From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Board approves big game permits

Board members receive encouraging news about Utah's deer herds

Mule deer are doing well in Utah.
Mule deer are doing well in Utah - Photo by Lynn Chamberlain
Salt Lake City — Members of the Utah Wildlife Board heard some encouraging news about Utah's deer herds at their meeting on May 1.

After hearing the news, the seven-member board approved 200 additional general season buck deer permits for this fall's hunts. Permits for the remaining big game hunts in Utah were also approved.

Permit numbers

The following shows the number of big game hunting permits available in 2013 and the number the board approved for 2014:

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Learn how to hunt wild turkeys

Free seminars in Logan and Salt Lake CityAttending a seminar is the perfect way to prepare for Utah’s general statewide turkey hunt - Photo courtesy of The National Wild Turkey Federation

Salt Lake City, Utah - You can learn how to hunt wild turkeys at free seminars in Logan and Salt Lake City.

At the seminars, you'll learn how to set up for and call turkeys. The type of equipment you need, and how to hunt turkeys safely, will also be covered.

Each seminar begins at 6 p.m.

The first seminar will be held April 24 at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, 2851 W. 200 N. in Logan. The second seminar will be held April 30 at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range, 6000 W. 2100 S. in Salt Lake City.

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Become an effective long range marksman this summer with NRA Outdoors

NRA Outdoors Long Range Hunting/Marksmanship School

Tulsa, Oklahoma – NRA Outdoors has announced the dates for its 2014 Long Range Hunting/Marksmanship Schools, conducted at the R&K Queen Mountain Guest Ranch in Evanston, Wyoming. The four day courses teach the fundamentals of long range shooting, shaping attendees into effective marksmen with the knowledge and confidence to make shots up to 1,000 yards.

Long Range Hunting/Marksmanship Schools feature hands-on instruction by experienced NRA Certified Instructors and some of the industry’s foremost authorities on long range shooting. Classes explore in-depth topics such as ammunition selection, reading weather, bullet placement, spotting skills, maintenance, and more.

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - General turkey hunt starts April 28

Lots of permits available

A tom turkey in Utah.
Utah's general statewide turkey hunt starts April 28 - Photo by Scott Root
Salt Lake City, Utah - A chance to experience the thrill of hunting a strutting, gobbling tom turkey is almost here.

Utah's general statewide turkey hunt starts April 25 for those who were 15 years of age or younger on Jan. 23. On April 28, the hunt opens to hunters of all ages.

There's no limit on the number of permits that can be sold for the hunt, so you'll have no problem getting one. You can buy a permit online. Permits are also available from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah and at Division of Wildlife Resources offices.

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From Howard Communications - Browning's New Desert Tan 1911-22 Pistols

Browning's New Desert Tan 1911-22 Pistols Morgan, Utah - Browning's popular 1911-22 pistol line grows in 2014 with the the new A1 Desert Tan and Compact Desert Tan models.

These pistols feature a new composite frame in desert tan color and are even lighter than the aluminum frame 1911-22 models with the composite A1 version weighing only 14 oz. with its 4½" barrel length, and the Compact version weighing a mere 13½ oz. with its 3 5/8" barrel length.

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Green River 3-gun shoot competition

A fun 3-gun shooting event will be held in Green River on April 12.
Photo by Brent Stettler

Hit as many targets as possible, as quickly as possible, using three different guns

Green River, Utah - If you're a deadeye looking for a challenge, you won't want to miss the upcoming 3-Gun Shoot competition. The event will be held at the Green River Shooting Sports Park, east of town, on April 12. It starts at 10 a.m.

Participants will complete three courses of fire: one with a shotgun, one with a .22 rifle and one with a .22 pistol. The goal is to hit as many targets as possible, as quickly as possible, using three different firearms.

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Top shooter in Women's Aggregate; third overall for NRA Intercollegiate Individual Aggregate

2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Women's Individual Aggregate Champion Lexi Lagan of University of Utah

Columbus, Georgia - Although the University of Utah's Lexi Lagan shot the individual match of her career at the 2014 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, winning the Individual Women's Aggregate and placing third in the overall Individual Aggregate, she couldn't have been more humble in crediting her entire team in pushing her to succeed.

"Last year our team was really competitive, but we were missing that little extra nudge to make us contenders," Lagan said.

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Forest grouse hunt isn't over yet

Once the snow hits, a few small changes can help you find and take birds

Hunters saw good numbers of dusky grouse in Utah this fall. Photo by J. Kirk Gardner December can be a great month to hunt forest grouse in Utah.

As the state's big game hunts wind down, upland game hunters have more of the mountains to themselves. For forest grouse hunters, that means more time in higher elevations during the last month of the hunt.

Utah's forest grouse hunt ends Dec. 31. As the hunt enters its final month, Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says reports he's received from hunters indicate good numbers of dusky grouse have been found this fall. Finding ruffed grouse has been "hit and miss," he says.

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Get a buck deer permit

More than 3,300 permits are still available to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall. - Photo by Brent Stettler

More than 3,300 permits still available

If you don't have a permit to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall, you can still get one.

This year's big game draw is over. More than 1,400 general archery permits, and more than 1,800 general muzzleloader permits, were not taken in the draw.

The remaining permits go on sale July 11.

Which units have permits?

Permits are still available for nine of Utah's 30 deer hunting units. You can see which units have permits on our website.

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