||The Internet will be among four options hunters will have to obtain 2000 general buck deer hunting permits not taken in this year's draw.
Buck deer permits will be available beginning at 8 a.m., July 10.
Buying permits from license agents is not among the four options. To prevent the overselling of permits, they will not be available from license agents this year. Instead, they will be available from the Division of Wildlife Resources, which has developed a centralized computer data base to keep track of the number of permits sold.
"Not overselling permits is important to the type of hunting experience hunters have," said Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "It should keep hunter numbers at a level
that will provide a quality experience for those afield and provide hunters with good numbers of buck deer each year."
Beginning at 8 a.m. on July 10, general buck deer permits will be available the following ways:
Those who have access to the Internet and a MasterCard or Visa credit card may purchase their permit from the convenience of their home. The Division of Wildlife Resources' Internet web site address is www.nr.state.ut.us/dwr/dwr.htm. After logging onto the site, hunters can click on the trout icon in the upper right hand corner of the home page. This provides access to all of the licenses the Division sells on the Internet, including general buck deer permits, which will be available beginning at 8 a.m., July 10. Hunters must choose their region and provide the needed information. They may then print a receipt on their printer. Their permit should arrive in the mail within 14 days.
Applications may be mailed to any of the Division offices listed on the application. Applications will be available the week of July 3, from hunting and fishing license agents statewide, Division offices and hunter education centers, and the Division's Internet web site at www.nr.state.ut.us/dwr/dwr.htm. Division staff will begin opening envelopes at 8 a.m. on July 10.
Permits will be available at Division offices in Ogden, Salt Lake City, Springville, Vernal, Price and Cedar City. The offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 10. After that day, the offices will return to their regular hours and close at 5 p.m.
Hunters who have a MasterCard or Visa credit card may obtain their permit over the phone from any Division office. Each office will have one phone line available for taking permit requests, so this may be the most difficult way to obtain a permit. Telephone numbers are as follows:
Salt Lake City office - (801) 538-4711
Northern Region office - (801) 476-2740
Central Region office - (801) 489-5678
Northeastern Region office - (435) 789-3103
Southeastern Region office - (435) 636-0260
Southern Region office - (435) 865-6100