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2010-11 Furbearer Guide

2010-11 Furbearer Guide

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Published by State of Utah
Guide published by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Guide published by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

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Published by: State of Utah on Oct 07, 2010
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HighlightsTake a closer look at the ruleKey datesFeesBasic requirementsAdults must accompany younghuntersFurharvester educationObtaining permitsObtaining and using tagsPermanent tagging of peltsField requirementsHunting and trapping methodsAvoiding nontarget speciesDid it get wet? Decontaminate it!Unmodied and modied ConibeartrapsTrappers Association RewardProgramAre you allowed to possess aweapon?Trap restrictions to protect riverottersProhibited speciesTrespassingAreas closed to beaver and minktrappingRestricted areasPossession, sale and transportationDepredationArticial cubby setTrapping on Waterfowl Manage-ment AreasSpecial regulations at Layton-Kaysville marshesSeason dates and bag limitsKit fox voluntary releaseDenitions35566667991111121314151516171717181819202121222223
Utah’s bobcat numbers havedeclined in recent years. They are now atthe lowest point recorded since the Divi-sion began keeping records in 1983.Biologists think this decline mighthave been caused by a crash in Utah’srabbit populations. Bobcats primarilyeed on rabbits, whose populationscrash and rebound on a 10-year cycle.To help bobcat populationsrebound, the Utah Wildlie Board ap-proved the ollowing changes to Utah’sbobcat rules or the 2010–2011 season:Capping the number o availablebobcat permits at 4,600Limiting hunters and trappers tono more than three bobcat permitsReducing the length o the bobcatseason by one weekFor inormation on obtaining abobcat permit, see page 7.To review bag limits and specialrestrictions or all urbearers, seepage 22.This guidebook summarizes therules and laws that regulate urbearerhunting and trapping in Utah. You canfnd the ull text o these rules and lawsat
or at the near-est Division oce.This guidebook is a proclamationo the Utah Wildlie Board. I you haveeedback or suggestions or board mem-bers, you can fnd their contact inorma-tion online at
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Ofces are open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.,Monday through Thursday.
Division ofces
 Salt Lake Ofce
1594 W North TempleBox 146301Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301801-538-4700
Central Region
1115 N Main StreetSpringville, UT 84663801-491-5678
Northeastern Region
152 E 100 NVernal, 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
What’s new this season?
License required:
You must have a currenturbearer license beore you can purchase a bobcatpermit.
Cap on bobcat permits:
Because bobcat popula-tions are at historic lows, the Utah Wildlie Boardhas capped the number o available bobcat permitsat 4,600 or the 2010–2011 season. Beginning Oct.4, 2010, you can purchase bobcat permits on a frst-come, frst-served basis at
or at anyDivision oce. For more inormation, see page 7.
Maximum of three permits:
This year, you mayobtain no more than three bobcat permits. For moreinormation on obtaining a permit, see page 7.
Later start to bobcat season:
Utah’s bobcatseason will begin on Dec. 1, 2010, a week later thanit opened last year. To review the season dates andbag limits or all urbearers, see page 22.
Changes to beaver-trapping areas:
Six areasthat were once closed to beaver trapping are nowopen, and three additional areas have closed. For acomplete list o closed areas, see the inormation boxon page 17.
Online application for WMA trapping:
I youwant to obtain a permit to trap on a WaterowlManagement Area (WMA), you must apply onlinebetween Sept. 27 and Oct. 11, 2010. Please see page21 or details.
Keep in mind
Buy your license over the phone:
You can nowbuy a Utah urbearer license over the telephone. Justcall 1-800-221-0659. The line is staed 24 hours aday, seven days a week. In addition to the ee or thelicense, you’ll also be charged a $2 transaction ee oreach item you buy.
Bobcat permit/tag format:
Bobcat temporarypossession tags and jaw tags are attached to bobcatpermits. For more inormation on how to attachJake AlbrechtDel BradyBill FenimoreTom HatchKeele Johnson
Wildlie Board members
Rick Woodard,
Ernie Perkins,
Vice Chair 
James F. Karpowitz,
Division Director Executive Secretary 

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