when a duplicate or exchanged one is issued.

Credit card payment processing fees: In order to cover our increasing costs for systems and electronic payment processing, the Division will begin charging a 2.2% processing fee on all credit card transactions beginning July 1. The legislature authorized a fee up to 3% to cover these costs in the 2024 legislative session.

And keep in mind

Mandatory harvest reporting for antlerless hunts: You have 30 days after your hunting season ends to report your antlerless harvest online or over the phone. Failure to comply will result in a $50 fine and/or exclusion from next year's big game and antlerless hunt drawings.

Forfeit preference points for purchase of over-the-counter antlerless permits: If you obtain a general-season antlerless permit over the counter — including any of the permits in the list below — you will lose any preference points you've previously accrued for that specific antlerless species. This rule applies to all of the following permit types:

  • Any leftover permits from the antlerless hunt drawing
  • CWMU permits for antlerless deer, antlerless elk or doe pronghorn
  • Antlerless elk conservation permits
  • Antlerless mitigation permits (not directly issued to a landowner)

If you purchase an antlerless elk control permit, you will not lose your preference points.

Antlerless elk permit rules: Antlerless elk permits — and any other type of antlerless permit — may be used only during the season dates printed on your permit.

Trail camera regulations: Trail cameras are prohibited on public land from July 31 to Dec. 31, with some exceptions for research and monitoring by land management agencies. The sale or purchase of trail camera footage in the take — or attempted take — of big game, bears or cougars is prohibited. Trail cameras that utilize internal data storage may be used on private property. Visit for details.

Edit your application: You may edit your application free of charge at any time during the application period (before 11 p.m. MDT on June 19, 2024). You will not be charged any additional fees, unless you completely withdraw your application and resubmit.

Obtain up to three elk permits: You may obtain up to three elk permits per year — as long as at least two of the permits are for antlerless elk — but you can only apply for or obtain one antlerless elk permit in the drawing.

CWD regulations and surveillance: The Division will continue surveillance for chronic wasting disease in the state. To learn more, visit

Check the Utah Hunt Planner: The Utah Hunt Planner is an online tool you can use to be better prepared for your next Utah hunt. It contains in-depth information on Utah's antlerless hunting units, including notes from the managing biologists and details about the units' antlerless big game populations, accessibility, habitat, safety and weather. Use the Hunt Planner.

Weapons technology rules: Utah's allowable weapons technologies rules have changed in recent years, including prohibiting attached electronics (except for illuminated reticles) on most weapons. See page 45 of the 2024 Utah Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook for details.

Game retrieval and meat salvage: A hunter must physically check the area where they shot at an animal to see if the animal was killed or wounded before the hunter leaves the area. If you do harvest an animal, you must harvest the meat following rule specifications for salvage.

Hunter Mentoring program: The Hunter Mentoring program allows a young person to share a mentor's permit. Learn more.

Review harvest data from previous years: The antlerless harvest data from previous years may be useful as you decide where to apply for permits. See harvest data.

Permit surrender processes: If you want to surrender your permit, you are strongly encouraged to do so at least 30 days before the season opens. The surrender process has changed and could result in the loss of previously accrued preference points. For details, see the Surrendered permits and refunds page.

Child support law: There are restrictions on fishing and hunting license purchasers for nonpayment of child support. For additional information — or to arrange a payment schedule — please contact the Office of Recovery Services at 801-536-8500.

Ways to report poachers: Use the UTDWR law enforcement app and a text option to report poachers (text 847411). Download the app and see details about reporting options.

Private-lands-only antlerless elk permits: This year, the Division will again offer private-lands-only antlerless elk permits. These permits are only valid on private lands on select hunting units. Do not purchase one of these permits without knowing the laws that regulate hunting on private lands. Learn more.

Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook: All big game field regulations — for both antlered and antlerless animals — are in the 2024 Utah Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook, available now on the DWR website or by downloading to your DWR mobile app. Printed copies will be available from license agents and Division offices in early June.

Hunting license required: Before you can apply for a 2024 antlerless permit, bonus point or preference point, you must have a valid Utah hunting or combination license. You can purchase a license today or when you apply for an antlerless permit.

Download the app: To store your licenses on a phone or tablet, download the free Utah Hunting and Fishing app.

Apply for permits online or by phone: If you plan to hunt antlerless big game in Utah this year, you must apply for a permit online or by phone no later than June 19, 2024. There's an 11 p.m. MDT deadline for online applications and a 5 p.m. MDT deadline for phone applications. Apply online, beginning June 5, or call any Division office.

Opportunity for youth: A full 20% of the permits for antlerless deer, antlerless elk and doe pronghorn have been reserved for hunters who will be 17 or under by July 31, 2024.

Season dates, hunt tables and boundary maps

Season dates vary, depending on the species and the area. For season date listings, see the 2024 antlerless hunt tables:

Permit fees

See the License, permit and miscellaneous fees page for a full list of license and permit fees.

Permit Resident Nonresident
Antlerless deer $35 $118
Two-doe deer $50 $217
Antlerless elk control $40 $118
Antlerless elk (general season) $56 $350
Antlerless elk (private lands only) $56 $350
Antlerless moose $249 $1,100
Doe pronghorn $35 $118
Two-doe pronghorn $60 $217
Ewe bighorn sheep $110 $1,050
CWMU antlerless deer $35 $118*
CWMU two-doe deer $50 $217*
CWMU antlerless elk $56 $350*
CWMU doe pronghorn $35 $118*
CWMU two-doe pronghorn $60 $217*

* Nonresidents may only obtain CWMU permits through the CWMU operator. See a list of hunts on CWMU properties.

New credit card processing fee: In order to cover our increasing costs for systems and electronic payment processing, the Division will begin charging a 2.2% processing fee on all credit card transactions beginning July 1. The legislature authorized a fee up to 3% to cover these costs in the 2024 legislative session.

Quick links
Wildlife Blog: Views from DWR employees
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