Chance to Obtain Second Utah Elk Permit

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If you're an elk hunter who would like to take an additional animal in Utah this season, the chance to do so begins Aug. 3 when cow elk permits not taken in this year's antlerless draw go on sale.

"This is a great opportunity for bull elk hunters to also take a cow elk this season," says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "This opportunity also provides cow elk hunters a chance to take an additional cow elk."

The following hunters may obtain a second elk permit:

* Hunters who obtain a cow elk permit in Utah's antlerless draw may obtain a second cow elk permit beginning Aug. 3.

* Hunters who have obtained a bull elk or hunter's choice elk permit, but haven't obtained a cow elk permit yet, may obtain a cow elk permit beginning Aug. 3.

* Hunters who haven't obtained an elk permit by Aug. 3 may obtain two cow elk permits. Hunters who do this are reminded that if they obtain two cow elk permits, they may not purchase a bull elk or hunter's choice permit this year.

Hunters who draw a cow elk permit in the antlerless draw have another option. Instead of obtaining a second cow permit, they may buy a bull elk or hunter's choice permit.

Remaining cow elk permits on sale Aug. 3

Permits not taken in this year's Antlerless Draw will be available Aug. 2 from more than 300 hunting license agents statewide and the Division of Wildlife Resources' six offices.

The DWR offices will open at 8 a.m. that morning. Hunting license agents will open their doors during their regular business hours, so the hours they open will vary. "I would encourage hunters to contact their nearest license agent, to learn when they'll open for business that day," Tutorow said.

Tutorow says hunters may have two elk permits in any of the following combinations:

  • One bull elk permit and one cow elk permit;
  • Two cow elk permits; or,
  • One hunter's choice permit and one cow elk permit.

Hunters may NOT obtain two bull elk permits, or a bull elk and hunter's choice permit.

For more information, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.