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                                 Turkey                         TURKEY
                                                                2010 UTAH
                                                                GUIDEBOOK
                       More                        Utah’s           Contents
Utah Turkey • 2010

                                                wild turkey
                                                                    3    Highlights
                     turkeys                    populations
                                                are thriving        5
                                                                    5
                                                                         Turkey drawing results
                                                                         License and permit fees
                     in 2010                    and expanding
                                                across the state.
                                                                    5
                                                                    6
                                                                         Key dates
                                                                         Which turkey hunt is right for you?
                     They’ve grown so much, in fact, that the       7    Safety tips for turkey hunters
                     Utah Wildlife Board has approved               7    Use courtesy and common sense
                     Utah’s first statewide general-season          8    Basic requirements
                     turkey hunt!                                   8    It’s required: Hunter education
                                                                    9    Adults must accompany young
                         With this hunt, all eligible hunters
                                                                              hunters
                     will have the chance to enjoy Utah’s            9   Do you have a license?
                     great turkey hunting!                          10   Turkey permit requirements
                         There will also be additional              10   Limited-entry permits
                     opportunities for young hunters. To            11   Opportunites for youth
                     learn more about the limited-entry             12   General-season permits
                     permits reserved for youth and about           13   Important dates for turkey
                                                                              hunters
                     the new youth hunt, see the informa-
                                                                    14   Additional turkey permits
                     tion box on page 11.                           15   Hunt turkeys on private land
                         The addition of a general-season           16   Hunters with disabilities
                     hunt will result in significant changes        17   Field requirements
                     to the limited-entry hunt. You’ll find all     17   Firearms and archery tackle
                     the details in the article on page 6.          18   Hunting methods
                         And no matter your age, it’s impor-        19   Trespassing
                                                                    20   Possession of turkey
                     tant to be safe in the field. Check out
                                                                    20   What is a beard?
                     the updated list of safety tips on page 7.     21   Checkpoints and officer contacts
                         This guidebook summarizes the              22   Definitions
                     rules and laws that regulate turkey            23   Determining a spring turkey’s age
                     hunting in Utah. You can find the              24   Shooting hours
                     full text of these rules and laws at           25   Hunt tables
                     wildlife.utah.gov/rules or at the nearest      26   Turkey hunt unit boundaries
                     Division office.
                         This guidebook is a proclamation
                     of the Utah Wildlife Board. If you have
                     feedback or suggestions for board
                     members, you can find their contact
                     information online at wildlife.utah.gov.

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ContACt us                                     HIGHLIGHts




                                                                                                        Utah Turkey • 2010
Offices are open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.,              What’s new this season?
Monday through Thursday.
                                               New statewide general-season hunt: In
Division offices                               2010, Utah will hold its first statewide general-
                                               season hunt for wild turkey. General-season
Salt Lake Office                               permits will be available beginning at 7 a.m. on
    1594 W North Temple                        Feb. 16, 2010 at wildlife.utah.gov and from license
    Box 146301                                 agents and Division offices. For more information,
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301              see page 12.
    (801) 538-4700
                                               Changes to limited-entry hunts: The turkey
Southeastern Region                            limited-entry hunting units and boundaries have
   319 N Carbonville Road, Ste A               changed significantly this year. Learn more about
   Price, UT 84501                             the changes on page 6.
   (435) 613-3700
                                               Many opportunities for youth: Up to 15
Southern Region                                percent of Utah’s turkey limited-entry permits have
   1470 N Airport Road                         been set aside for hunters who will be 15 years of
   Cedar City, UT 84721                        age or younger on Jan. 28, 2010. This season will
   (435) 865-6100                              also include Utah’s first youth hunt for turkey. For
                                               details, see the information box on page 11.
Central Region
   1115 N Main Street                          Also remember
   Springville, UT 84663
   (801) 491-5678                              Hunting or combination license required:
                                               You must have a valid Utah hunting license or
Northeastern Region                            combination license before you can apply for or
   152 E 100 N                                 obtain a turkey permit or bonus point. Please see
   Vernal, UT 84078                            page 9 for more information.
   (435) 781-9453
                                               Apply for permits online or by phone: If
Northern Region                                you hope to hunt turkey on a limited-entry unit
   515 E 5300 S                                in 2010, the application period opens on Dec. 10,
   Ogden, UT 84405                             2009. You must apply for a permit online, so visit
   (801) 476-2740                              wildlife.utah.gov or call any Division office. See
                                               page 10 for more information.

                                               Remaining limited-entry permits: Any
Wildlife Board members                         turkey limited-entry permits remaining after the
Jake Albrecht      Rick Woodard, Chair         drawing may be obtained beginning at 7 a.m. on
Del Brady          Ernie Perkins, Vice Chair   Feb. 11, 2010 at wildlife.utah.gov and from license
                                               agents and Division offices. For more information,
Bill Fenimore      James F. Karpowitz,
                                               see page 11.
Tom Hatch             Division Director
Keele Johnson         Executive Secretary

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                     Correcting your permit application: Do you            Protection from discrimination: The Division
Utah Turkey • 2010
                     need to modify your online permit application?        receives federal financial assistance from the U.S.
                     Page 14 explains the process.                         Fish and Wildlife Service and must abide by federal
                                                                           laws. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
                     Hunt numbers: Hunt numbers change from year           Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
                     to year. Before you apply for your turkey permit,     Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of
                     please check the hunt tables on page 25 to confirm    1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX
                     that you have the correct hunt numbers.               of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S.
                                                                           Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit
                     Cooperative Wildlife Management Units:
                                                                           discrimination on the basis of race, color, national
                     Several Cooperative Wildlife Management Units
                                                                           origin, age, disability or sex. If you believe that you
                     (CWMUs) will be open to turkey hunting this
                                                                           have been discriminated against in any program,
                     spring. Please see page 15 for more information.
                                                                           activity or facility, or if you desire further informa-
                     Corrections: If errors are found in this              tion, please write to:
                     guidebook after it is printed, the Division                The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                     will correct them in the online version. Visit             Office for Diversity and Civil Rights
                     wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks to view all of the            Programs—External Programs
                     Division’s guidebooks and proclamations.                   4040 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 130
                                                                                Arlington, VA 22203
                     Private lands: The Division cannot guarantee
                     access to any private land. If you plan to hunt—or    Division funding: The Division is mostly funded
                     engage in any other wildlife-related activities—      by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and
                     on private lands, you must obtain WRITTEN             through federal aid made possible by an excise
                     permission from the landowner or the landowner’s      tax on the sale of firearms and other hunting- and
                     authorized representative. To learn more, please      fishing-related equipment.
                     see page 19.

                         Don’t lose your hunting and fishing privileges
                         If you commit a wildlife violation, you could lose the privilege of hunting and
                         fishing in Utah. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources can
                         suspend the license of anyone who knowingly, intention-
                         ally or recklessly violates wildlife laws. Your license can
                         be suspended for a wildlife violation if:
                             •	You are convicted.
                             •	You plead guilty or
                               no contest.
                             •	You enter a plea in abeyance.
                         You will be notified of any action against your
                         privilege after criminal proceedings conclude.
                         And remember, if your license is suspended in
                         Utah, you may not be permitted to hunt or
                         fish in most other states. (Visit ianrc.org to
                         see a map of participating states.)
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PermIt fees                                                 LICense fees




                                                                                                                        Utah Turkey • 2010
resident fees                                               resident fees
   Turkey limited-entry permit                  $35*           Hunting license                              $11
                                                               (under 14 years of age)
   Turkey general-season permit                 $35*
                                                               Hunting license                              $26
   Landowner turkey permit                      $35*           (14 years of age and older)
   CWMU turkey permit                           $35*           Combination license‡                         $30
nonresident fees                                            nonresident fees
   Turkey limited-entry permit                 $100*           Hunting license (all ages)                   $65
   Turkey general-season permit                $100*           Combination license (all ages)‡              $80
   Landowner turkey permit                     $100*
                                                            ‡ A combination license allows you to fish, to hunt small
   CWMU turkey permit                          $100*        game and to apply for big game and other hunting
                                                            permits.
* In addition to the above fees, you will also be charged
a $10 nonrefundable drawing-application fee if you
participate in the hunt drawing.



