It’s hot in Utah right now. But if you visit your local sporting goods store or the Division of Wildlife Resources’ website, you’ll find a sure sign that fall is on its way.

Utah’s Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook for the 2012 – 2013 hunting season is now available.

In addition to sporting goods stores and the DWR’s website (, the free guidebook is also available at your nearest DWR office.

Utah’s upland game seasons begin on Aug. 25. That’s when the white-tailed ptarmigan hunt starts. The upland game seasons won’t end until the snowshoe hare hunt ends on March 15.

That’s almost seven full months of hunting. In addition to providing hunters with lots of opportunity, Utah’s upland game also provide a lot of diversity.

Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the DWR, says you can hunt white-tailed ptarmigan high in the Uinta Mountains one day, and then the next day, find yourself hunting on the rocky slopes of the West Desert for chukar partridge.

“Utah offers a wide variety of upland game hunting,” Robinson says.

Image courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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