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Apply for big game permits in Utah now

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Even though this fall's hunts are still months away, the time to apply for a permit is here. Applications to hunt big game animals in Utah will be accepted from Feb. 1 until 11 p.m. Mountain Time on March 4.

Everything you need to know to apply for a permit is available in the 2013 Utah Big Game Application Guidebook.

You can get the free guidebook online, at Division of Wildlife Resources offices and from more than 300 hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.

You can apply for a 2013 big game hunting permit starting Feb. 1. Your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on March 4 to be entered in the draw for permits.

If you have questions or need help completing your application, call any DWR office before 5 p.m. on March 4.

Results of the 2013 Utah big game draw will be available by May 31. Starting Feb. 1, applications will be accepted for every hunt except the general-season bull elk hunt. General-season elk permits will be available, on a first-come, first-served basis, starting June 27.

I you would like to hunt all three general deer hunting seasons (archery, muzzleloader and rifle) you can join the Dedicated Hunter program.

To give yourself a chance to join the Dedicated Hunter program, you must do two things. First, complete an online orientation course that will teach you more about the program, and then apply for and draw a 2013 general deer hunting permit.

Applications to hunt elk and other big game animals in Utah will be accepted starting Feb. 1.

Applications to hunt elk and other big game animals in Utah will be accepted starting Feb. 1.

If you're not going to hunt in 2013, you can still apply for a bonus point or a preference point. These points increase the chance that you'll draw a permit the next time you apply.

You can start applying for a point on Feb. 1. Your application for a point must be received through the application page no later than 11 p.m. on March 18.

Please remember that you must have a hunting license or a combination license to apply for a point or a hunting permit.

A general-season deer hunting change that started in Utah in 2012 will continue in 2013 - instead of hunting deer on five large regions, hunters in 2013 will hunt on 30 smaller units.

If you have questions about applying for a general-season deer permit, you can find the answers on the Prepare for the 2013 deer hunt Web page.

The page includes a map that shows where Utah's 30 general-season deer hunting units are locatedm a link that will take you to detailed maps and a boundary description for each unit, drawing odds for each unit in 2012 and a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

If you have questions about applying for a Utah big game hunting permit, call the Utah Hunt Application office at 1-800-221-0659 or the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office.

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