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2011 Utah Applications Available

December 29, 2010.

Applications for Utah's 2011 big game season are now available on the website of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Utah offers outstanding but hard-to-draw tags for bighorns, desert sheep, goats, bison, moose, mulies, elk, and pronghorns.

Key changes include:

  • Nine-day rifle deer hunt in most areas: In 2011, the general-season rifle deer hunt will be extended to nine days, running from Oct. 22–30 across most of Utah.
  • Shorter deer hunt in a few areas: There are a few hunting units where the general-season rifle deer hunt will be shortened to five days. In 2011, the hunting season will last from Oct. 22–26 on the following units: Oquirrh-Stansbury; Monroe; Plateau, Boulder/Kaiparowits; and South Slope, Vernal.

Remember, as of 2008 you have to buy a hunting license before you can apply in Utah. Previously, you could apply in Utah for a bargain rate of $5 per application. In 2011, you'll have to purchase a $65 non-refundable non-resident hunting license ($26 for residents) before you can apply.

Even with the $65 license requirement, Utah applications are very affordable -- I'll put in for everything they offer.

Apply online through http://wildlife.utah.gov. Applications are accepted between February 1st and March 3rd. Applications are accepted online and by phone -- Utah does not support a paper application process (Arizona take note!).

You can apply for a bonus or preference point through March 10th.

Draw results will be available by May 31st.

Go to the website of the Utah Division of Wildlife resources to get your copy of the application booklet.


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