Last Chance to Apply For a Utah Turkey Hunting Permit

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Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)

Utah  -(Ammoland.com)- Even though snow has barely touched the ground in some areas in Utah, one group of Utahns — the state’s turkey hunters — are already preparing for next spring.

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And they have lots of reasons to be excited about next spring.

The number of turkeys in Utah is growing. That means more permits and more chances to hunt turkeys on limited-entry units in 2016.

“Turkey populations are doing really well in Utah,” says Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “That means more opportunities to view and hunt the birds.”

Applying for a turkey hunting permit
If you’d like to hunt turkeys on limited-entry units next spring, you need to submit your application by 11 p.m. on Dec. 28. You can apply at wildlife.utah.gov.

The limited-entry hunt will be held in April. The following permits are available for each of the DWRs’ five regions:

Northern Region: 742 permits permits
Central Region: 589 permits
Northeastern Region: 381 permits
Southeastern Region: 478 permits
Southern Region: 2,000 permits
Still a chance to hunt
If you don’t draw one of the 4,190 limited-entry permits, don’t pack your gun away — you can still hunt turkeys this spring.

Growing turkey populations mean more opportunities to view and hunt the birds.
Growing turkey populations mean more opportunities to view and hunt the birds.
Photo courtesy of Darol Wintle

After the limited-entry hunt is over, the general statewide turkey hunt happens in May. Permits for the general hunt are not limited in number, so you’ll have no problem getting one.

Permits for Utah’s general statewide turkey hunt go on sale Feb. 18.

Turkey guidebook
More information about Utah’s 2016 spring turkey hunting season is available in the 2015-2016 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook. You can also get a copy at DWR offices and from hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.

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freewill

i have over a foot of snow at my house, it was about 18 inches, before the snows hit i had at least a dozen turkeys, i havent seen or heard one in weeks…i dont think the population will survive the winter,