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Utah deer, elk permits available starting June 17

From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

-- If you don't have a permit to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall, the next chance to get one begins June 17 when Northern Region rifle and muzzleloader permits not taken in this year's big game draw go on sale. A total of 5,500 permits for the Northern Region will be on sale at 7 a.m. that morning.

Bull elk permits to hunt during Utah's general season also go on sale at the same time.

You can buy a permit at either the DWR website, DWR offices or more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah.

"Our website will be busy on the morning of June 17," says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR. "If the site reaches the maximum number of people it can serve, a message will pop up indicating the site has reached its full capacity.

“If that happens, stay on the site and be patient," she says. "You should be able to access the site again in just a few minutes."

In 2009, buck deer permits that were not taken in the draw went on sale on June 11. Permits to hunt in the Northern Region sold out June 13, just two days after they went on sale. General bull elk permits also went on sale on June 11 last year. Permits to hunt on spike-only units sold out  Aug. 28. Permits to hunt on any-bull units sold out Sept. 28.

For more information, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR's Salt Lake City office at (801)538-4700.


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