Time is running out to apply for big game hunts

Big game hunt applications due by March 7

If you want to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall, the clock is ticking. Applications for hunting permits are due no later than 11 p.m. on March 7.

The best way to apply is at www.wildlife.utah.gov/biggame.

Once hunters arrive at the web page, they’ll find all kinds of information that will help them decide which permits to apply for. And, once they’ve made their decision, they can apply at the page.

Lindy Varney, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said maps, drawing odds from 2018 and the success hunters found on various units last fall are among the items they’ll find on the web page. Access to the free 2019 Utah Big Game Application Guidebook is also available at the page.

“The page is a great resource that will help you narrow down which hunts you want to apply for,” she said. “I hope you’ll submit your application no later than March 7. Good luck in this year’s draw.”

In addition to applying for a permit, if hunters would like a chance to hunt all three general deer seasons, Varney encourages hunters to consider joining Utah’s Dedicated Hunter program. Learn more about the program, and how to join it, at www.wildlife.utah.gov/dh.