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Apply to be a member of the Utah Wildlife Board

Applications must be received by March 31, 2023 at 5 p.m.

With the ending of two members' terms of service in August 2023, the Utah Wildlife Board has two open positions to fill. The seven-member Wildlife Board — the group that makes the final decisions about hunting, fishing and how wildlife is managed in Utah — is inviting members of the public to apply.

Board members are appointed by the governor and serve a six-year term. They are encouraged to attend the public Wildlife Regional Advisory Council meetings in their respective regions, and also must attend roughly six public Wildlife Board meetings in Farmington each year. The positions are unpaid, and members of the board do not become employees of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Utah Wildlife Board, submit an application beginning Jan. 1, 2023 at boards.utah.gov. The application process requires an email address and a UtahID (which you will be prompted to create if you have not already done so). Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 31, 2023.

Beginning in April, an 11-member nominating committee will review the applications and submit their recommendations to the governor, who will make the final decision about who fills the openings.

The nominating committee and the governor are currently looking for applicants from these DWR regions (see a map of the five DWR administrative regions):

  • One person from the Southeastern Region
  • One person from any region of the state besides the Northern Region
Applications will be accepted from Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m. to March 31, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Application website

You must attach your resume to your application in order for it to be considered by the nominating committee. Letters of support should be emailed directly to Staci Coons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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