Utah big game permit draw results available next week
By April 30, many big game hunters in Utah will be excited after learning they drew a 2003 Utah big game permit in the state's annual big game draws.
Others will be disappointed because they didn't draw. If they want a general buck deer permit however, a second chance to obtain one may just be starting.
Everyone who applied for a 2003 Utah big game permit should receive a letter in the mail by April 30, letting them know if they drew a permit.
Beginning at 8 a.m. that same day, hunters who don't receive a letter in the mail can learn whether they drew by logging on the Internet at www.wildlife.utah.gov or by calling the Utah Wildlife Administrative Services office at 1-800-221-0659.
Results of the limited entry, once-in-a-lifetime and Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit permit draw also will be posted at Division of Wildlife Resources offices.
Hard copy results of the general buck deer and ML300 elk draw won't be posted.
"There will probably be more than 50,000 names on this list," stated Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR.
"To keep printing costs down, we've decided not to post a hard copy list. Hunters can still view the list, though, by going to our Internet site."
In addition to their draw results letter, applicants also will receive a list of permits not taken in the draw. This list will also be available on the website and at DWR offices.
"All of the limited entry, once-in-a-lifetime, ML300 elk and CWMU permits will probably be taken in the draw, but some general buck deer permits may still be available," Tutorow stated.
"Hunters who haven't obtained a permit can apply for one of these beginning April 30."
Hunters who have a major credit card can apply online at the DWR's Internet web site
Applications can also be obtained from hunting and fishing license agents, or DWR offices and hunter education centers.
To be included in the draw for remaining permits, applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., May 21. Results of the second draw will be posted by June 20.