How to e-tag harvested wildlife
Try the new e-tagging feature in the Utah Hunting & Fishing app
This functionality is new and still being tested — an e-tag may not be used in place of a paper tag in the field. All 2023 general-season turkeys should be tagged with a paper tag, and you may only harvest one turkey.
Warning: The following steps should not be taken unless you are standing next to your harvested animal. Submitting an e-tag is the same as detaching and notching a paper kill tag. You may no longer hunt once your e-tag is submitted.
Although you may have both a paper and electronic copy of your permit, you may only harvest one animal.
To e-tag your harvest
Before your hunt
Download your permit to the Utah Hunting & Fishing mobile app. You must have Wi-Fi or cellular service to download your permit. Tap the license icon below to get started; you will need your customer ID and date of birth.
During your hunt
You must carry your digital permit or your paper permit with you while hunting. It is your responsibility to ensure your device has sufficient power to display the permit if a conservation officer asks to see it.
After you harvest
Once you have successfully harvested, open the Utah Hunting & Fishing app and tap on the permit. Scroll down and then tap the SUBMIT E-TAG button.
Follow the prompts to complete the e-tagging process. Depending on the type of permit you have, you may be asked additional harvest questions. Once you have completed the questionnaire, tap Submit. You have successfully e-tagged your harvest!
Note: If you attempt to submit an e-tag and you do not have network service, your survey will be saved on the device and re-submitted the next time the app is opened.
Important information regarding e-tagged wildlife
If you are using the electronic permit and tag exclusively while in the field, you must carry your device with the permit downloaded on it. It is your responsibility to ensure that the device has sufficient power to display the permit upon request of a conservation officer.
You may not continue to hunt on a permit that has been e-tagged, even if you still have an un-notched paper copy of your permit/tag.
Anyone who is transporting e-tagged wildlife for another person must also have evidence that the animal was legally harvested. This may be accomplished by using at least one of the following methods:
- Taking and sharing a screenshot of the e-tagged permit that clearly shows the security code. (The person transporting the animal must have that screenshot.)
- Using another mobile device to download the Utah Hunting & Fishing app, log in with the hunter’s information and then download the used permit to that mobile device. (The person transporting the animal must be in possession of a device that can display the used permit.)
- Obtaining written permission from the permit holder that includes the permit holder’s full name, their contact information and their permit number — all information should be clearly readable. (The person transporting the animal must be in possession of this written permission.)