Utah Hunting

Deer Hunting Species commonly hunted in Utah are mule deer, elk, antelope, pheasant, ducks, geese, rabbits, sage grouse, forest grouse, chukar partridge, mourning dove and wild turkeys. Hunting is allowed in most public areas of the state, except in national parks, monuments, and state parks.

Hunting is managed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and proclamations are set yearly. Always check the latest proclamation for species you want to hunt as you plan your trip.

Licenses: Resident and non-resident permits for general hunts can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis from license dealers statewide, from DWR offices and via the internet. Some special hunt permits are allotted via lotteries, with application periods set in the proclamation.

Hunting Seasons: Seasons for all huntable species are set yearly. Information on big game seasons is available in January and small game information can be obtained by late August each year.

View a list of Utah's professional hunting guides and outfitters.

The best source of information on Utah wildlife is the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116, 801-538-4700.

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