Hunters who want the best chance to hunt antlerless elk, deer, moose and doe pronghorn on public land in Utah this fall are reminded that their 2003 antlerless application must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 16.
"There are usually some antlerless permits available after the draw, but they're mostly for hunts on private land. If hunters want a permit for a public land area, they need to get an application in," stated DWR wildlife coordinator, Judi Tutorow.
Those who applied in previous years should have received a preprinted 2003 application in the mail by now.
Those who didn't receive an application can obtain one from the DWR's Internet website at wildlife.utah.gov, hunting and fishing license agents statewide or DWR offices.
Hunters who have a major credit card can apply for a permit online at the DWR's web site.
Hunters who don't have a credit card can apply by mailing an application and their fees.
A total of 10,720 cow elk permits, 2,370 doe deer permits, 240 doe pronghorn permits and 23 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 permits during the application period.
Antlerless permit numbers are found in Utah's 2003 antlerless addendum. The addendum is currently available at DWR offices and on the division's web site.
Hunting and fishing license agents should also have their copies.
Draw results will be posted by July 31 on the Internet and at wildlife division offices and hunter education centers.
Successful applicants may also be notified by mail before July 31.
Hunters may contact the nearest DWR office for more information.