Key DAtes                                                     turkey drawing results
Application dates                                                  All drawing results will be available Jan.
                                                              28, 2010. To obtain your drawing results, visit
   Limited-entry applications           Dec. 10, 2009         wildlife.utah.gov or call Utah Wildlife Admin-
   available online                                           istrative Services toll-free at 1-800-221-0659,
   Application deadline                 Dec. 28, 2009         24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to
   Drawing results available            Jan. 28, 2010         protect your privacy—and to comply with
                                                              recent changes in governmental records
   General season permits               Feb. 16, 2010
   available                                                  access laws—you may obtain access to only
                                                              your own drawing results.
season dates
   Limited-entry                 April 10–29, 2010
   season
   Youth hunt                  April 30–May 2, 2010
   General season                 May 3–31, 2010




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                     WHICH turKey Hunt Is rIGHt for you?
Utah Turkey • 2010

                     Learn more about your options for Utah’s 2010 turkey season.
                         Hunters will be part of an exciting milestone         To learn more about opportunities for youth,
                     in 2010. It will be the first time Utah offers a      see the information box on page 11.
                     statewide, general-season hunt for wild turkeys.
                         Why is this hunt significant? It’s taken more     youth hunt
                     than 20 years of careful management, partner-             The youth hunt will be held April 30–May 2.
                     ships and transplants to help Utah’s turkey           This hunt is open to hunters who will be 15 years
                     populations achieve sustainable growth.               of age and younger by Jan. 28, 2010.
                         This success translates to more opportunity for       Permits will be available over the counter to
                     turkey hunters. In the 2010 season, Utah will offer   any eligible youth who want to participate. They
                     three different turkey hunts: a limited-entry hunt,   can then hunt anywhere in the state that’s open
                     a youth hunt and a general-season hunt.               to turkey hunting.
                                                                               If you are a young hunter who doesn’t harvest
                     Limited-entry hunt                                    a turkey during the youth hunt, you can continue
                          The 2010 limited-entry hunt will be held         to hunt during Utah’s statewide general-season
                     April 10–29.                                          hunt. For more information on opportunities for
                          A limited number of permits are available        youth, see the information box on page 11.
                     for this hunt, and you can only obtain a permit
                     through the state’s turkey hunt drawing. For more     General-season hunt
                     information on applying for the drawing, see               The statewide, general-season hunt will be
                     pages 13–14.                                          held May 3–31. If you are eligible to hunt, you
                          Unlike the limited-entry hunts of previous       can obtain a permit by visiting wildlife.utah.gov, a
                     years, this season’s turkey hunt will occur within    license agent or a Division office. For more infor-
                     larger, regional boundaries. You can find boundary    mation on purchasing a general-season permit,
                     descriptions on page 26 and regional maps at          see page 12.
                     wildlife.utah.gov/maps.                                    During the general season, you can hunt in
                          The following chart lists the number of avail-   any area that’s open to turkey hunting.
                     able limited-entry permits in each region:                 Some hunters are concerned that this hunt
                                                                           might put too much pressure on Utah’s turkeys,
                            Northern                     400               but Division biologists are confident in the popu-
                                                                           lations’ stability.
                            Central                      500
                                                                                “Even though we’ll be putting more hunters in
                            Northeastern                 250               the field, we don’t think there will be a negative
                            Southeastern                 250               effect on Utah’s turkey populations,” says Dave
                            Southern                    1,100              Olsen, upland game coordinator for the Division.
                                                                           “Each hunter in Utah is restricted to taking only
                         Fifteen percent of each region’s limited-entry    one bearded turkey — most of which are male.
                     permits are reserved for youth under the age          And female turkeys in the state are very success-
                     of 15. A youth who obtains a limited-entry permit     ful at reproducing. They usually lay a clutch of
                     can only hunt the limited-entry season and            between 10 to 12 eggs.”
                     cannot hunt during the youth hunt or the                   The Division plans to offer a similar combina-
                     general season.                                       tion of limited-entry, youth and general-season
                                                                           turkey hunts for the next three years.
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sAfety tIPs for turKey Hunters




                                                                                                              Utah Turkey • 2010
    To stay safe during the turkey hunt, follow               to alert another hunter to your location.
the recommendations of the National Wild Turkey               Remain still and speak in a loud, clear voice
Federation (NWTF):                                            to announce your presence.
     •	Select your calling spot in open timber             The NWTF also offers some important firearm
       rather than thick brush; turkeys are hesitant   safety tips:
       to walk into thick brush.                            •	Always positively identify your target. In
     •	Select a stump, tree trunk or rock—taller              Utah, all bearded turkeys are legal.
       and wider than you are—to lean back                  •	Make sure you can see the whole bird and
       against while calling; this will protect your          have a clear view before firing.
       back if another hunter moves in behind you.          •	Never take the safety off until you are ready
     •	Eliminate the colors white, red, black and             to shoot.
       blue from your hunting outfit; these are the         •	Keep your shot to 40 yards or less.
       colors of most gobblers.                             •	Aim for the base of the head.
     •	Listen for the alarm cries of birds or               •	Don’t shoot until the turkey’s head and neck
       squirrels; these sounds can alert you                  are extended.
       when another hunter begins moving into               •	After firing, put your gun’s safety on and
       your area.                                             approach the downed bird with your firearm
     •	When nearby songbirds or your turkey go                pointed in a safe direction.
       suddenly silent, take a careful look around.         •	Never run with a loaded firearm.
       There’s a good chance another hunter is             For more information about hunting
       moving in on your bird.                         wild turkeys, visit the NWTF’s Web site at
     •	Never move, wave or make turkey sounds          nwtf.org/new_hunting_tactics.html.


  use courtesy and common                                    •	Be aware of other hunters and avoid
  sense                                                        interfering with their hunts.
       In 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau named                 •	Park and operate vehicles in authorized
  Utah the nation’s fastest-growing state. You’ve              areas only.
  probably seen evidence of that growth as you               •	Don’t litter and take a few minutes to
  share the outdoors with family, friends and                  pick up any trash you see.
  fellow Utahns.                                            By following these simple guidelines,
       When you head into the field for the 2010       hunters will have a better experience in the
  turkey season—or for any hunting trip—the            field and reinforce their reputations as respon-
  Division encourages you to show courtesy and         sible, considerate citizens.
  common sense as you interact with others:




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                     BAsIC reQuIrements
Utah Turkey • 2010

                        Are you thinking about hunting turkeys in Utah this year? Before you can apply for or
                     obtain a turkey permit, you must meet Utah’s age, hunter education and license require-
                     ments. This section explains what you need to know and do.

                     Are you old enough?                                     education course approved by the Division before
                         There is no minimum age at which a                  you can apply for or obtain a hunting license or a
                     person can hunt turkeys in Utah, but some young         turkey permit.
                     hunters must be accompanied by an adult while               This proof can be a hunter education course
                     in the field. To learn more, see the information        Certificate of Completion (this certificate is called
                     box on page 9.                                          a “blue card” in Utah) or a hunting license from a
                                                                             previous year with your hunter education number
                     Have you passed hunter                                  noted on the license.
                                                                                 If you become a Utah resident, and you’ve
                     education?                                              completed a hunter education course in another
                     Utah Code § 23-19-11 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-23
                                                                             state, province or country, you must obtain a
                        If you were born after Dec. 31, 1965, you            Division-issued blue card before you can apply
                     must provide proof that you’ve passed a hunter          for or buy a resident hunting license or a resident


                       It’s required:                                        for and complete the hunter education course as
                       Hunter education                                      soon as possible after purchasing your registra-
                            If you were born after 1965, you must take       tion certificate.
                       and successfully complete the state’s hunter               After completing the course, you will receive
                       education course. It’s an easy process:               your official hunter education card (commonly
                            1. Obtain a hunter education registration        known as the “blue card”) by mail. It will be
                       certificate. Each certificate costs only $10, and     sent to the address listed on your registration
                       you can obtain them online at wildlife.utah.gov       certificate. This card certifies that you passed
                       or from a Division office or license agent.           hunter education.
                            2. Register for a class with your local hunter        You should also keep the following in mind:
                       education instructor.                                       •	Hunters under the age of 16 must be ac-
                            3. Take your registration certificate to your            companied by an adult while hunting.
                       instructor on the first night of class.                     •	Regardless of when a student graduates,
                            4. Successfully complete the course—                     all hunting regulations (such as season
                       your instructor will then validate your certifi-              dates and bag limits) will apply.
                       cate. The validated certificate serves as your              •	Students who are planning to hunt
                       hunting license.                                              outside of Utah should allow enough time
                            Note: Both the registration certificate and              for their hunter education card to arrive
                       the corresponding hunting license are valid for               in the mail.
                       365 days from the date of purchase. The license            For more information or to see a list
                       enables you to apply for or obtain permits in the     of courses available online, please visit
                       Division’s hunt drawings. In order to maximize        wildlife.utah.gov/huntereducation. You can
                       your hunting opportunities, you should register       also contact your local Division office or call
                                                                             (801) 538-4727.

