Utah Hunting News

Utah Antlerless Big Game Permits Accepted Starting June 1st

You won't have to juggle a printed guidebook and a website when you apply for a cow elk, doe deer or doe pronghorn hunting permit for this fall's hunts.

Delisting of Wolves in 8 States Begins

On the heels of legislation passed last month with the support of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) as part of the FY 2011 budget agreement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced this week that it is lifting Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for 5,500 grey wolves in eight states in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes and has published a proposed rule to remove gray wolves from ESA designation in the Western Great Lakes.

Utah's 2011 Antlerless Guidebook Available Online May 24th

f you want to hunt cow elk, doe deer or doe pronghorn this fall—and you've been trying to find a copy of the 2011 Antlerless Guidebook — you can stop looking.

A printed copy of the guidebook won't be available this year.

Utah DWR Considers Longer Seasons and Special Youth Only Days

You might have more chances to hunt upland game in Utah this fall.

The following are among changes biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending for this fall's hunts:

Utah's Dedicated Hunters Program Changing

Dedicated Hunters in Utah have given the state's wildlife more than $6 million in volunteer hours and service in the past four years alone.

But the program that's provided that service will change in 2012. That's when deer hunters in Utah switch from hunting deer in five large regions to hunting on smaller areas called units.

Utah Considers 30 Deer Hunt Units

A big change awaits Utah's deer hunters in 2012: Instead of hunting buck deer in five large regions, they'll hunt deer in smaller areas called units.

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending 30.

Montana Wildlife Officials Applaud Congressional Wolf Measure

Montana wildlife officials heaped praise on U.S. Senator Jon Tester as a Congressional measure he helped craft removed gray wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species in Montana, Idaho, and parts of Oregon, Washington and Utah.

Utah Meetings Will Discuss Permit Numbers for 2011 Seasons

Offering more spike bull elk hunting permits, a few more hard-to-draw mountain goat permits and fewer buck deer permits are among ideas Division of Wildlife Resources biologists will share at upcoming public meetings.

Permits might go up for some species

If you enjoy hunting spike bull elk or mountain goats, you'll probably like permit changes DWR biologists are recommending for 2011.

Utah Adds Cougar Hunting to Six Areas

Deer and bighorn sheep in six areas in Utah will soon receive some added protection from cougars.

Under authority granted in Utah Code 23-14-8, Division of Wildlife Resources Director Jim Karpowitz on March 3, 2011 signed an emergency change to Utah's 2010–2011 Utah Cougar Guidebook. The change extends the hunting seasons and increases the number of cougars that hunters can take on six hunting areas in Utah.

Utah's Leftover Spring Turkey Tags on Sale Feb. 24th

If you didn't obtain a limited-entry permit to hunt wild turkeys in Utah this spring, don't put your shotgun away yet. Permits to hunt during Utah's general statewide turkey hunt go on sale Feb. 24. 2011.

Justin Dolling, upland game and migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says he and other DWR biologists are excited that all of Utah's turkey hunters can hunt this year.