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Information about hunting big game species in Utah

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Big Game Application Guidebook

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

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Corrections

Page 46: The season dates for the Antelope Island premium limited-entry buck deer hunt (DB1002) were listed incorrectly in the table. The correct season dates are Nov. 16–23, 2022 (not Nov. 7–17, 2022, as was listed in the print edition of the guidebook). The online edition of this guidebook has been updated with the correct hunt season dates.

Pages 67–68: In the CWMU buck deer hunt table, a hunt name and number were listed incorrectly. The correct name for the CWMU buck deer hunt is Tunnel Hollow, hunt number DB1340. (Not Lone Tree Tunnel Hollow, hunt number DB1259, as was printed in the guidebook.) The online edition of this guidebook and the Utah Hunt Planner have been updated with this correction.

Pages 70–71: In the CWMU any bull elk hunt table, a hunt name and number were listed incorrectly. The correct name for the CWMU any bull elk hunt is Tunnel Hollow, hunt number EB3614. (Not Lone Tree Tunnel Hollow, hunt number EB3535, as was printed in the guidebook.) The online edition of this guidebook and the Utah Hunt Planner have been updated with this correction.

Page 72: In the CWMU buck pronghorn hunt table, the hunt number for the Allen Ranch Pronghorn CWMU hunt is incorrect. The correct hunt number is PB5325 (not PB3525, as was listed in the printed edition of the guidebook). The online edition of this guidebook has been updated with the correct hunt number.


Big game field regulations

Big Game Field Regulations

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

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Corrections

Page 46: One of the exemptions for carrying a rifle or muzzleloader during big game archery hunts has been edited for clarity to include applicable bear and cougar hunts (new information in bold): "Hunters who are licensed to hunt big game species, bear or cougar during rifle or muzzleloader hunts that coincide with the big game archery hunt." The online edition of this guidebook has been updated with this change.

Page 27: In the elk-hunting table at the bottom of the page, an incorrect date is listed for the end of the any bull elk archery season. The correct end date is Sept. 21, 2022 (not Sept. 22, 2022, as was listed in the print edition of the guidebook). The online edition of this guidebook has been updated with the correct date.


Antlerless Guidebook

Antlerless Application Guidebook

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 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

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