For the outdoor sportsman, there are few better places to hunt in North America than right here in Utah. Thanks to careful state management, Utah is filled with healthy, thriving populations of wildlife – from big game, to game birds, to fresh water fish. Here, there's always a trophy (and a great story) just waiting for you.
Species hunted in Utah are mule deer, elk, antelope, pheasant, ducks, geese, sage grouse, forest grouse, chukar partridge, mourning dove, and wild turkey. Trout and bass fishing are popular pastimes. For big game hunters, a limited number of black bear, bison and mountain lion hunting permits are also issued.
In Utah, hunting is allowed on most federal public lands in the state, except in national parks and monuments and state parks (with exceptions). However, every hunter should check with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for regulations and seasons.
Licenses are available for a fee through Utah Wildlife Resources offices, most sporting goods stores in the state, and on-line at www.wildlife.utah.gov.
There are plenty of outfitters that will take you on a hunting trip you’ll never forget. These Utah hunting guides are full of valuable information about the land and the game that roam it. Many of them also rent gear at reasonable rates.