Whether you’re looking to fill your freezer once a year or have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, Utah is the place for hunters to find just what they’re seeking.
The state’s bountiful game and thriving wildlife populations make the state a dream destination for hunters. Deer, elk, pronghorn, bison, moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, turkeys and waterfowl are just a few of the many hunting options available.
Plan ahead to take advantage of Utah’s many hunting possibilities, and be sure to check out all the rules and regulations to ensure a legal hunt.
Before venturing out, be sure to obtain the necessary licenses and permits.
In Utah, you may need both a hunting license and a hunting permit, depending on which species you would like to hunt. Be sure to check out the rules to learn just what you need. Combination hunting and fishing licenses are also available.
The Utah Hunter Education Program offers courses on how to safely and effectively hunt and is required prior to purchasing a hunting license or applying for a permit.
The Utah Hunt Planner is an interactive mapping tool that includes hunt boundaries, biologist recommendations and updates, land ownership and accessibility details, ATV trails and more. It's a great resource if you're planning a hunt in a specific area or need some help identifying which Utah hunting unit to apply for in the hunt drawing.
"Hunting with family and friends is unforgettable, but hiring an outfitter takes your hunting trip to a whole new level."
Outfitters and Guides
Hunting with family and friends is unforgettable, but hiring an outfitter takes your hunting trip to a whole new level. These knowledgeable experts provide information about the land and wildlife that inhabit it and have an in-depth understanding of the local game species.
Select an outfitter in the area where you would like to hunt to take advantage of local knowledge. Many outfitters also provide gear rental if you need additional equipment.
To find an outfitter, inquire with a local Utah travel office, search the internet or check out one of the services listed below.