SALT LAKE CITY — People who plan to hunt sandhill cranes, sage grouse or sharp-tailed grouse this fall only have a few days left to submit their permit applications.

To be included in the draw for permits, application must be received through wildlife.utah.gov no later than 11 p.m. on July 3.

Applications can also be submitted over the phone by calling the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office no later than 5 p.m. on July 3.

People who apply for a permit will find out by July 19 whether they drew one or not.

For more information, call the nearest DWR office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700. 

People who are not going to hunt grouse or cranes this year can still apply for a preference point. Hunters with preference points have the best chance at obtaining a permit in 2013.