New Elk Hunting Opportunity

A new option for hunting elk is available in Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources is getting the word out: Private­lands­only permits are intended to push elk off private property and back onto public land, thus making hunting on public land better in the future. DWR also emphasizes that this new effort is also aimed at getting the state’s elk population back within the levels outlined in the state’s elk management plan. “We need to ‘retrain’ 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 Private­lands­only permits are available on 15 units in the state. Hunters wishing to hunt on other private property must obtain written permission from the property owner first before purchasing the private­lands­only permit. For more information, visit


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.