Waterfowl guidebook

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If you hunt mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, coots or snipes, you are required to register for the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP). There is no charge to register.

Hunting waterfowl in Utah

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Waterfowl Guidebook (2020–21)

The Utah DWR Waterfowl Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern waterfowl hunting in Utah. The guidebook is a quick, convenient reference for waterfowl hunting regulations. For more complete information, read through the relevant state statutes and administrative rules.

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Page 28: Added unit 9 to the bullet about airboat use at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. That bullet now states, "Airboats are only permitted in the posted open areas of units 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and the C blocks."

Page 36: Updated the shooting hours table to correct an error on Oct. 30–31 for scaup in the northern zone. The scaup season in the northern zone is open on Oct. 30–31, 2020.

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