Dedicated Hunter Program
Greater opportunities to hunt and contribute to Utah's wildlife
The Dedicated Hunter Program is a service-based hunting program that allows participants to have more time to hunt deer (general season) each year. This program:
- Promotes the overall hunting experience, rather than consistently taking an animal.
- Provides hunters with opportunities to contribute their time to wildlife-related service projects.
- Provides participants with additional education about wildlife management and ethics.
As a result of this program, many important projects for big game, upland game, fish and other wildlife are accomplished each year that, otherwise, could not be done.
Before you join
- Learn more about the program
- How to join
- Frequently asked questions
- Contact the Dedicated Hunter Program
Dedicated Hunter participant guide
- How things work — the annual requirements
- Dates and reminders
- Find service projects
- Propose your own project idea
- Program rules
- Monitor your progress
- Pay for your service hours online
Want to learn more? Listen to the DWR "Wild" podcast!
DWR Dedicated Hunter and Walk-in Access Coordinator Bryan Christensen talks about Utah's Dedicated Hunter Program: what it is, how it works, why it is a win-win for wildlife conservation and avid hunters, and how to get involved. Note: Since this interview was recorded, there have been several administrative changes to the Dedicated Hunter program and enrollment process, and as of July 2023, the buyout time for one hour is now $40.