Apply for a Bear Hunting/Pursuit Permit in Utah by Feb. 29

Application period is nearly over

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

Salt Lake City, UT -( If you want to hunt or pursue bears during the spring, summer or fall seasons, the time to apply ends Feb. 29. (Pursuit permits allow you to pursue bears with hounds, but you may not take the bears you pursue.)

To be included in the draw for permits, your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on Feb. 29. Results of the 2016 Utah black bear drawing will be available by March 11.

Apply for a bonus point

If you’re not going to hunt bears in 2016, you can still apply for a bonus point. Bonus points increase the chance you’ll draw a bear permit in the future.

Applications for bonus points will also be accepted at from Feb. 8 until 11 p.m. on Feb. 29.

Get a free guidebook

Everything you need to know to apply for a permit is available in the 2016 Utah Black Bear Guidebook.

The free guidebook is available online.

More information

Remember to complete your online orientation course before applying.

If you have questions about applying for a 2016 Utah black bear hunting permit, call the Utah Hunt Application office at 1-800-221-0659 or the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office.

About the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR):

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is part of the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In addition to managing and protecting Utah’s wildlife, we manage hunting and fishing opportunities within the state.

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