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                                                turkey permit. You can obtain a Utah blue card at




                                                                                                         Utah Turkey • 2010
Adults must accompany                           any Division office by providing proof that you’ve
young hunters                                   completed a hunter education course approved by
Utah Code § 23-20-20
                                                the Division. The card costs $10.
    While hunting with any weapon, a per-           For more information on how to register for
son under 14 years old must be accompanied      and complete Utah’s hunter education course,
by his or her parent, legal guardian or other   see the information box on page 8 or visit
responsible person who is 21 years of age       wildlife.utah.gov/huntereducation.
or older and who has been approved by the
parent or guardian.                             Do you have a license?
    A person at least 14 years old and under    Utah Code § 23-19-1 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-3
16 years old must be accompanied by a                Before you can apply for or obtain a permit
person 21 years of age or older while hunting   to hunt a turkey, you must have a valid Utah
with any weapon.                                hunting or combination license. If you don’t
    The Division encourages adults to be fa-    already have one of these licenses, you can buy
miliar with hunter education guidelines or to   one online when you apply for a permit. Licenses
complete the hunter education course before     are available at wildlife.utah.gov and from license
accompanying youth into the field.              agents and Division offices. You can also purchase
    While in the field, the youth and the       a license by calling 1-800-221-0659.
adult must remain close enough for the adult         You must carry your license on your person
to see and provide verbal assistance to the     while you’re hunting, and you cannot alter, trans-
young hunter. Using electronic devices, such    fer or lend your license to another person.
as walkie-talkies or cell phones, does not
meet this requirement.




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                     turKey PermIt reQuIrements
Utah Turkey • 2010

                         After you meet Utah’s age, hunter education and license requirements (see page 8),
                     you can apply for or obtain a turkey permit. You must have a turkey permit before you
                     can hunt turkeys in Utah. This section provides information about the different types of
                     turkey permits, the permit application process, bonus points and important dates for
                     turkey hunters.
                     types of turkey permits                               specific limited-entry area, during the limited-
                         There are a variety of turkey permits available   entry season.
                     to hunters:                                               Fifteen percent of Utah’s turkey limited-entry
                          •	Limited-entry permits                          permits are reserved for hunters who are 15 years
                          •	General-season permits                         old and younger. For more information on this
                          •	Conservation permits                           opportunity for youth, see the information box
                          •	Landowner permits                              on page 11.
                          •	Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit               For more information on the limited-entry
                            (CWMU) permits                                 areas and the number of available permits, see
                          •	Poaching-reported reward permits               the hunt tables that begin on page 25.
                         No matter which permit you obtain, a few
                     general rules apply.
                                                                           turkey application period
                                                                               This year, the turkey application period
                         Your turkey permit allows you to take one
                                                                           opens on Dec. 10, 2009 and closes on Dec. 28,
                     bearded turkey within the area and during the
                                                                           2009. Here’s what you need to know in order to
                     season specified on your permit. Most mature
                                                                           apply for a turkey limited-entry permit or a bonus
                     male turkeys have a beard, and about 20 percent
                                                                           point (see page 11 for more information about
                     of mature female turkeys have one too. Please see
                                                                           bonus points):
                     page 20 to learn what a beard looks like and to
                                                                                •	Before you can apply, you must have a valid
                     see where it’s located on a turkey.
                                                                                  Utah hunting or combination license. If you
                         If you obtain a turkey limited-entry permit,
                                                                                  don’t already have one of these licenses, you
                     you may not purchase a general-season permit.
                                                                                  can buy one online when you apply.
                     In most cases, you may obtain only one turkey
                                                                                •	You can apply online at wildlife.utah.gov
                     permit each year. For exceptions, see Additional
                                                                                  until 11 p.m. on Dec. 28.
                     turkey permits on pages 14–15.
                                                                               If you need help with your online application,
                         You must carry the turkey permit on your
                                                                           please call any Division office before 6 p.m. on
                     person while you’re hunting. You cannot alter
                                                                           Dec. 28, 2009. A Division employee will be avail-
                     your permit or transfer it to another person.
                                                                           able to help you!
                     Limited-entry permits                                 Permit application fees
                         Turkey limited-entry permits are only avail-      Utah Code § 23-19-38 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-12
                     able through the state’s turkey permit drawing.
                                                                               There is a nonrefundable $10 drawing-appli-
                         You can enter the drawing by applying
                                                                           cation fee when you apply for a turkey limited-
                     online at wildlife.utah.gov during the turkey
                                                                           entry permit or a bonus point.
                     application period.
                                                                               The application fee will be charged to your
                         If you are successful in the drawing, your
                                                                           credit or debit card when your application is
                     permit will authorize you to harvest a turkey on a
                                                                           processed. Permit fees are charged later if you are
                     10
successful in the drawing. Your application can       Bonus points




                                                                                                           Utah Turkey • 2010
be voided if your credit or debit card is invalid     Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-8
or refused.                                               A turkey bonus point system was started in
     You can use American Express, Discover,          2000 to increase your chance of drawing a turkey
MasterCard and VISA credit or debit cards as          limited-entry permit.
payment, and they must be valid through March             How your bonus points work in the drawing:
2010. You can also use a pre-paid credit card.             •	Fifty percent of the permits for each
If you have questions about using a pre-paid                 limited-entry hunting unit are reserved for
credit card, check with your financial institution           applicants who have the greatest number of
for more information.                                        bonus points.
                                                           •	You receive a random drawing number
remaining permits                                            for your current turkey application and a
Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-13
                                                             random drawing number for every turkey
     Starting Feb. 11, 2010 at 7 a.m., any remain-           bonus point you have. Your lowest random
ing turkey limited-entry permits will be sold on             number is then used in the drawing. (The
a first-come, first-served basis. If you purchase a          lower your number, the better your chance
remaining limited-entry permit, you will lose any            at drawing a permit.)
bonus points you’ve accumulated.                          How bonus points are earned:
                                                           •	You receive a bonus point each time you’re
Waiting periods                                              unsuccessful in the turkey drawing.
Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-25
                                                           •	Instead of applying for a turkey permit,
    Waiting periods do not apply to turkey                   you may apply for a bonus point if you
limited-entry permits.

  opportunities for youth                              General-season permits and the youth-
  Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-25 and R657-54-22           only hunt
      This season, young hunters in Utah will               If you’re a youth who obtains a turkey
  have many exciting opportunities to hunt and         general-season permit, you can participate in
  harvest a wild turkey.                               Utah’s first Youth Turkey Hunt from April 30 –
  Limited-entry permits for youth                      May 2, 2010. (See page 24 for shooting hours.)
      Up to 15 percent of Utah’s turkey                This hunt will be restricted to youth who are
  limited-entry permits have been set aside for        15 years of age or younger by Jan. 28, 2010.
  young hunters.                                            No matter what turkey permit a youth
      If you’ll be 15 years of age or younger on       obtains, an adult must accompany the young
  Jan. 28, 2010 (the day when results of the           hunter in the field. During the youth hunt, the
  turkey drawing are available) you’ll be auto-        accompanying adult may not hunt or possess
  matically entered in the youth permit drawing        a firearm.
  when you apply for your permit.                           If you do not harvest a turkey during the
      With a turkey limited-entry permit,              youth hunt, you can continue to hunt during
  you can hunt only the region listed on your          the turkey general season, which runs from
  permit from April 10–29, 2010. You may not           May 3–31, 2010.
  participate in the general-season hunt with a             Please see page 9 of this guide for more
  limited-entry permit.                                information about the requirements adults
                                                       must meet to accompany a youth.


