Even though snow is just starting to fall 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. 7.  You can apply at www.wildlife.utah.gov.

Your application must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Dec. 28 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:

RegionNumber of permits
Northern400
Central500
Northeastern250
Southeastern250
Southern1,100

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. 23.

The general statewide hunt will be held in May.

Turkey guidebook

More information about Utah’s 2012 turkey hunting season is available in the 2011 – 2012 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

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