From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
-- Even though snow has just started to fall in Utah, one group of Utah residents-wild turkey hunters-is already preparing for next spring. Dec. 9 is the first day to apply for a wild turkey hunting permit for next spring.
Applications to hunt turkeys during Utah's limited-entry hunt will be accepted starting Dec. 9. Hunters can apply online at http://wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/. Applications must be received no later than 11 p.m. Dec. 28 to be entered in the draw for permits.
The limited-entry hunt will be held in April. Permits are available for each of the five regions: Northern, 400 permits; Central, 500; Northeastern, 250; Southeastern, 250; Southern, 1,100.
Hunters who don't draw a limited-entry permit can still hunt turkeys this spring. Permits for Utah's general statewide hunt go on sale Feb. 24. The general statewide hunt will be in May.
More information about Utah's turkey hunting season is available in the 2011 Utah Turkey Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at http://wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks, and from DWR offices and hunting and fishing license agents across Utah.