You can apply starting Dec. 5

Even though snow has barely touched the ground in some areas in Utah, one group of Utahns — the state’s turkey hunters — are already preparing for next spring!

Applications to hunt wild turkeys during Utah’s limited-entry hunt will be accepted starting Dec. 5.  You can apply at www.wildlife.utah.gov.

Your application must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Dec. 27 to be entered in the draw for permits.

The limited-entry hunt will be held in April.  The following permits are available for each of the Division of Wildlife Resources’ five regions:

Region/Number of permits

  • Northern 400
  • Central 500
  • Northeastern 250
  • Southeastern 250
  • Southern 1,100

General statewide hunt

If you don’t draw a limited-entry permit, don’t pack your gun away—you can still hunt turkeys this spring.

Permits for Utah’s general statewide hunt go on sale Feb. 21.

The general statewide hunt will be held in May.

Turkey guidebook

More information about Utah’s 2013 turkey hunting season is available in the 2012 – 2013 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks and from DWR offices and hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.

Image courtesy Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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