The Internet or an overnight mail service are the best tools hunters can use to help assure their application is received before Utah's 2003 big game application period ends.
Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 31 to be entered in the 2003 draw, so time is running out for hunters to get their applications in.
Hunters are reminded that applications postmarked before or the deadline, by 5 p.m. that day, will be rejected.
Applications will not be accepted in-person.
Hunters who have a major credit card that's valid through at least July 2003 can get their application in within a matter of minutes by logging onto the Division of Wildlife Resources' Internet website at www.wildlife.utah.gov.
Hunters who don't apply on the Internet are reminded that it will take a few days for their application to arrive through the mail at the Utah Wildlife Administrative Services office. Because of this, an overnight mail delivery service is probably the best way to help assure their application is received by the 5 p.m., Jan. 31 due date, advised Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR.
To be entered in the draw, applications must not only arrive on time, but they must be completed correctly.
Tutorow encourages hunters to take their time when completing their application. She also suggests that phone calls be made to the wildlife administrative office at 800-221-0659, if there are any questions.
The following were the most common mistakes made by hunters applying last year:
Late application. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 31. Use the Internet or consider using an overnight mail service.
Credit card not processed. Credit cards must be valid through at least July 2003 to be accepted as payment. Credit card numbers are long.
Take adequate time and make sure to write the number correctly on the application.
Multiple applications. Hunters may send in only one application for general buck deer and ML300 elk, and one application for premium limited entry, limited entry, CWMU and once-in-a-lifetime hunts.
Multiple species. When applying for a limited entry hunt, hunters may only apply for one species.