Utah Hunting News

Revised Plan Will Allow a Few More Elk in Utah

Wildlife biologists have received approval to manage Utah for a few more elk in the coming years.

On June 6, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved revisions to Utah’s elk management plan.  The revisions will allow the state’s elk population to be managed for up to 70,965 elk.  The current objective is 68,825 elk.

Buck Deer Permits Reduced Slightly in Utah

For months now, deer hunters have wondered how many general buck deer permits will be available for Utah’s 30 new deer hunting units this fall. On May 3, the Utah Wildlife Board gave the answer: 86,500.

The board divided the 86,500 permits as follows:

Free Shooting at Utah's Public Ranges

Lee Kay and Cache Valley public shooting ranges host open houses

You can shoot bows and arrows and firearms for free at two public shooting ranges in May. If you don't have your own equipment, or you don't know much about shooting, no problem—free equipment and instruction will be provided each day.

See Utah Mountain Goats, April 21

Fun activities for kids also part of the event

Sandy — Colorful flowers and warmer weather aren't the only signs spring is here: So are mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon!

You Can't Shoot Prairie Dogs in Utah After April 1, 2012

White-tailed prairie dogs that live in Coyote Basin in northeastern Utah and Utah prairie dogs are fully protected—you can't shoot them.

How Many Permits Will be Available for Utah Hunt?

The time to decide how many buck deer permits will be available for hunts in Utah this fall is almost here.

In Ten Years, NSSF® Has Awarded $4.7 Million to State Agencies to Promote Hunting

$392,185 in Hunting Heritage Partnership® Grants Go to 12 Projects

Utah Capture Crew Finds Tracks, No Animals

Three partially eaten carcasses spotted from the air

After an exhaustive search on the morning of March 9, a wildlife capture crew under contract with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spotted tracks from a helicopter but didn't find any wolves or wolf-dog hybrids.

The capture crew spent the morning following five sets of tracks. But because snow conditions on the ground were sporadic, they weren't able to locate the animals.

Possible Wolf Sightings in Utah

For the past year and a half, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has been investigating reports that wolves might be in a remote area east of Springville in north-central Utah.

On March 4, while flying over the area in a helicopter, personnel with the USDA-Wildlife Services found the best evidence yet.

The personnel were performing coyote control in the area when they spotted what appeared to be four wolves or wolf-dog hybrids.

See Hundreds of Tundra Swans in Utah

Seeing and hearing just one tundra swan is enough to take your breath away.