Applications due by Dec. 27

If you'd like to hunt wild turkeys on limited-entry units in Utah next spring, you need to submit your application soon.

If you'd like to hunt turkeys on limited-entry units in Utah next spring, you need to submit your application by Dec. 27.

Applications to hunt on limited-entry units are due by 11 p.m. on Dec. 27. You can apply at wildlife.utah.gov.

"I think we'll have a good turkey hunt in Utah next spring," says Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "The state's turkey populations are doing really well."

The limited-entry hunt will be held in April.

The following permits are available for each of the DWRs' five regions:


Region Number of permits
Northern 550
Central 400
Northeastern 325
Southeastern 450
Southern 1,980

Still a chance to hunt

If you don't draw one of the 3,705 limited-entry permits, don't pack your gun away — you can still hunt turkeys this spring.

After the limited-entry hunt is over, the general statewide turkey hunt happens in May. Permits for the general hunt are not limited in number, so you'll have no problem getting one.

Permits for Utah's general statewide turkey hunt go on sale Feb. 22.

Turkey guidebook

More information about Utah's 2018 spring turkey hunting season is available in the 2017 - 2018 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks. You can also get a copy at DWR offices and from hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.