Utah Considering Dramatic Changes for 2011 Deer and Elk Hunts

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If you enjoy hunting deer or elk in Utah, you need to take note — ideas are being floated that could dramatically change when the hunts are held in 2011.

You can learn about the possible changes—and let the Division of Wildlife Resources know what you think about its ideas—by logging onto a new webpage.

The page is available at the DWR's website. The address is go.usa.gov/3v4.

When you arrive at the page, you'll find information about the proposed changes. You'll also find a brief questionnaire. Answering the questionnaire will allow biologists to know what you think about the ideas.

"If you enjoy hunting deer and elk in Utah, you need to visit the site and let us know what you think," says Anis Aoude, big game coordinator for the DWR.

Aoude also encourages you to share your ideas with members of the Utah Wildlife Board and the state's Regional Advisory Councils. E-mail addresses for the board and RAC members are available at wildlife.utah.gov/public_meetings.

"The board will decide which ideas to approve when it meets Dec. 2, 2010," Aoude says. "Even though their meeting is a few months away, right now is the time to let the board and RACs know what you think."

You can also learn more about the possible changes by listening to an audio interview with Aoude. The interview is available at wildlife.utah.gov/radio.