Residents can apply for Utah’s spring turkey hunting permits starting Dec. 3

Photo Courtesy: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Residents are invited to apply for Utah’s spring turkey hunting permits starting early next month.

The application period for the spring 2020 limited-entry turkey hunt opens on Dec. 3, said a news release from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

To be included in the permit drawing, you must submit your application before 11 p.m. on Dec. 30. You can apply on the Utah DWR website here or over the phone by calling the nearest DWR regional office.

The results of the drawing will be released no later than Jan. 7, 2020, the news release said. You’ll be notified by email, but you can also get the drawing results online or by calling 1-800-221-0659.

The limited-entry hunt will be held April 11-30, 2020. The following permits are available for each of the DWR’s five regions:

  • Northern: 242

  • Central: 141

  • Northeastern: 155

  • Southeastern: 192

  • Southern: 1,000

“If you don’t draw one of the limited-entry permits, however, you can still hunt turkeys in the spring,” the news release said. “After the limited-entry hunt is over, the general statewide turkey hunt happens in May. Permits for the general-season hunt are not limited, so you’ll have no problem getting one.”

Permits for Utah’s general statewide turkey hunt go on sale at 8 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2020.

More information about Utah’s upcoming spring turkey hunting season is available in the 2019-2020 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available on the DWR website or you can pick up a copy at a DWR office or from hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.


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