To join the Dedicated Hunter program, just follow the following steps:

  1. Take the required orientation course before placing an application
  2. Know the program fees
  3. Learn the application process

Orientation course

Is the Dedicated Hunter program a good fit for you and your schedule? There's an easy way to find out. Just take the free online orientation course. We've designed this orientation course to help you become familiar with the Dedicated Hunter program and see if it is right for you.

Everyone who applies to be in the program must take this course. You can finish it in less than 20 minutes.

If you have questions about the orientation course or the application process, please contact us. Please don't wait until the drawing application deadline to take the course, or you may not have time to submit your application.

Applying for the program

Each year, the number of openings in the Dedicated Hunter program will vary. The DWR will hold a drawing to fill those spots. A maximum of 15 percent of the permits for each unit can be given to Dedicated Hunter applicants.

Submitting your application for the online drawing

Applications for the Dedicated Hunter program are placed in the big game permit drawing. The 2019 application dates will be available in the 2019 Utah Big Game Application Guidebook, which should be online in December 2018.

Applying as a group

When you submit your application, you may apply as an individual or in groups of up to four hunters. A group application helps ensure that your group members all get the same unit.

Obtaining your results

Drawing results are typically available by the end of May each year. If your application is successful, you will receive an email notification around that time. The Division will also send you additional Dedicated Hunter program information in June, so please make sure your provide a valid email on your application.

If your application is unsuccessful, you'll receive a Dedicated Hunter preference point. This point improves your odds of joining the program in a future drawing. Read more about preference points.