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Information about hunting big game species in Utah

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Big Game Application Guidebook

Download the Utah DWR Big Game Application Guidebook to learn more about applying for a Utah big game permit.

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Page 57: We have removed the Book Cliffs, Wild Horse Bench bison hunt (hunt #BI6526, with season dates of Aug. 2, 2021–Jan. 31, 2022) from the guidebook because the hunt was closed in an emergency change on April 21, 2021. Bison behavior has changed due to drought conditions, and because of the ongoing drought, we are not confident that there will be bison on the unit during this year's hunt. Therefore, this hunt has been closed for the 2021–22 season. We will be emailing everyone who applied for this hunt and asking them to select an alternate hunt choice. If you have not received an email by Monday, April 26, please call 801-538-4700.

Page 59: We have corrected dates for multiple mountain goat hunts that were listed incorrectly in the printed guidebook. See the online guidebook for the correct dates for the following hunts:

  • Central Mtns, Nebo (archery)
  • Central Mtns, Nebo
  • Chalk Creek/Kamas, Uintas
  • Mt Dutton
  • North Slope/South Slope, High Uintas Central (archery)
  • North Slope/South Slope, High Uintas Leidy Peak
  • North Slope/South Slope, High Uintas West
  • Wasatch Mtns, Provo Peak
  • Wasatch Mtns, Timpanogos

Page 59: We have corrected the name for hunt #RS6708 to North Slope, Three Corners. The hunt name listed in the printed guidebook is incorrect.

Page 63: We have added two CWMU buck deer hunts that were inadvertently not listed in the printed guidebook:

  • Mt Carmel, Hunt #DB1266, Kane County, 2 public permits
  • Oak Ranch, Hunt #DB1271, Sevier County, 3 public permits

Page 66: There were two changes to the CWMU any bull elk hunts listed on this page. One hunt has been added and one hunt has been removed:

  • Added — Jacob's Creek, Hunt #EB3530, Davis/Morgan counties, 2 public permits
  • Removed — Mountain Top, Hunt #EB3539, Morgan/Summit counties, 3 public permits

Page 67: To reflect changes passed by the Utah Wildlife Board during its meeting on April 29, 2021, we have updated the permit quotas for the following CWMU hunts:

  • EB3563 Weber Florence Creek: 8 public permits
  • PB5327 Cottonwood Ridge: 4 public permits

Big game field regulations

Big Game Field Regulations

Download the Utah DWR Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook to learn more about the rules for hunting big game in Utah.

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Antlerless Guidebook

Antlerless Application Guidebook

View online resources for the antlerless hunt to learn more about applying for a Utah antlerless permit.

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Hunt planner

Hunt drawing results and drawing odds

Important dates

Antler gathering ethics course

Landowner permits

Depredation hunts

Dedicated Hunter Program

Bison orientation course

Management buck deer orientation course

Mountain goat orientation course

Extended archery seasons and ethics course

  • Bow hunters planning to hunt the extended hunts must complete an online course covering the special considerations of hunting in these high-use areas.

Cooperative Wildlife Management Units (CWMUs)

Currently available hunting permits

Remaining permits

Report harvest information and see harvest data

Big game annual reports

Statewide big game management plans

Walk-In Access

Conservation Permit Program

Utah's Trial Hunting Program

Utah Hunter Mentoring Program

Other big game information

Hunter Education: Sign up for classes
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Lee Kay and Cache Valley Shooting Centers
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Wildlife Blog: Views from DWR employees
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Wildlife dates
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