Utah Elk Tags Still Available

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Hunters who would like to hunt big game in Utah this fall might want to set their sights on a bull elk.

All of the deer hunting permits that were still available for hunts in Utah sold out on Sept. 25, but plenty of general rifle and general muzzleloader bull elk permits were still available.

Division of Wildlife Resources officials expect the permits to sell fast, though, so if you want to hunt bull elk in Utah this fall, you should get your permit as soon as possible.

The general rifle bull elk hunt begins Oct. 7 on both spike elk only units and any bull elk units. The spike bull hunt ends Oct. 15 and the any bull hunt ends Oct. 19.

Hunters who buy a spike bull elk permit may hunt only on spike only units. Hunters who buy an any bull elk unit permit may hunt only on any bull elk units.

A map that shows Utah's spike bull elk units and any bull elk units is available on page 48 of the 2006 Utah Big Game Proclamation.

On Sept. 25, permits were also available for the general spike bull elk and any bull elk muzzleloader seasons. Both muzzleloader seasons run Nov. 1 – 9.

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