Northern Region Permits Still Available

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Deer hunters are encouraged to buy their Northern Region permit as soon as possible. Utah's general rifle buck deer hunt begins Oct. 18 and if past years are any indication, permits will sell out before that day arrives.

Last year, for example, Northern Region permits sold out the Thursday before the hunt began. "Permits are selling at an even faster rate this year," said Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

As of Oct. 6, a total of 4,699 Northern Region permits were still available. Resident and nonresident hunters may purchase them at the DWR's six offices and from 59 license agents in the state. A list of agents selling permits is available at DWR offices and the DWR's Internet Web site (

Until 7 a.m. on Oct. 14, hunters who have a major credit card can also buy a permit on the DWR's Web site. Permits will not be available on the Internet after 7 a.m. on Oct. 14 because there won't be enough time before the season starts to get permits to hunters through the mail.

Also, permits will not be available on the Internet if they sell out before 7 a.m. on Oct. 14. Permits for the DWR's remaining four regions have already sold out.

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