Utah Deer Hunt Only 3 Days Long in 5 Units

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If you're going to hunt deer on any of the following units in Utah, remember that this fall's rifle hunt ends on Oct. 25, 2010.

That's right; the following units in the following regions are open for only three days of rifle deer hunting this year:

Northern Region

  • Cache unit
  • Ogden unit

Central Region

  • Oquirrh-Stansbury unit

Northeastern Region

  • South Slope, Vernal unit

Southern Region

  • Monroe unit

The rifle hunt on the five units runs Oct. 23–25, 2010.

While approving rules for Utah's 2010 hunts, members of the Utah Wildlife Board decided to shorten the season on the units. They made their decision after learning about the number of bucks per 100 does on the five units.

Utah's statewide deer management plan says action must be taken to increase the number of bucks per 100 does on units that fall below an average of 15 bucks per 100 does for three straight years.

A map and boundary description for each of the five units is available at http://go.usa.gov/xLQ.

What about the other units in Utah?

If you're over 18 years of age, your deer hunt on the remaining units in Utah will also be shorter.

On the remaining units, the hunt runs Oct. 23–27, 2010 for those over 18 years of age.

For those who are 18 years of age or younger, the hunt on the remaining units runs Oct. 23–31, 2010.

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