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What’s new this year?
New premium limited-entry hunt:
In 2011,the Division will oer a new premium limited-entrybear hunt. For more inormation on this hunt, seethe description on page 11 and the hunt tables thatbegin on page 28.
More hunting permits:
The Utah Wildlie Boardhas approved a 14 percent increase in the numbero bear hunting permits available to the public. Forseason dates and available permit numbers, see thehunt tables that begin on page 28.
Extended season or additional units:
Thisyear, additional units will participate in the extendedspring season. This extension gives hunters a betterchance to harvest bears that might otherwise beremoved or livestock depredation or nuisancebehavior. For season dates and available permitnumbers, see the hunt tables that begin on page 28.
Avoid harvesting collared emales:
TheDivision has collared some emale bears as part o along-term reproduction study. Please avoid harvest-ing these bears, i possible. For more inormation,see the inormation box on page 14.
GPS location required or bait stations:
I youdraw a bear limited-entry archery permit, you canalso apply or a certicate o registration (COR) thatallows you to have up to two bait stations. In 2011,you must submit a GPS location or any bait stationyou plan to establish. For more inormation on usingbait and obtaining a COR, please see pages 22–23.
Longer spot-and-stalk hunt:
The Division hasadded an extra month to the all Book Clis spot-and-stalk hunt. For specic hunt dates, see the hunttables that begin on page 28.
Higher ee or nonresident pursuit permits:
This year, the cost o a nonresident bear pursuitpermit has increased to $135. For a list o all permitees, see page 6.
Accompanying someone on a restrictedpursuit unit:
I you obtain a restricted pursuitpermit—or you’re a dog owner who accompaniesa permit holder on a restricted unit—be sure to re-view the new denition o
on page 34.
Hunting license required:
Beore you can applyor a 2011 black bear permit or bonus point—orpurchase a pursuit permit—you must have a validUtah hunting or combination license. Please seepage 9 or more inormation.
Who makes the rules?
The Utah Wildlie 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 onwildlie policies.Beore board members make changes towildlie rules, they listen to recommendationsrom Division biologists. They also receive inputrom the public and various interest groups viathe regional advisory council (RAC) process.I you have eedback or suggestions orboard members, you can nd their contactinormation online at
Wildlie Board members
James F. Karpowitz,
Division Director &Executive Secretary
Jake AlbrechtDel BradyBill FenimoreTom HatchKeele Johnson