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                             won’t be hunting turkeys during the upcom-
Utah Turkey • 2010
                             ing season.                                     make a difference
                           •	You may apply for either a turkey permit or         How do you feel about the recent
                             a bonus point, but not both.                    increase in turkey permits? Do you support
                           •	When applying for a bonus point, you must       the new general-season hunt?
                             include a $10 application fee to cover the          It’s easy to get involved in the process
                             cost of processing your application.            that shapes Utah’s wildlife management,
                          You cannot apply for or receive a bonus point      rules and regulations—just attend your
                     if your hunting privileges are suspended for turkey     local wildlife Regional Advisory Council
                     or small game.                                          (RAC) meeting.
                          Once you draw a turkey limited-entry or                There are five RACs, all located in dif-
                     CWMU permit—or obtain a remaining limited-              ferent areas of the state. Each RAC consists
                     entry permit—you lose any bonus points you’ve           of 12–15 members who represent various
                     accumulated. You’ll start earning bonus points          interests and groups, including:
                     again the next time you’re eligible to apply for a           •	Agriculture
                     turkey permit and are unsuccessful in that year’s            •	Sportsmen
                     drawing. Note: You will not lose your bonus                  •	Wildlife advocates
                     points if you purchase a turkey general-                     •	Elected public officials
                     season permit.                                               •	Federal land management agencies
                                                                                  •	Public at large
                     General-season permits                                      The RACs gather public input at regularly
                     Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-22                             scheduled meetings and make recommen-
                                                                             dations to the Utah Wildlife Board. It’s the
                         In 2010, for the first time, Utah will offer a
                                                                             Wildlife Board—not the Division—that
                     statewide general-season turkey hunt. General-
                                                                             establishes policy, rules and regulations for
                     season permits will be available beginning at 7
                                                                             Utah’s wildlife. The Board does, however, rely
                     a.m. on Feb. 16, 2010 at wildlife.utah.gov and
                                                                             heavily on input from both the RACs and the
                     from license agents and Division offices.
                                                                             Division when establishing policy.
                         You may obtain a turkey general-season
                                                                                 To learn more about the RAC pro-
                     permit if you meet the basic hunting require-
                                                                             cess or to find a meeting near you, visit
                     ments (see page 9), and you didn’t obtain a turkey
                                                                             wildlife.utah.gov/public_meetings.
                     limited-entry permit for the 2010 season.
                         Young hunters who obtain turkey general-
                     season permits will have the opportunity to           but there are some exceptions. The Division
                     participate in Utah’s first youth hunt for turkey.    may provide a refund under the following
                     For details, see the information box on page 11.      circumstances:
                         The turkey general-season hunt will be held            •	The Division or the Utah Wildlife Board
                     statewide from May 3–31, 2010.                               cancels the hunt for which you obtained
                                                                                  the permit.
                                                                                •	The Division determines that it collected a
                     sales final—exceptions                                       fee from you by mistake. If you believe the
                     Utah Code § 23-19-38 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-42
                                                                                  Division collected a fee from you by mistake,
                         Some hunters obtain permits and then
                                                                                  please contact the agency. The Division has
                     realize—for one reason or another—that they
                                                                                  a committee that reviews these mistakes.
                     won’t be able to use their permits. In most cases,
                                                                                •	You become ill or suffer an injury that
                     the Division cannot refund the cost of the permit,
                                                                                  prevents you from participating in the

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       hunt you obtained a permit for. To receive a    Important dates for




                                                                                                             Utah Turkey • 2010
       refund, you must provide verification from a
       physician of your illness or injury. You must   turkey hunters
                                                       Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-25
       also surrender the permit before the season
       the permit was issued for ends. You cannot         Please note the following dates if you want to
       receive a refund if you hunted.                 obtain a turkey limited-entry permit or a turkey
     •	If you’re a member of the United States         general-season permit.
       Armed Forces, or a public health or public
                                                       December 10: Apply online
       safety organization, you might be eligible
                                                            Starting Dec. 10, 2009, residents and nonresi-
       for a refund if you’re mobilized or deployed
                                                       dents can apply for a turkey limited-entry permit
       in the interest of national defense or emer-
                                                       or bonus point at wildlife.utah.gov. You can also
       gency, and your mobilization or deployment
                                                       apply by calling any Division office.
       prevents you from participating in the
                                                            To apply for a resident permit, you must be
       hunting or fishing activity you bought the
                                                       a resident on the date the permit is purchased.
       license or permit for.
                                                       January 28, 2010 is considered the purchase date.
    A refund may also be granted if the person
                                                       Please see the definition of “resident” on page 22.
to whom the license or permit was issued dies
                                                            When applying for a turkey limited-entry per-
before they can participate in the hunt.
                                                       mit, you may select up to five hunt choices. Please
    Please see Utah Code 23-19-38 and Utah
                                                       list your hunt choices in order of preference.
Admin. Rule R657-42 at wildlife.utah.gov/rules for
                                                            You may not apply for a turkey limited-entry
more information.
                                                       permit more than once each year.
                                                            Group applications are not accepted.




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                     December 28: Application deadline for                      Please be aware that if you receive your
Utah Turkey • 2010

                     permits and bonus points                               permit, and the debit card or credit card you used
                         Your application for a turkey limited-entry        for payment is refused, your permit becomes
                     permit or bonus point must be completed at             invalid and you may not hunt turkey. If this hap-
                     wildlife.utah.gov and submitted no later than          pens, please contact a Division office to resolve
                     11 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2009. For assistance with your     the problem.
                     online application, you can call any Division office
                     until 6 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2009. Please remember         February 11: Remaining limited-entry
                     that you must have a hunting license or a combi-       permits available
                     nation license to apply for a bonus point.                 Any limited-entry permits remaining after the
                                                                            drawing may be obtained beginning at 7 a.m. on
                     December 28: Deadline to withdraw and                  Feb. 11, 2010 at wildlife.utah.gov and from license
                     resubmit your application                              agents and Division offices.
                         Did you make a mistake in your online permit           Remaining limited-entry permits are available
                     application? Simply withdraw your original online      on a first-come, first-served basis.
                     application and submit a new, corrected applica-           If you purchase a remaining limited-entry
                     tion before 11 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2009.                  permit, you will lose any bonus points you’ve
                         In order to withdraw your application, you         accumulated.
                     must have the confirmation number from your                You can find a list of participating license
                     original application. You must also have your          agents at wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/agent.html.
                     customer ID and your date of birth. For each new       Please remember that license agents have differ-
                     application you submit, you will be charged a $10      ent hours of operation. You should verify that an
                     drawing-application fee.                               agent is open before you attempt to purchase a
                         If you need help resubmitting your online          remaining permit.
                     application, please call any Division office before
                     6 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2009.                               February 16: General-season permits
                                                                            available
                     December 31: Deadline to withdraw                          You may obtain a turkey general-season per-
                     your application                                       mit beginning at 7 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2010. Permits
                         If you decide not to hunt, you can withdraw        are available at wildlife.utah.gov and from license
                     your permit application online at no cost until        agents and Division offices.
                     11 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2009.                                  You can find a list of participating license
                         Please remember that the $10 drawing-              agents at wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/agent.html.
                     application fee is not refundable.                     Please remember that license agents have differ-
                                                                            ent hours of operation. You should verify that an
                     January 28: Drawing results available                  agent is open before you attempt to purchase a
                         Starting Jan. 28, 2010, you will be notified       turkey general-season permit.
                     of the drawing results by mail and e-mail. You
                     can also learn the drawing results by visiting         Additional turkey
                     wildlife.utah.gov or by calling 1-800-221-0659.
                         If you’re successful in the drawing, you’ll
                                                                            permits
                                                                                In addition to limited-entry and general-
                     receive your turkey limited-entry permit in the
                                                                            season permits, other types of turkey permits
                     mail by late February.
                                                                            are available.



