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Utah DWR Proposes New Hunts in 2019


Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 10/23/18
News # -11932

Disclaimer:  The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of TBC Press
DEER HUNTING: Along the west slope of the Wasatch Mountains, biologists would like to make four changes. Three of those changes would occur in Utah County:

  • Establish a new extended archery hunt in the mountains near Herriman in Salt Lake County.
  • Establish a new extended archery hunt in areas around Utah Lake in Utah County.
  • Extend the boundary of the Wasatch Front extended archery area all the way to American Fork Canyon in Utah County. Currently, the boundary starts at the Weber/Davis County line and then runs south before ending at the Salt Lake/Utah County line.
  • Establish a new South Wasatch extended archery area. The area's boundary would start at American Fork Canyon and extend south to Hobble Creek Canyon.

By Oct. 25, all of the biologists' recommendations should be available to review.

After you've reviewed the ideas and plans online, you can let your Regional Advisory Council members know your thoughts by attending your upcoming RAC meeting or by sending an email to them.

RAC chairmen will share the input they receive with members of the Utah Wildlife Board. The board will meet in Salt Lake City on Nov. 29 to approve the plans and rules for Utah's 2019 big game and waterfowl hunts.

Dates, times and locations for the RAC meetings are as follows:

Central Region
  • Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
  • Springville Junior High School (enter through the west side)
  • 189 S. 1470 E., Springville
Northern Region
  • Nov. 7, 6 p.m.
  • Brigham City Community Center
  • 24 N 300 West, Brigham City
Southern Region
  • Nov. 13, 5 p.m.
  • Cedar Middle School
  • 2215 W. Royal Hunte Dr., Cedar City

Email
You can also provide your comments to your RAC via email. Email addresses for your RAC members are available at wildlife.utah.gov/dwr/rac-members.html.

The group each RAC member represents (sportsman, non-consumptive, etc.) is listed under each person's email address. You should direct your email to the people on the RAC who represent your interest.

Stock Image  courtesy of Utah fish & game

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Plans that will guide the management of bighorn sheep and mountain goats across Utah — as well as rules that will guide waterfowl hunting in Utah for the next three years — are also among items that will be discussed at an upcoming series of public meetings.

Hunts considered are: 
  • New bison hunts on the Henry Mountains in southeastern Utah and the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah
  • New muzzleloader and archery pronghorn hunts in eastern Utah
  • A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep hunt on the Oquirrh-Stansbury unit in north-central Utah. The hunt would be the first bighorn hunt held on the unit since 2015.

You might have more chances to hunt bison and pronghorn in Utah in 2019. 

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are also recommending new archery hunts that might reduce the number of deer coming into cities and towns in Utah County.

Plans that will guide the management of bighorn sheep and mountain goats across Utah — as well as rules that will guide waterfowl hunting in Utah for the next three years — are also among items that will be discussed at an upcoming series of public meetings.

Utah DWR Proposes New Hunts in 2019
Southeastern Region
  • Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
  • John Wesley Powell Museum
  • 1765 E Main ST, Green River
Northeastern Region
  • Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m.
  • DWR Northeastern Region Office
  • 318 N Vernal Ave, Vernal