Fishing and hunting licenses and permits
Information on how to be licensed and stay legal
Purchase available deer and elk permits, or buy fishing and hunting licenses. Your credit card is required for online purchases.
- Buy fishing licenses, hunting licenses & hunting permits online
- Buy fishing licenses, hunting licenses & hunting permits at retail stores
- Buy a hunting, fishing or combination license over the phone
Many hunts have more applicants than there are available permits. To give everyone a fair chance, we hold drawings for these permits. Check your already submitted applications.
Fees for various fishing and hunting permits vary greatly and may change from year to year.
Answers to frequently asked questions about lifetime licenses.
Information on surrendering licenses, permits and certificates of registration and, when possible, obtaining refunds.
See our calendar of upcoming wildlife events for a brief rundown of important hunt drawing application periods and hunting season dates. See when and how to apply for permit drawings. Also see when Dedicated Hunters can apply.
These guidebooks contain the official rules, regulations and other information governing hunting and fishing in Utah.
If you hunt mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, coots or snipes, you are required to register in the HIP program. There is no charge to register.
Find commonly requested Certificate of Registration (COR) information and application forms.
Buying a license or permit? The Natural Resources Bookstore at 1594 W North Temple in Salt Lake City sells useful maps and books to help plan your hunting or fishing trip.
We encourage people with disabilities to take advantage of Utah's natural resources. The DWR has many licensing opportunities specifically tailored to meet the needs of citizens with disabilities.
Know the difference between a license and a permit? They're similar but different thing.