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                                                                                                              Utah Turkey • 2010
  Hunt turkeys on private land
       Utah’s Walk-In Access program gives hunters, anglers and trappers unprecedented access to more
  than 71,000 acres of private property located across much of the state.
       It’s a program that benefits everyone.
  Wildlife enthusiasts can recreate in new
  areas, and landowners can earn money
  for opening their properties to the public.
  Here’s a summary of the program:
        •	The Division pays qualified land-
          owners who open their properties to the public for wildlife-related recreation.
        •	The Division works closely with each landowner to customize a plan and outline the access terms.
        •	The public can then use the area—on foot only—to hunt, fish or trap wildlife.
       Of course, with increased access comes additional responsibility. The success of the program
  depends on hunters respecting both the landowners and their properties.
       You can show respect by following the rules for each property and by picking up any litter you see,
  even if it isn’t yours. And remember to thank the landowners, if you happen to see them while hunting.
       For more information on Utah’s Walk-In Access program—and to find the best turkey hunting
  properties near you—visit wildlife.utah.gov/walkinaccess.

Conservation permits                                    private land and to encourage them to do so in
Utah Admin. Rule R657-41                                the future.
     Turkey conservation permits are available               If you’re interested in obtaining a landowner
from nonprofit conservation organizations.              permit, contact or visit the regional Division
The organizations usually sell the permits at           office in your area from Nov. 2–Dec. 3, 2009. Your
fundraising banquets. A list of organizations sell-     application must be received no later than 6 p.m.
ing conservation permits for Utah’s 2010 turkey         on Dec. 3, 2009. Note: you must apply at the office
season will be available at wildlife.utah.gov by        located within the same region as your property.
late November 2009.                                          Permits will be issued on a first-come,
     To obtain more information about turkey            first-served basis to qualified landowners. If
conservation permits, contact the nearest Division      any permits remain after Dec. 3, 2009, they will
office or review Utah Admin. Rule R657-41 at            be added to the pool of permits available in
wildlife.utah.gov/rules.                                the limited-entry permit drawing. (Landowner
     You may obtain conservation permits in addi-       permits qualify as limited-entry permits.)
tion to any other turkey permit you’ve obtained.             For more information about obtaining a
                                                        landowner permit, contact the nearest Division
Landowner permits                                       office or review Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-4 at
Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-4                              wildlife.utah.gov/rules.
    If you own land that supports turkeys in Utah,
you may qualify for a landowner turkey permit.          Cooperative Wildlife
    Up to 20 percent of the permits in each of the      management unit permits
                                                        Utah Admin. Rule R657-37
state’s five regions are reserved for landowners.
These permits are a way to recognize landowners            You can enjoy hunting turkeys on private
for maintaining and enhancing turkey habitat on         property in Utah through the state’s Cooperative
                                                        Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) program.

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                     Here’s how the CWMU program works:                  Poaching-reported reward
Utah Turkey • 2010
                          Private lands can become CWMUs if the          permits
                     landowners work with the Division to manage         Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-20
                     the land for turkeys. Private landowners who own        If you provide information that leads to the
                     land that qualifies as a CWMU are given permits     arrest and successful prosecution of a person who
                     they can sell to hunters. In return, the landown-   has illegally taken a turkey, you may be eligible to
                     ers agree to allow an equal number of public        receive a permit from the Division to hunt turkeys
                     hunters—those who obtain CWMU permits               the following year on the same limited-entry area
                     through the state’s drawing—onto their CWMUs        where the violation occurred. For more informa-
                     to hunt.                                            tion, see Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-20 at
                          You can obtain a CWMU permit in one of two     wildlife.utah.gov/rules.
                     ways: you can either apply for one in the turkey
                     drawing, or you can contact a CWMU operator         Hunters with disabilities
                     directly to inquire about purchasing a permit.      Utah Admin. Rule R657-12
                     Please see page 25 for a list of CWMU operators
                                                                              Utah provides special hunting accommoda-
                     and the number of permits available through the
                                                                         tions for people with disabilities.
                     turkey drawing this season.
                                                                              For a complete copy of these accommodations
                          For more information about obtaining a
                                                                         and what’s required to qualify for them, please
                     CWMU permit, contact the nearest Division
                                                                         visit wildlife.utah.gov/rules (see Utah Admin. Rule
                     office or review Utah Admin. Rule R657-37 at
                                                                         R657-12) or call any Division office.
                     wildlife.utah.gov/rules.




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fIeLD reQuIrements




                                                                                                                  Utah Turkey • 2010
   Several rules have been established to regulate turkey hunting in Utah. These rules
help keep you safe in the field and mandate ethical hunting practices. Please be familiar
with the requirements for carrying and using firearms and archery tackle, the different
types of hunting methods you may use and what you’re required to do with any turkey
you harvest.

firearms and archery                                      76-10-523 at wildlife.utah.gov/rules for
                                                          more information.
tackle
    Several rules apply to the type of shotguns,          Areas where you cannot
ammunition and archery tackle that you may use            discharge a firearm
to take turkeys in Utah.                                  Utah Code § 76-10-508

firearms and archery                                          You may not discharge a dangerous
                                                          weapon or firearm under any of the following
equipment
Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-5                                circumstances:
                                                               •	From a vehicle
    Turkeys may be taken only with a bow and                   •	From, upon or across any highway
broadhead arrows, or a shotgun no larger than 10               •	At power lines or signs
gauge and no smaller than 20 gauge, firing shot                •	At railroad equipment or facilities, including
between BB and no. 6 in size.                                    any sign or signal
Loaded firearms in a vehicle                                   •	Within Utah state park camp or picnic sites,
Utah Code §§ 76-10-502 and 76-10-505                             overlooks, golf courses, boat ramps or
                                                                 developed beaches
     You may not carry a loaded firearm in
                                                               •	Without written permission from the owner
or on a vehicle unless you meet all of the follow-
                                                                 or property manager, within 600 feet of:
ing conditions:                                                       •	A house, dwelling or any
      •	You own the vehicle or have permission                          other building
        from the vehicle’s owner.                                     •	Any structure in which a domestic
      •	The firearm is a handgun.                                       animal is kept or fed, including a
      •	You are 18 years of age or older.                               barn, poultry yard, corral, feeding
     A pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun is considered                 pen or stockyard
loaded when an unfired cartridge, shell or projec-
tile is in the firing position.                           state parks
     Pistols and revolvers are also considered            Utah Admin. Rule R651-614
loaded when an unfired cartridge, shell or projec-            Hunting any wildlife is prohibited within
tile is in a position whereby the manual operation        the boundaries of all state park areas, except
of any mechanism once would cause the unfired             those designated open to hunting by the Division
cartridge, shell or projectile to fire.                   of Parks and Recreation in Utah Admin. Rule
     The firearm restrictions in this section do not      R651-614-4.
apply to concealed carry permit holders carrying a            In park areas that are designated open to
concealed weapon in accordance with Utah Code             hunting, hunting with shotguns or archery
§ 53-5-7. Please see Utah Code §§ 76-10-504 and           tackle is prohibited within one-quarter mile of all


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                                                                         park facilities, including buildings, camp or picnic
Utah Turkey • 2010
                     Are you allowed to                                  sites, overlooks, golf courses, boat ramps and
                     possess a weapon?                                   developed beaches.
                     Utah Code § 76-10-503

