Still a chance to hunt turkeys this season
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For hunters that did not draw one of the 3,705 limited-entry turkey hunt permits, don’t pack the gun or rifle away just yet — there will be a chance to hunt turkeys this spring.

After the limited-entry hunt is over, the general statewide turkey hunt begins in May. Permits for the general hunt are not limited in number, so hunters will have no problem getting one. Permits for Utah’s general statewide turkey hunt go on sale Feb. 22.

Applications to hunt on limited-entry units were due by Dec. 27, 2017. In southeastern Utah a total of 450 permits will be drawn. In southern Utah (St. George and Cedar City areas) a total of 1,980 permits will be allowed.

“I think we’ll have a good turkey hunt in Utah next spring,” said Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. “The state’s turkey populations are doing really well.”

More information about Utah’s 2018 spring turkey hunting season is available in the 2017-2018 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at Hunters can also get a copy at DWR offices and from hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.

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