Elk NetworkUtah’s Antlerless Elk Application Period Opens May 30

General | May 29, 2019

Beginning on Thursday, May 30, 2019, you can apply for a permit to hunt cow elk, cow moose, doe deer and doe pronghorn in Utah. You must submit your application no later than 11 p.m. on June 20 to be included in the permit drawing.

Applications can be submitted through the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) website at utah-hunt.com. Details about the different units including boundary descriptions, biologist notes, population statistics and harvest statistics can be found on the Utah Hunt Planner.

“The antlerless big game hunts are a great opportunity to not only harvest meat and make some great memories outdoors, but also to help manage wildlife populations and maintain healthy herds and landscapes,” DWR big game coordinator Covy Jones said. “The additional spring moisture we’ve been getting this year should produce healthy animals for the fall hunts.”

Starting this year, youth may apply together in groups for antlerless hunts. Groups must have at least two hunters and no more than four hunters. For further details, see the online antlerless resources. There will also be five new doe deer hunts, 18 new cow elk hunts and eight new doe pronghorn hunts this year.

(Photo source: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)