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The Division cannot guaranteeaccess to any private land. I you plan to hunt ortrap—or engage in any other wildlie-relatedactivities—on private lands, you must obtainWRITTEN permission rom the landowner or thelandowner’s authorized representative. To learnmore, please see Trespassing onpage 17.
The Division is mostly undedby the sale o hunting and shing licenses andthrough ederal aid made possible by an excisetax on the sale o rearms and other hunting- andshing-related equipment.o 1972, the U.S. Department o the Interior andits bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis o race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.I you believe that you have been discriminatedagainst in any program, activity or acility, or i you desire urther inormation, please write to:The U.S. Fish and Wildlie ServiceOce or Diversity and Civil Rights Pro-grams—External Programs4040 North Fairax Drive, Suite 130Arlington, VA 22203
Obtain permanent tags:
You may obtainpermanent marten and bobcat tags—by ap-pointment only—at any Division oce. Martentags will be available Oct. 1, 2012 through Feb.8, 2013. Bobcat tags will be available Dec. 3,2012 through Feb. 8, 2013. You can also obtainpermanent tags at the Utah Trappers AssociationFur Sale on Feb. 8–9, 2013.
Restrictions to protect river otters:
In anefort to protect transplanted river otters, themiddle section o the Provo River has been addedto the list o areas with trapping restrictions. Seepage 12to learn more.
Checking traps ater dark:
A trapper on ootmay use a ashlight to check traps ater dark, andurbearers caught in these traps may be harvestedby shooting at any time. Harvesting urbearers bymethods other than trapping remains restrictedto 30 minutes beore sunrise until 30 minutesater sunset. Please read Hunting and trappingmethods, starting onpage 10, or details andrestrictions.
Accidental trapping o protected species:
Black-ooted erret, lynx and wol are protectedspecies under the Endangered Species Act, andriver otters and wolverines are state-protectedspecies. I you accidentally trap or capture one o these species, you must report it to the Divisionwithin 48 hours.
Native American trust lands and nationalwildlie reuges:
I you want to trap on NativeAmerican trust lands and national wildlie reugesin Utah, you should rst check with the respectivetribal authority or reuge manager.
I errors are ound in thisguidebook ater it is printed, the Divisionwill correct them in the online copy. Visit
to view all o theDivision’s guidebooks.
Protection rom discrimination:
The Divisionreceives ederal nancial assistance rom the U.S.Fish and Wildlie Service. Under Title VI o the CivilRights Act o 1964, Section 504 o the Rehabilita-tion Act o 1973, Title II o the Americans withDisabilities Act o 1990, the Age DiscriminationAct o 1975, Title IX o the Education Amendments
Don’t lose your hunting and fshing privileges
I you commit a wildlie violation, you could lose the privilege o hunting and fshing in Utah.The Utah Division o Wildlie Resources can suspend the license o anyone who knowingly, intentionally or recklessly violates wildlielaws. Your license can be suspended or a wildlie violation i:
You are convicted.
You plead guilty or no contest.
You enter a plea in abeyance ordiversion agreement.Suspension proceedings are separate and inde-pendent rom criminal prosecution. The Utah Divisiono Wildlie Resources may suspend your license privilegeswhether or not the court considers suspension in yourcriminal case. You will be notifed o any action againstyour privilege ater criminal proceedings conclude. Andremember, i your license is suspended in Utah, youmay not be permitted to hunt or fsh in most otherstates. (Visit
to see a map o participating states.)
Marten permits availableSept. 12, 2012Permanent marten tagsavailableOct. 1, 2012Bobcat permits andtemporary possession tagsavailableBegins Oct. 1,2012Permanent bobcat tagsavailableDec. 3, 2012Utah Trappers AssociationFur SaleFeb. 8–9, 2013
Badger, gray ox, kit ox,ringtail, spotted skunk andweaselSept. 29, 2012–Feb. 3, 2013Beaver and minkSept. 29, 2012–April 8, 2013BobcatNov. 28, 2012–Feb. 3, 2013MartenSept. 29, 2012–Feb. 3, 2013Muskrat, red ox and stripedskunkYear round
See page 22for information on bag limits and other restrictions.
Resident license$29Nonresident license$154
Resident permit$5 each (up to 3)Nonresident permit $5 each (up to 3)
Marten permitNo charge
Trap registration number
Resident$10 (payable once)Nonresident$10 (payable once)
Certicates o registration
Fur dealer$160Fur dealer’s agent$160Fur dealer renewal$40Fur dealer’s agent renewal$40