                          It is illegal under Utah Code § 76-10-503      Hunting methods
                     to possess or use a firearm, muzzleloader, ar-         Several rules apply to the methods that you
                     chery tackle or any other dangerous weapon          may use to hunt turkeys in Utah.
                     if you:
                           •	Have been convicted of or are under         Baiting
                                                                         Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-10
                             indictment for any felony offense;
                           •	Are on probation or parole for a felony          Baiting is an illegal activity that involves the
                             offense;                                    spreading of shelled, shucked or unshucked grain,
                           •	Are on parole from a secure facility;       feed or salt to lure, attract or entice turkeys to an
                           •	Have been adjudicated delinquent            area. You may not hunt turkeys by baiting. You
                                                                         also cannot hunt on or over any baited area if you
                             (juvenile) in the last seven years of an
                                                                         know, or reasonably should know, that the area
                             offense that, if committed by an adult,
                                                                         is or has been baited. An area is considered to be
                             would have been a felony;
                                                                         a baited area for 10 days after the bait has been
                           •	Are an unlawful user of a controlled
                                                                         removed from the area, or for 10 days after the
                             substance;
                                                                         bait in the area has been eaten.
                           •	Have been found not guilty by reason             You can take turkey on lands or areas that
                             of insanity for a felony offense;           have not been baited, and where grain or other
                           •	Have been found mentally incompetent        feed has been distributed or scattered solely
                             to stand trial for a felony offense;        as the result of manipulation of an agricultural
                           •	Have been adjudicated mentally defec-       crop or other feed on the land where grown. For
                             tive as provided in the federal Brady       example, a farmer shredding corn in a field and
                             Handgun Violence Prevention Act;            letting the corn remain where it fell.
                           •	Have been committed to a mental
                             institution;                                falconry
                           •	Are an alien who is illegally in the        Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-8

                             United States;                                  A falconer may not release a raptor on turkeys.
                           •	Have been dishonorably discharged
                             from the armed forces; or                   Live decoys and electronic
                           •	Have renounced your United States           calls
                                                                         Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-9
                             citizenship.
                          The purchase or possession of any hunt-            You may not use live decoys, recordings or
                     ing license, permit, tag or certificate of regis-   tapes of turkey calls or sounds, or electroni-
                     tration from the Division does not authorize        cally amplified imitations of turkey calls to take
                     the holder to legally possess or use a firearm,     turkeys.
                     muzzleloader, archery tackle or any other
                                                                         sitting or roosting turkeys
                     dangerous weapon while hunting if they are          Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-11
                     otherwise restricted from possessing these
                                                                              You may not take any turkey that is sitting in
                     weapons under Utah Code § 76-10-503.
                                                                         a tree.


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spotlighting                                                    permission of the owner or the person in




                                                                                                               Utah Turkey • 2010
Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-17                                     charge of the land
     You may not use a spotlight, headlight or oth-           •	Refuse to immediately leave the private
er artificial light to locate any protected wildlife,           land if requested to do so by the owner or
including turkey, while having in your possession               person in charge
a firearm or other weapon or device that could be             •	Obstruct any entrance or exit to
used to take or injure protected wildlife.                      private property
     The use of a spotlight or other artificial light        “Cultivated land” is land that is readily
in any area where protected wildlife are generally      identifiable as land whose soil is loosened or
found is prima facie evidence of attempting to          broken up for the raising of crops, land that is
locate protected wildlife. (Prima facie evidence        used for the raising of crops, or a pasture that is
means that if you’re spotlighting, the burden           artificially irrigated.
of proof falls on you to prove that you were not             “Permission” means written authorization
attempting to locate protected wildlife.)               from the owner or person in charge to enter
     The provisions of this section do not apply to     upon private land that is cultivated or properly
you under the following conditions:                     posted. Permission must include all of the
      •	You are using the headlights of a motor         following details:
        vehicle or other artificial light in a usual          •	The signature of the owner or person
        manner where there is no attempt or intent              in charge
        to locate protected wildlife.                         •	The name of the person being
      •	You are licensed to carry a concealed                   given permission
        weapon in accordance with Utah Code §                 •	The appropriate dates
        53-5-7, provided you’re not utilizing the             •	A general description of the land
        concealed weapon to hunt or take wildlife.           “Properly posted” means that “No Trespass-
     Please see Utah Code §§ 76-10-504 and              ing” signs—or a minimum of 100 square inches
76-10-523 at wildlife.utah.gov/rules for more           of bright yellow, bright orange or fluorescent
information.                                            paint—are displayed at all corners, on fishing
                                                        streams crossing property lines, and on roads,
use of dogs                                             gates and rights-of-way entering the land. If
Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-14                             metal fence posts are used, the entire exterior side
    Dogs may be used to locate and retrieve             must be painted.
turkeys during open hunting seasons.                         You may not post private property you do not
    Dogs are not allowed on state wildlife man-         own or legally control or land that is open to the
agement or waterfowl management areas except            public as provided by Utah Code § 23-21-4. In ad-
during open hunting seasons or as posted by             dition, it is unlawful to take protected wildlife or
the Division.                                           their parts while trespassing in violation of Utah
                                                        Code § 23-20-14.
trespassing                                                  You are guilty of a class B misdemeanor if
Utah Code §§ 23-20-14 and 23-20-3.5                     you violate any provision described in this section.
     While taking wildlife or engaging in wildlife-     Your license, tag or permit privileges may also
related activities, you may not do any of the           be suspended.
following activities:
     •	Enter upon privately owned land that is
       cultivated or properly posted without the

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                     Possession of turkey
Utah Turkey • 2010

                         Once you’ve taken a turkey, several rules apply
                                                                                   What is a beard?
                                                                                       A cluster of hair-like feathers called a
                     to the use of the game you’ve taken.
                                                                                   beard grows from the center of the chest on
                     Waste of game                                                 male turkeys. A small percentage of hens
                     Utah Code § 23-20-8 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-16 and       also grow a beard. The head and beard of a
                     R657-54-19                                                    turkey must remain attached during trans-
                          You may not waste any turkey or permit it to             port to help conservation officers confirm
                     be wasted or spoiled. (Waste means to abandon a               the sex of the bird.
                     turkey or allow it to spoil or be used in a manner
                     not normally associated with its beneficial use.
                     For example, using the meat as fertilizer or for
                     trapping bait is not considered a beneficial use of
                     the meat.)
                          In addition, you may not kill or cripple any
                     turkey without making a reasonable effort to
                     retrieve it. If you wound a turkey, you must kill
                     and tag it immediately.
                                                                                     Beard
                     tagging requirements
                     Utah Code § 23-20-30 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-12

                          After you’ve taken a turkey, you must tag the        exporting harvested
                     bird before you move the carcass from or leave the        turkeys from utah
                     site of the kill.                                         Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-18

                          To tag a turkey, completely detach the tag                You may only export a harvested turkey or
                     from your turkey permit and completely remove             its parts from Utah if one of the following condi-
                     the appropriate notches to correspond with the            tions applies:
                     date the turkey was taken and the sex of the                    •	You harvested the turkey and possess a valid
                     turkey. Then attach the tag to the bird so that the               permit corresponding to the tag.
                     tag remains securely fastened and visible.                      •	If you’re not the person who harvested the
                          You may not remove more than one notch                       turkey, you must obtain a shipping permit
                     indicating date or sex, or tag more than one                      from the Division.
                     turkey using the same tag. Also, you may not hunt
                     or pursue turkeys after any of the notches have           Donating turkeys
                                                                               Utah Code § 23-20-9
                     been removed from the tag or the tag has been
                     detached from your permit.                                    You may give a turkey or its parts to another
                                                                               person only at the following places:
                     Identification of species                                      •	The residence of the donor
                     and sex                                                        •	The residence of the person receiving the
                     Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-13                                      turkey or its parts
                         The head and beard of a turkey must remain                 •	A meat locker
                     attached to the bird while it’s being transported.             •	A storage plant
                                                                                    •	A meat processing facility



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    A written statement of donation must be kept




                                                               Utah Turkey • 2010
with the turkey or its parts. The statement must
include all of the following information:
     •	Number and species of wildlife or
       parts donated
     •	Date of donation
     •	Permit number of the donor
     •	Signature of the donor

Checkpoints and officer
contacts
Utah Code §§ 23-20-25 and 77-23-103

     To help the Division fulfill its responsibility as
trustee and custodian of Utah’s wildlife, Division
conservation officers and biologists monitor the
taking and possession of turkeys and the required
permits, firearms and equipment used for hunt-
ing. You should expect to encounter conservation
officers and biologists checking hunters in the
field and at checkpoints.
     If you’re contacted by a conservation officer,
you must provide the officer with the items he or
she requests, including any licenses and permits
required for hunting, any devices used to partici-
pate in hunting and any game you’ve taken. These
contacts allow the Division to collect valuable
information about Utah’s turkey populations.




