Utah Big Game Apps Accepted Starting Feb. 1st

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If you enjoy hunting big game in Utah, a time you wait for all year is almost here. Starting Feb. 1, you can apply for a permit to hunt big game animals in 2011.

"Big game hunting in Utah is very popular with people across the country," says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "We expect to receive about 280,000 applications this year."

Start applying on Feb. 1

You can apply for a 2011 permit at wildlife.utah.gov starting Feb. 1. Your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on March 3 to be entered in the draw for permits.

If you have questions or need help completing your application, please call any DWR office before 6 p.m. on March 3.

Results of the 2011 Utah big game draw will be available by May 31.

Applying for a point

If you're not going to hunt in 2011, you can still apply for a bonus point or a preference point. These points increase the chance that you'll draw a permit the next time you apply.

You can start applying for a point on Feb. 1. Your application for a point must be received through wildlife.utah.gov no later than 11 p.m. on March 10.

Please remember that you must have a hunting license or a combination license to apply for a point or a hunting permit.

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


hunter25's picture

Well just doing the waiting

Well just doing the waiting game now. The applications have been in for about three weeks now and the long wait for results is still dragging on.

I need the combination license anyway for Utah every year so the 10 dollar application fee is easy while waiting to find out if you are going to have to pay for any thing else. I applied for antelope, deer, bison, and only a point for goats this year. Only 40 bucks up front but a heck of a lot more if I actually drew all the rest. I could get lucky but it will probably be a few more years before I get any of them.

Good luck to any one else that applied there.