|An opportunity to obtain a second elk permit awaits hunters beginning August 9, when they may apply for cow elk permits in Utah's second antlerless draw.
The following may apply for a second elk permit:
Hunters who draw a cow elk permit in the first antlerless draw have another option. Instead of applying for a second cow permit, they may buy a bull elk or hunter's choice permit.
Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says hunters may have two elk permits in any of the following combinations:
Hunters may NOT obtain two bull elk permits, or a bull elk and hunter's choice permit.
Hunters who qualify to apply for a remaining cow elk permit may do so by obtaining an application form and a list of remaining permits from a Division office, Division Hunter Education Center, or the Division's Internet web site at www.nr.state.ut.us/dwr/dwr.htm. The form and list will be available from these sources, beginning August 9. A list of remaining permits also will be mailed to everyone who applied in the first antlerless draw.
To be entered in the draw for remaining antlerless permits, applications must be received through the mail, or an overnight mail service, no later than 5 p.m. on August 18. Applications may be sent to either address listed on the application.
Any permits still remaining after the second draw will be available for purchase, over-the-counter, beginning September 1.
The Utah Wildlife Board is allowing hunters to obtain two elk permits to help ensure all of Utah's cow elk permits are distributed. Getting good numbers of cow elk hunters in the field is important to taking the number of cow elk needed to keep Utah's growing elk herds within management objectives. It also allows bull elk hunters, who are often the most successful elk hunters, a chance to help with Utah's cow elk harvest, said Steve Flinders, big game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.
For more information call the nearest Division office, or the Division's Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.
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