Hunting in Utah
Utah has some of the best hunting in the country, with a variety of species and opportunities available. Keep reading for more information about the species you can hunt, as well as the rules, requirements and essentials for each hunt.
Know the laws
Utah's hunting guidebooks are free and provide an essential summary of the latest rules and regulations. You can find them online, in DWR offices and at many retail locations. The laws may change from year to year, so review the guidebook carefully when planning your hunt!
Plan your hunt
Before you apply for a hunting permit or head out on your hunt, you should do some planning and research. Visit the Utah Hunt Planner for an in-depth look at hunt boundaries, hunting dates and other key information about Utah's hunting units. This insightful blog post explains how to best use the Hunt Planner as you prepare to go afield.
Attend a hunting event
Throughout the year, the DWR holds multiple hunting seminars and other events focused on hunting. There are even special hunts for youth or beginners, usually held in the fall. See a full list of these events and sign up today.
Report your harvest
All big game species have mandatory reporting requirements — even if you didn't harvest an animal. Report your harvest online or call 800-221-0659. Your harvest information provides insights into Utah's hunts and wildlife populations over time.