Antlerless big game permits will soon be available
Applications for permits to hunt antlerless elk, deer, moose and doe pronghorn during Utah's 2002 antlerless big game seasons will be available by June 4. Those who applied in previous years should receive a preprinted 2002 application in the mail soon.Those who don't receive an application by June 4 may obtain one from the Division of Wildlife Resources' internet website at www.wildlife.utah.gov, hunting and fishing license agents statewide or division offices.
To be entered in the draw for permits, applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 17.
Also beginning June 4, hunters who have a credit card can apply for a permit online. Hunters who don't have a credit card can apply by mailing an application and fees.
A total of 10,594 cow elk permits, 3,695 doe deer permits, 296 doe pronghorn permits, and 55 cow moose permits, will be available through the public draw this year.
Many of Utah's private cooperative wildlife management units will also have public antlerless permits available. Hunters can apply for these public CWMU permits during the application period.
Antlerless permit numbers are found in Utah's 2002 antlerless addendum. The addendum is currently available at DWR offices and the internet web site. Hunting and fishing license agents will also have copies by June 4.
To assure their application is entered in the draw, DWR licensing coordinator Judi Tutorow provides applicants with the following tips and reminders:
Double check the hunt numbers listed. Many applicants end up with the wrong hunt, or no hunt, because the wrong hunt number was listed.
Send the correct fees.
Check credit card number and expiration date. The card must be valid through September 2002 to issue a permit.
Up to four people may apply together for deer, elk and pronghorn permits. Group applications are not accepted for moose permits.
Group members are reminded not to combine checks and credit cards for payment. Also, all fees for all applicants in a group must be charged to one credit card.
Sign the application.
Before applying for a hunt that occurs on private property, make sure to obtain written permission from the landowner to access the property. The division does not guarantee access and does not have the names of landowners where hunts occur.
Draw results will be posted by Aug. 1 on the division's website and at division offices and hunter education centers. Successful applicants may be notified by mail before Aug. 1.
Those with questions may call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office for more information.