Youth deer hunters need to apply for muzzleloader or rifle permit.
Some youths lost out on a chance to hunt all three general buck deer seasons in Utah in 2001 because they obtained a statewide general archery permit.
Utah's 2002 big game application period is underway and the Division of Wildlife Resources reminds youth hunters that they must obtain a general rifle or muzzleloader buck deer permit for a chance to hunt all three seasons this fall.
Youth hunters are also reminded that they may take only one buck deer in Utah each season, so the chance to hunt all three seasons ends as soon as they take a deer.
"General archery buck deer permits are now statewide permits, and rifle and muzzleloader deer hunting is restricted to specific regions," says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR. "If a youth obtains a statewide archery permit, we have no way of knowing which region they should be hunting in during the rifle and muzzleloader seasons. That's why youth hunters who obtain a general archery permit aren't allowed to hunt during the rifle and muzzleloader seasons."
Tutorow encourages youths interested in hunting all three seasons to apply for either a general rifle or general muzzleloader permit during the application period, which ends at 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Youths who obtain a 2002 general rifle or general muzzleloader buck deer permit may hunt in any of the state's five general season regions during the general archery hunt. During the muzzleloader and rifle hunts, youth hunters must hunt in the region they obtained a permit for.
Youths afield during the statewide general archery hunt are reminded that they may not hunt on limited entry units.
Hunters must be 18 years old or younger on Aug. 17, 2002 (the beginning of the state's 2002 general archery buck deer season) to qualify for the youth hunting opportunity.
For more information call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office.
Carbon Recreation schedules avalanche classes.
An avalanche is something that affects everyone living in mountainous areas in Carbon County. On Jan.25 and 26 Carbon Recreation will present a free seminar presenting information regarding avalanches in the annual Avalanch Awarenss Workshop.
The workshop is presented in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service and the Utah Avalanche Center. The workshop will consist of a evening class on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Price Community Center. This is an opportunity for peopld who enjoy outdoor winter recreational activities to gain information and ask questions about avalanches.
An outing toHuntington Canyon will conclude the workshop on Saturday. The party will meet at the Price Community Center at 8 a.m. Participants should have their own transportation, although transportation is available from the recreation office for a limited number of people at a small fee. For registration information call 637-5092 or stop by the Carbon Recreation office at 90 North 100 East in Price.