Program benefits and requirements
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Benefits, requirements & fees

What can you expect if you join the Dedicated Hunter Program?

As a Dedicated Hunter, you will receive the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to hunt during all of the general-season buck deer hunts: archery, extended archery, muzzleloader and any legal weapon (rifle) during a three-year consecutive period.
  • Opportunities to join with the DWR to help wildlife and promote wildlife recreation in Utah.


If you join the Dedicated Hunter Program, you agree to do the following:

  • Harvest no more than two deer during your three years in the program (with a maximum of one deer per year).
  • Complete 32 service hours on DWR-approved service projects.
  • Take an online conservation and ethics course.
  • Have a current Utah hunting license when you apply for the program and during each year you obtain a Dedicated Hunter permit.

Want to know more? See common questions and answers or read the program rules.

Ready to apply? Here's how to begin.

Program fees*

When you apply to join the Dedicated Hunter program, you'll be charged a nonrefundable $10 application fee. If you are successful in the drawing, you will be charged one of the following fees:

   Residents: $195
   Nonresidents: $1,047

Youth (12 to 17 years old)
   Residents: $120
   Nonresidents: $814

Lifetime license holder
   Adult: $75

* The program fee includes your certificate of registration and your annual deer permit fees for all three years. Fee also includes a $5 fee for the Predator Control Program.