Purchasing fall turkey hunting permits

When, where and how to buy a permit for the 2020 fall turkey season

Fall general-season turkey permits will be available online only from Sept. 3–17, 2020. Online sales during the first weeks of permit availability will prevent unnecessary crowding at DWR offices and retail license agent locations.

Starting Sept. 18, fall turkey permits will also be available at DWR offices and at retail license agent locations. Permits will remain on sale as long as quotas last or until the season ends.

Permit quotas

Permits are available for certain areas within four of the state's five turkey hunting regions:

  • Southern Region: 500 permits (15% reserved for youth only)
  • Southeastern Region: 50 permits (15% reserved for youth only)
  • Northern Region: Unlimited permits (private lands only)
  • Central Region: Unlimited permits (private lands only)

When and where to hunt

The fall general-season turkey hunts run from Oct. 1 to Feb. 28, 2021 in the northern, central and southeastern regions, and from Nov. 1 to Feb. 16, 2021 in the southern region. During the fall, hunters can harvest up to three turkeys of either sex, but they must have a separate permit for each bird harvested. Since fall hunts are designed to reduce populations in human-turkey conflict areas, we encourage the harvest of beardless turkeys during the fall seasons.

Important note about private lands: Only specified areas within each region are open to turkey hunting during the fall. A permit allows you to hunt all of the specified areas within a region. These hunt areas consist of all or largely private property. If you want to hunt on private land — an agricultural field, for example — you must obtain written permission from the landowner in advance. To see the fall turkey hunt boundary maps, visit the Utah Hunt Planner.

Hunting tips and regulations

You can find tips for hunting turkeys on the DWR website. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the 2020–21 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook before you start scouting and planning your hunt for the fall.

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