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2013 Utah Big Game Guidebook

2013 Utah Big Game Guidebook

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Published by State of Utah
Published by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Published by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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Published by: State of Utah on Jun 25, 2013
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Report a poacher by phone, emailor onlinePhone: 1-800-662-3337Email:
Division oces
Oces are open 8 a.m.–5 p.m.,Monday through Friday.
 Salt Lake City 
1594 W North TempleBox 146301Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301801-538-4700
Central Region
1115 N Main StreetSpringville, UT 84663801-491-5678
Northeastern Region
New Location318 N Vernal AvenueVernal, UT 84078435-781-9453
Northern Region
515 E 5300 SOgden, UT 84405801-476-2740
 Southeastern Region
319 N Carbonville Road, Ste APrice, UT 84501435-613-3700
 Southern Region
1470 N Airport RoadCedar City, UT 84721435-865-6100
Washington County Field Ofce
451 N SR-318Hurricane, UT 84737435-879-8694
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Additional archery permits or youth:
Youth who want to participate in the 2013general-season archery buck deer hunt shouldhave a airly easy time obtaining a permit. TheUtah Wildlie Board approved additional over-the-counter archery permits or youth. To learnmore about this opportunity, see the article onpage 22.
New $5 predator-control ee:
In 2012,the Utah Legislature passed a law that adds a$5 ee to all Utah big game hunting permits.The ee is unding a new program to controlpredators, particularly coyotes. For details, visit
Boundary changes:
Boundaries havechanged or a handul o big game hunts. Visit
to see the updated mapsand boundaries.
New hunts:
The Utah Wildlie Board hasapproved a ew new hunts or 2013, includinga mountain goat hunt on the Nebo unit and abighorn sheep hunt on the Pilot Mountains. Seethe details in the hunt tables that begin onpage32or visit
Permits or lietime license holders:
I you’re a lietime license holder, see the box onpage 19or more inormation about obtainingyour general-season deer permit.
And keep in mind
Hunt deer in units:
In 2013, the general-season deer hunt will again take place in 30 units.For more inormation, see the hunt tables thatbegin onpage 32.
Drawing results:
The results o the big gamedrawing will be available on May 31, 2013. Formore inormation on how to obtain your results,seepage 15.
A closer look at the rules
This guidebook—along with the 2013Utah Big Game Field Regulations guidebook(printing in May 2013)—summarizes the rulesand laws that regulate big game hunting inUtah. Although these books are convenientquick-reerence documents or Utah big gameregulations, they are not all-encompassingresources.For an in-depth look at the state’sbig game hunting laws and rules, visit
.You can use the reerences in this guide-book—such as Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-24and Utah Code § 23-20-25—to search theDivision’s website or the detailed statute orrule that underpins the guidebook summary.I you have questions about a particularrule, call or visit the nearest Division oce.
Who makes the rules?
The Utah Wildlie Board passes the rulesand laws summarized in this guidebook.There are seven board members, andeach serves a six-year term. Appointed by thegovernor, board members are not Divisionemployees.The Division’s director serves as the board’sexecutive secretary but does not have a vote onwildlie policies.Beore board members make changes towildlie rules, they listen to recommendationsrom Division biologists. They also receive inputrom the public and various interest groups viathe regional advisory council (RAC) process.I you have eedback or suggestions orboard members, you can nd their contactinormation online at
Wildlie Board members
Jake AlbrechtJohn BairCalvin CrandallBill FenimoreMichael KingDel Brady,
Ernie Perkins,
Vice Chair 
Gregory Sheehan,
Division Director &Executive Secretary 

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