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Big Game Application Guidebook

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Information about hunting big game species in Utah

Big Game Application Guidebook

Big Game Application Guidebook

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

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Page 70: In the CWMU buck deer hunt table, one Little Red Creek (DB1258) public permit was listed in error. There is no public permit available on that CWMU for 2024, and that hunt has been deleted in the online edition of this guidebook.

Big game field regulations

Big Game Field Regulations

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

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Page 28: An update to the wildlife management and waterfowl management areas that will be closed to the general public (including big game hunting) for sponsored youth and beginner pheasant hunts was made after the printed guidebook was distributed.

The 2024 closures are:

  • Oct. 26 — Huntington Game Farm (until 3 p.m.)
  • Nov. 9 — Annabella, Pahvant, Pine Canyon (also known as Carr Fork) WMAs and part of the Ogden Bay WMA

The online edition of the guidebook has been edited to reflect this update.


Page 43: An incorrect end date for the general-season archery elk hunt was printed in the guidebook. Utah's general season archery spike elk hunt runs from Aug. 17—Sept. 6, 2024 (not Sept. 5, as was indicated in the print edition).

The online edition of this guidebook has been updated with this correction.

Utah Antlerless Application

Antlerless Application

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 associations and 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)

Chronic wasting disease

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

Quick links
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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