Extended archery season

If you haven’t taken a deer or elk by the time your archery general-season or limited-entry hunt ends, you can continue your archery hunting in Utah’s extended archery areas.

Before hunting in any of Utah’s extended archery areas, though, you must complete the Division’s Archery Ethics course each year. You must carry your Archery Ethics Course certificate of completion with you while you’re hunting.

This hunter ethics course is in addition to Utah's hunter education requirement. We also recommend that archery hunters complete bowhunter education.

Hunting in an extended archery area

After you successfully complete the course, you should print your certificate of completion. You must carry your Archery Ethics Course certificate of completion with you while you’re hunting.

Hunters who have an archery buck deer permit may hunt within the Cache Laketown Extended Archery, Ogden, Uintah Basin, Wasatch Front or West Cache extended archery areas during the seasons listed below.

Hunters who have an archery elk permit may hunt within the Uintah Basin or Wasatch Front extended archery elk areas during the extended archery seasons listed below.

Limited-entry deer and elk archery hunters must still complete their harvest survey questionnaire within 30 days of the end of their limited-entry hunt.

Extended archery season dates

Deer (either sex)

If you have an archery deer permit and haven't taken a deer by the end of your hunt—and you complete the required archery ethics course—you may hunt in the extended archery areas during the seasons listed below.

Extended archery area Season dates
 Cache Laketown Extended Archery Sept. 17–Nov. 30, 2016
 Ogden Sept. 17–Nov. 30, 2016
 Uintah Basin Sept. 17–Nov. 30, 2016
 Wasatch Front Sept. 17–Nov. 30, 2016
 West Cache Sept. 17–Nov. 30, 2016
Elk (either sex)

If you have an archery elk permit and haven't taken an elk by the end of your hunt—and you complete the required archery ethics course—you may hunt in the extended archery areas during the seasons listed below.

Extended archery area Season dates
 Uintah Basin Sept. 17–Dec. 15, 2016
 Wasatch Front Aug. 20–Dec. 15, 2016

Taking the Archery Ethics Course

The course takes about 30 minutes to complete. You must score 100 percent to pass the course, but if you answer a question incorrectly you will have an opportunity at the end of the test to answer the question again. You may take the course as many times as needed.

Begin the Extended Archery Ethics Course


Reprint your certificate of completion: If you have previously completed this course and wish to reprint your certificate of completion, follow the link and then click Lookup Certificate of Completion.

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