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Rules & regulations

These guidebooks contain the information you must know to hunt or fish in Utah. We highly recommend that you either download electronic versions or pick up printed copies. We distribute free printed guidebooks at Division offices and licensing agents.

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Fishing Guidebook

The Utah Fishing Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern fishing in Utah.

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Emergency changes

Jan. 13, 2022 changes to 2022 fishing limits. I, J. Shirley, by authority granted in Section 23-14-8 of the Wildlife Resources code of Utah, declare an emergency amendment to the 2022 Utah Fishing Guidebook. The following has been amended:

Spring Lake Community Fishery (Payson, Utah)

The daily bag limit and possession limit for sportfish from the community fishery has been increased to 8 fish. (Common carp do not count towards the daily limit.)

The Spring Lake Community Fishery will be drained by Payson City this winter to facilitate repairs to the pond infrastructure. Low water levels and/or freezing conditions are expected to result in the loss of sportfish left unharvested. Please obey all area closures that may be established by the city or construction crews. Be aware that dropping water levels will leave ice (if present) hazardous and unsafe.

These changes are effective immediately and will remain in effect until March 18, 2022. All other rules established in the 2022 Utah Fishing Guidebook remain in effect.

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Big Game Application Guidebook

The Utah Big Game Application Guidebook provides information and instructions hunters need to know to apply for bucks, bulls and once-in-a-lifetime hunts.

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Corrections

Page 46: The season dates for the Antelope Island premium limited-entry buck deer hunt (DB1002) were listed incorrectly in the table. The correct season dates are Nov. 16–23, 2022 (not Nov. 7–17, 2022, as was listed in the print edition of the guidebook). The online edition of this guidebook has been updated with the correct hunt season dates.

Page 72: In the CWMU buck pronghorn hunt table, the hunt number for the Allen Ranch Pronghorn CWMU hunt is incorrect. The correct hunt number is PB5325 (not PB3525, as was listed in the printed edition of the guidebook). The online edition of this guidebook has been updated with the correct hunt number.

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Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook

The Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern big game hunting in Utah.

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Antlerless Applications

Are you interested in hunting an antlerless big game animal during the 2021 season? Here's the information you'll need in order to apply for a permit.

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Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook

The Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern upland game and turkey hunting in Utah.

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Updates

Page 39: The Wildlife Board approved one CWMU turkey hunt after the printed guidebook was distributed: East Zion, Hunt #TK1021, Kane County, 4 public permits.

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Waterfowl Guidebook

The Utah Waterfowl Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern waterfowl hunting in Utah.

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Corrections

Page 36: For the Nov. 6 listing in the table, the symbol indicating the reopening of dark geese season in the Wasatch Front goose area was accidentally omitted. The season does start again on Nov. 6, and that symbol has been added in the updated online guidebook.

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Black Bear Guidebook

The Black Bear Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern black bear hunting in Utah.

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Cougar Guidebook

The Utah Cougar Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern hunting and pursuing cougars in Utah.

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Furbearer Guidebook

Taking, possessing, selling and purchasing furbearing animals, including bobcats and martens.

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DWR administrative rule governing falconry in Utah

View rule R657-20

Collection, Importation & Possession of Amphibians & Reptiles

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Collection, Importation, Transportation & Possession of Animals

View rule R657-3

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