Elk Hunt Private-Lands-Only Permits

There are a few changes to elk hunting in Utah this year. Private-lands-only permits are new in 2016 with the goal of pushing elk off private property and back onto public land for better hunting in the future. “We need to re-train elk to stay on public land by limiting the refuge areas they have on private property,” shares DWR Big Game Coordinator Justin Shannon. “Providing private landowners with additional tools, to help control elk on their property, is the key to making that happen.” The private-lands-only permits are valid now through January 31st. There are several hunting units where the permits can be used in the Basin including the North Slope in West Daggett and South Slope in Bonanza/Vernal, among others. Learn more about private-lands-only permits at www.wildlife.utah.gov.

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