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                     DefInItIons
Utah Turkey • 2010

                     Utah Code § 23-13-2 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-2

                     Bait means shelled, shucked or unshucked corn,         the member reports for duty under assigned orders
                     wheat or other grain, salt or other feed that lures,   in Utah, if:
                     attracts or entices birds.                                  •	 the member is NOT on temporary duty in
                                                                                    Utah and does NOT claim residency for hunt-
                     Falconry means the sport of taking quarry by                   ing, fishing or trapping in any other state
                     means of a trained raptor.                                     or country.
                                                                                 •	 the member presents a copy of his or her as-
                     Hunting means to take or pursue a reptile,                     signment orders to a Division office to verify
                     amphibian, bird or mammal by any means.                        the member’s qualification as a resident.
                     Limited-entry hunt means any hunt listed in                 A nonresident attending an institution of
                     the hunt tables of this guide.                         higher learning in Utah as a full-time student may
                                                                            qualify as a resident if the student has been pres-
                     Limited-entry permit means any permit                  ent in Utah for 60 consecutive days immediately
                     obtained for a limited-entry hunt by any               preceding the purchase of the license or permit and
                     means, including conservation permits and sports-      does NOT claim residency for hunting, fishing or
                     man permits.                                           trapping in any other state or country.
                                                                                 A Utah resident license or permit is invalid if a
                     Nonresident means a person who does not                resident license for hunting, fishing or trapping is
                     qualify as a resident.                                 purchased in any other state or country.
                                                                                 An individual DOES NOT qualify as a resident
                     Permit means a document, including a stamp,            if he or she is an absentee landowner paying
                     which grants authority to engage in specified          property tax on land in Utah.
                     activities under the Wildlife Resources Code or a
                     rule or proclamation of the Wildlife Board.            Tag means a card, label or other identification
                                                                            device issued for attachment to the carcass of
                     Possession means actual or constructive                protected wildlife.
                     possession.
                                                                            Take means to hunt, pursue, harass, catch,
                     Resident means a person who has a fixed per-           capture, possess, angle, seine, trap or kill any
                     manent home and principal establishment in Utah        protected wildlife; or attempt any action referred
                     for six consecutive months immediately preceding       to above.
                     the purchase of a license or permit, AND DOES NOT
                     claim residency for hunting, fishing or trapping in    Waste means to abandon protected wildlife or
                     any other state or country.                            to allow protected wildlife to spoil or to be used
                          An individual retains Utah residency if he or     in a manner not normally associated with its
                     she leaves Utah to serve in the armed forces of the    beneficial use.
                     United States, or for religious or educational pur-
                     poses, and does NOT claim residency for hunting,       Youth means a person who will be 15 years of
                     fishing or trapping in any other state or country.     age or younger on the day when the results of the
                          Members of the armed forces of the United         turkey drawing are posted.
                     States and dependents are residents as of the date




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DetermInInG A sPrInG turKey’s AGe




                                                                                                                                                                     Utah Turkey • 2010
Juveniles, or jakes (sub-adult male turkeys less than one year old), can be distinguished
from adult gobblers by the coloration (barring) on their wings, the length of their
beards and spurs and the shape of their tail feathers.
Wings                                                      Beards and spurs
Adults have white barring to the tips of the two           Turkeys’ beards (top) and spurs (bottom) become
outermost wing feathers. These bars are absent             longer as turkeys age.
at the tips of jakes’ two outermost wing feathers.
Also, the tips of the adults’ two outermost feath-              Jake                      Adult
ers are more rounded than the tips of jakes’ two
outermost feathers.




                                                                                                            Photos courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation
 Adult




                                                             1 year: 3–5 in.
                                                             2 years: 6–9 in.
                                                             3+ years: 10 +in.
  Jake
                                                                 Jake                               Adult




                                                             1 year       2 years        3 years     4+ years

Tail feathers
Adults’ tail feathers are all one length. The central tail feathers on a jake are longer than the rest of the
tail feathers.

    Jake                                                        Adult




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                               GRAND
                      sHootInG Hours
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                      Utah Admin. Rule R657-54-6                                                          BEAVER
NE                                                                                                                              PIUTE            WAYNE
                           You may take turkeys from 30 minutes                                              official sunrise and sunset
#004                  before official sunrise until 30 minutes after                                      IRON
                      official sunset.                                                                                                    May
                                                                                                                        April 2010 GARFIELD 2010
                          SAN JUAN
                           The official sunrise and sunset times change                                          Date Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunset
                      daily. The times when sunrise and sunset occur are                                                a.m.    p.m.        a.m.         p.m.
                                                                                                                               KANE
                      also different across the state. Depending on your                                        1
                                                                                                          WASHINGTON    7:11    7:52         6:26        8:24
                      location, you may need to add or subtract minutes                                            2    7:09    7:53         6:25        8:25
                      from the sunrise and sunset times listed in the
                                                                                                                   3    7:08    7:54         6:23        8:26
                      adjacent table.
                           Please consult the time zone map below                                                  4    7:06    7:55         6:22        8:27
                      to learn whether you need to add or subtract                                                 5    7:04    7:57         6:21        8:28
                      minutes from the times listed in the table.                                                  6    7:03    7:58         6:20        8:29
                                                                                                                   7    7:01    7:59         6:19        8:30
                      time zone map                                                                                8    7:00    8:00         6:18        8:31
                           + 5 MIN.                   -0-                     -5 MIN. -10 MIN.                     9    6:58    8:01         6:16        8:32
                        BOX ELDER
                                                    CACHE
                                                                                                                   10   6:56    8:02         6:15        8:33
                                                                    RICH




                                                                                                                   11   6:55    8:03         6:14        8:34
                                                    WEBER

                                            DAVIS       MO
                                                             R   GA
                                                                    N
                                                                                                                   12   6:53    8:04         6:13        8:35
                                                                                               DAGGETT
                        TOOELE
                                                 SALT
                                                                        SUMMIT
                                                                                                                   13   6:52    8:05         6:12        8:36
                                                 LAKE
                                                                                                 UINTAH
                                                                 WASATCH
                                                                                   DUCHESNE
                                                                                                                   14   6:50    8:06         6:11        8:37
                                                    UTAH
                                                                                                                   15   6:49    8:07         6:10        8:38
                        JUAB
                                                                            CARBON                                 16   6:47    8:08         6:09        8:39
                        MILLARD                     SANPETE                EMERY                                   17   6:46    8:09         6:08        8:40
                                                    SEVIER
                                                                                                GRAND
                                                                                                                   18   6:44    8:10         6:08        8:41
                                                                                                                   19   6:43    8:11         6:07        8:42
                        BEAVER

                                                                                                                   20   6:41    8:12         6:06        8:43
                                            PIUTE            WAYNE


                        IRON
                                                 GARFIELD
                                                                                              SAN JUAN
                                                                                                                   21   6:40    8:13         6:05        8:44
                                          KANE
                                                                                                                   22   6:38    8:14         6:04        8:45
                        WASHINGTON
                                                                                                                   23   6:37    8:15         6:04        8:45
                                                                                                                   24   6:35    8:16         6:03        8:46
                                                                                                                   25   6:34    8:18         6:02        8:47
                                                                                                                   26   6:33    8:19         6:02        8:48
                                                                                                                   27   6:31    8:20         6:01        8:49
                                                                                                                   28   6:30    8:21         6:00        8:50
                                                                                                                   29   6:29    8:22         6:00        8:50
                                                                                                                   30   6:27    8:23         5:59        8:51
                                                                                                                   31    —       —           5:59        8:52

