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Salt lake city – If putting nutritious, locally sourced meat on the table while enjoying Utah’s beautiful outdoor spaces sounds good to you, the 2021 Utah Antlerless Hunts application window is opening soon. .
Depending on the age, an elk can provide between 120 and almost 200 pounds of boneless meat. This meat can then be eaten in a variety of ways, including burgers, roasts, steaks, stews, stir-fries, or fajitas. A doe will provide about 40 pounds of boneless meat.
Starting Thursday, May 27 at 8 a.m., you can apply for a permit to hunt Utah’s antlerless big game, including elk, moose, deer, antelope, and bighorn sheep. (Although you cannot apply for both a moose license and a bighorn sheep license in the same year, you must choose one or the other.)
You must submit your request no later than June 17 at 11 p.m. to be included in the draw for hunting licenses. Before you can apply for a 2021 antlerless license, bonus point, or preference point, you must have a valid Utah hunting or combination license. You can purchase a license from the Utah Wildlife Division website, by calling 1-800-221-0659, or by visiting a licensing agent.
Applications for a woodless permit can be submitted through the DWR website. Details on the different units, including boundary descriptions, biologist notes, and population and harvest statistics, can be found on the Utah Hunt Planner.
“The antlerless big game hunts are a great opportunity not only to harvest meat and create great memories outdoors, but also to help manage wildlife populations and maintain herds and animals. healthy landscapes, ”said Covy Jones, coordinator of the DWR Big Game. “However, hunters should be aware that we recently experienced a few years of drought in Utah, which has a significant impact on the survival rates of deer and other big game. There are fewer deer permits without antlers, antelopes and moose available this year than last year. “
In late April, the Utah Wildlife Board approved several changes, including the addition of new antlerless deer, antlerless elk, and doe antelope hunts, as well as changes to units that offer wildlife control permits. antlerless elk. See details of these and other changes on the DWR website.
If you have questions about applying for a woodless permit, call 1-800-221-0659 or your nearest DWR office.
The results of the drawing will be available no later than July 8. If woodless permits are available after drawing, you can purchase them from July 20. See the Utah 2021 Woodless Application Guide online for details. You can find all the regulations for big game hunting with and without antlers in the Utah 2021 Field Regulations Guide.
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