Some Utah Deer Hunts
Only Five Days
As hunters make preparations for Utah's general rifle hunt this fall, the Division of Wildlife Resources reminds them that hunts on some deer hunt units have been shortened to 5 days, instead of the regular 9-day season most hunters are used to.

Deer hunt units where 5-day general rifle hunts will be held include the Manti, Nebo unit in central Utah; the LaSal, LaSal Mountains and San Juan, Abajo Mountains units in southeastern Utah; and the Monroe and Pine Valley units in southwestern Utah.

"The number of bucks per 100 does isn't at the objectives called for in management plans for these units, so the general rifle season was shortened to try and improve hunting in future years by increasing the number of buck deer left after the season," says Scott Root, conservation outreach manager in the Division's Central Region. "The shortened season dates are for the rifle season only.

The season dates for the archery and muzzleloader hunts in these areas were not shortened because the number of deer taken is considerably lower during these primitive weapon hunts."

Boundary descriptions for these areas are found on pages 49 - 50 of the 2001 Utah Bucks, Bulls and Once-in-a-Lifetime Proclamation. Proclamations are available from hunting and fishing license agents statewide, Division of Wildlife Resources offices and the Division's Internet Web site (

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