Fishing and hunting licenses and permits

Information on how to be licensed and stay legal

Buy permits and licenses

Buy a remaining permit

Purchase available deer and elk permits, or buy fishing and hunting licenses. Your credit card is required for online purchases.

Apply for available hunt drawings

Many hunts have more applicants than there are available permits. To give everyone a fair chance, we hold drawings for these permits. Check your already submitted applications.

License, permit and fee information

Fees for various fishing and hunting permits vary greatly and may change from year to year.

Lifetime license information

Answers to frequently asked questions about lifetime licenses.

Surrendered permits and refunds

Information on surrendering licenses, permits and certificates of registration and, when possible, obtaining refunds.

Hunting application and season calendar

See our calendar of upcoming wildlife events for a brief rundown of important hunt drawing application periods and hunting season dates.

Hunting & fishing guidebooks

These guidebooks contain the official rules, regulations and other information governing hunting and fishing in Utah.

HIP registration numbers

If you hunt mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, coots or snipes, you are required to register in the HIP program. There is no charge to register.

Certificates of Registration (COR)

Find commonly requested Certificate of Registration (COR) information and application forms.

Natural Resources Bookstore

Buying a license or permit? The Natural Resources Bookstore at 1594 W North Temple in Salt Lake City sells useful maps and books to help plan your hunting or fishing trip.

ADA Licensing Opportunities

We encourage people with disabilities to take advantage of Utah's natural resources. The DWR has many licensing opportunities specifically tailored to meet the needs of citizens with disabilities.

Licenses or permits?

Know the difference between a license and a permit? They're similar but different thing.

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