Leftover big game permits will be going on sale soon in Utah. Likewise, general season elk permits will go on sale this month. Getting these permits is a great way to get out and go hunting if you were unable to draw a big game permit.

These permits are first-come, first-served. Hunters must also have a valid hunting or combination license to purchase a permit. The sale dates of these permits have changed this year compared to years past.

Below we will list the dates and information regarding each type of permit.

  • General-season archery elk permits:

Available for both youth and adults will go on sale starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 8. General-season archery spike and bull elk permits have an unlimited quota.

  • All general-season any bull elk permits:

Available for both youth and adults will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13. Any bull permits allow hunters to harvest a bull elk of any size on open/any bull units. These permits are unlimited for youth hunters and have a quota of 17,500 permits for adult hunters.

  • Youth general-season archery deer permits:

Will become available at 8 a.m. on July 15. As the name states, these permits are for youth hunters exclusively. There are permits available for 29 different deer units in the state.

  • General-season buck deer permits: 

These permits are available to any hunter that didn’t draw a deer permit this year. There are only 560 permits available across 2 different units. The general-season permits will also go on sale at 8 a.m. on July 15.

  • All general-season spike bull elk permits: 

These permits include the multi-season general any bull elk permits — will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 22. There are 15,000 available permits.

  • All over-the-counter antlerless permits: 

These permits will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20.

Hunters interested in buying a permit can purchase it online, at a DWR office, or from any available license agent. However, because these permits go on sale beginning at 8 a.m., be sure to check the hours of your nearest available agent before traveling there.

Do you plan on trying to get a hunting permit in Utah this year? Have you hunted in Utah before? Let us know in the comments below!

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