SALT LAKE CITY — Attention big game hunters. The deadline to submit an application for a sportsman permit is 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
According to Lindy Varney, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, the permits are limited to Utah residents only and allows hunters to hunt on every unit in the state that is open to the species the permit is for.Comment on this story
One sportsman permit is offered for each of the following species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter’s choice bison and hunter’s choice mountain goat.
Sportsman permits are also offered for three species that are not big game: black bear, cougar and wild turkey.
Applications for the permit can be found at wildlife.utah.gov. Hunters can apply for as many or as few species as they wish. There is a $10 application fee for each species. Draw results will be posted by Nov. 22.