Utah Limited Entry Cougar Hunt Deadline Oct. 12th

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You have until Oct. 12 to apply for a permit to hunt cougars on limited-entry units in Utah this season.

You can start applying on Sept. 21. Applications will be accepted on the Utah DWR Web site until 11 p.m. on Oct. 12.

As you're completing your application, if you have questions or need help, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or (801) 538-4700 no later than 6 p.m. on Oct. 12.

You'll be applying for a limited-entry cougar permit. Permits to hunt on Utah's harvest objective units go on sale Nov. 8.

"If you draw a limited-entry permit, you cannot buy a permit to hunt on a harvest-objective unit," says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Utah DWR. "Before you apply for a permit to hunt on a limited-entry unit, make sure a limited-entry hunt is the hunt you want to participate in."

More information about the two permits is available in the 2009–2010 Utah Cougar Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks. You can also get a copy at DWR offices and from hunting license agents across Utah.

Apply for a bonus point

If you won't be hunting cougars during the 2009–2010 season, you can still apply for a bonus point that will increase the chance that you draw a permit in the future.

If you'd like to apply for a bonus point, make sure you submit your application at www.wildlife.utah.gov no later than 11 p.m. on Oct. 12.


If you have questions about hunting cougars in Utah, please call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office. You can also call the Utah DWR's Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.