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                                                                                                                             Utah Turkey • 2010
2010 limited-entry hunts
Use the 3-digit hunt number to apply. Bonus point code: TKY
The Division does not guarantee access to any private or public land. Hunt unit boundaries may include private property or
other excluded areas. Hunters must research land accessibility before hunting.
 Hunt # Hunt name                                                            Season dates           Public permits
    100        Central Region                                                  April 10–29                  500
    101        Northeastern Region                                             April 10–29                  250
    102        Northern Region                                                 April 10–29                  400
    103        Southeastern Region                                             April 10–29                  250
    104        Southern Region                                                 April 10–29                 1,100




2010 CWmu hunts
The following dates were established by the Wildlife Board for turkey hunting on CWMUs: April 10, 2010
to May 31, 2010. The CWMU operator establishes the number of hunting days. Before applying, we en-
courage hunters to contact the CWMU operator to obtain specific information about hunt dates and rules
specific to that CWMU. You can see maps of the CWMUs at wildlife.utah.gov/CWMU.
                                                                     Public
 Hunt # Hunt name                          County                   Permits         Operator             Phone #
    700       Broadmouth                   Weber                         1        Garet Jones          (801) 814-6261
    701       Castle Valley Outdoors Emery                               1        James Fauver         (435) 286-2383
    702       Folley Ridge                 Morgan                        5        John Hansen          (801) 540-2000
    703       Heaston East                 Salt Lake                     2        Terry Thatcher       (801) 599-9133
    704       Missouri Flat                Millard/Sevier                5        Jed Wayment          (435) 336-4146
    705       Redd Ranches                 San Juan/Grand                3        David Redd           (435) 459-4930




2010 general-season hunt
The turkey general-season hunt will be held statewide* from May 3–31, 2010.
You do not need to apply for a permit for the general-season hunt. General-season permits will be avail-
able beginning at 7 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2010 at wildlife.utah.gov and from license agents and Division offices.
* The Division does not guarantee access to any private or public land. Hunt unit boundaries may include private property
or other excluded areas. Hunters must research land accessibility before hunting.

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                     Hunt unIt BounDArIes
Utah Turkey • 2010


                     Central Region (Hunt #100)                              Northeastern Region (Hunt #101)
                     Juab, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Tooele, Summit, Utah          Daggett, Duchesne, Grand, Summit, Uintah,
                     and Wasatch counties —Boundary begins at the            Utah and Wasatch counties—Boundary begins
                     Utah/Nevada state line and the Box Elder/Tooele         at Three Corners (Utah/Colorado/Wyoming state
                     county line; east on this county line to the Tooele/    lines); west on the Utah/Wyoming state line
                     Davis county line; south on this county line to the     to the Burnt Fork/Birch Creek drainage divide;
                     Davis/Salt Lake county line; east on this county        south along this drainage divide to the Burnt
                     line to the Salt Lake/Morgan county line; south on      Fork/Sheep Creek drainage divide; south on this
                     this county line to the Salt Lake/Summit county         boundary to the Summit/Duchesne county line
                     line; south on this county line to I-80; east on I-80   (summit of the Uinta Mountains); west along
                     to US-40; south on US-40 to SR-248; east on this        this county line (along the summit of the Uinta
                     road to SR-32; south on this road to SR-35; east        Mountains) to SR-150 at Hayden Pass; south on
                     on this road to USFS Road 054 (Mill Hollow road);       SR-150 to USFS Road 037 (Soapstone Basin road);
                     south on this road to Heber Mountain and the            south on this road to SR-35; west on this road
                     Strawberry Valley/Currant Creek drainage divide;        to USFS Road 054 (Mill Hollow road); south on
                     south along this drainage divide to US-40; west         this road to Heber Mountain and the Strawberry
                     on US-40 to the Soldier Creek Dam road; south           Valley/Currant Creek drainage divide; south along
                     on this road to the Strawberry River; east along        this drainage divide to US-40; west on US-40 to
                     this river to Beaver Creek; southwest along this        the Soldier Creek Dam road; south on this road
                     creek to Big Beaver Spring and USFS Road 081;           to the Strawberry River; east along this river to
                     south and west on this road (Reservation Ridge          Beaver Creek; southwest along this creek to Big
                     road and down Right Fork of White River road) to        Beaver Spring and USFS Road 081 (Reservation
                     US-6; west on US-6 to the Utah/Wasatch county           Ridge Road); south on this road to USFS Road 147;
                     line; south on this county line to the Spanish          south and east on this road (continuing along Res-
                     Fork Canyon/Scofield drainage divide; south on          ervation Ridge) to US-191; north on US-191 to the
                     this drainage divide to Bear Ridge; west along          Duchesne River/Nine Mile Creek drainage divide;
                     this ridge to the Skyline Drive road; south on this     east along this drainage divide to the Green River;
                     road to the Sanpete/Sevier county line; west on         south along this river to Coal Creek; east along
                     this county line to the Sevier River; north along       this creek to the Book Cliffs drainage divide; east
                     this river to the Millard/Juab county; west on          along this drainage divide to the Utah/Colorado
                     this county line to the Utah/Nevada state line;         state line; north on this state line to Three Corners
                     north on this state line to the Box Elder/Tooele        (Utah/Colorado/Wyoming state lines). EXCLUDES
                     county line. EXCLUDES ALL NATIVE AMERICAN               ALL NATIVE AMERICAN TRUST LANDS
                     TRUST LANDS WITHIN THIS BOUNDARY.                       WITHIN THIS BOUNDARY. USGS 1:100,000
                     USGS 1:100,000 Maps: Bonneville Salt Flat, Delta,       Maps: Duchesne, Dutch John, Huntington, Kings
                     Duchesne, Fish Springs, Lynndyl, Nephi, Manti,          Peak, Price, Provo, Salt Lake City, Seep Ridge, Ver-
                     Price, Provo, Rush Valley, Salina, Salt Lake City,      nal, Westwater. Boundary questions? Call Vernal
                     Tule Valley, Tooele, Wildcat Mountain. Boundary         office, (435) 781-9453.
                     questions? Call Springville office, (801) 491-5678.
                                                                             Northern Region (Hunt #102)
                       new regional boundaries                               Box Elder, Cache, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne,
                                                                             Morgan, Rich, Summit, Wasatch and Weber
                           The regional boundaries for the limited-          counties—Boundary begins at the Utah/Nevada
                       entry turkey hunts are different than the             state line and the Box Elder/Tooele county line;
                       regional boundaries for many big game                 east on this county line to the Tooele/Davis county
                       hunts. Please read the boundary descriptions          line; southeast on this county line to the Davis/
                       before you hunt.                                      Salt Lake county line; east on this county line to
                                                                             the Salt Lake/Summit county line; south on this
                           Detailed maps of each region are avail-           county line to I-80; east on I-80 to US-40; south on
                       able online at wildlife.utah.gov/maps.                US-40 to SR-248; east on this road to SR-32; south

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on this road to SR-35 (at Francis); east on this road   road; north on this road to the Blue Flats road;




                                                                                                                          Utah Turkey • 2010
to USFS Road 037 (Soapstone Basin road); north          north and east on this road to the Willow Springs
on this road to SR-150; northeast on this road          road; north on this road towards Windy Peak and
to the Summit/Duchesne county line at Hayden            the Windy Peak road; west on this road to I-70;
Pass; east on this county line (along the summit        west on I-70 to US-89 (Alt. 89) near Salina; north
of the Uinta Mountains) to the Burnt Fork/Sheep         on US-89 (Alt. 89) to the Sanpete/Sevier county
Creek drainage divide; north along this drainage        line; east on this county line to the Skyline Drive
divide to the Burnt Fork/Birch Creek drainage           road; north on this road to Bear Ridge; east along
divide; north along this drainage divide to the         this ridge to the Spanish Fork/Scofield drainage
Utah-Wyoming state line; west and north on this         divide; north along this drainage divide to the
state line to the Utah-Idaho state line; west on        Utah/Wasatch county line; north on this county
this state line to the Utah-Nevada state line; south    line to US-6; east on US-6 to USFS Road 081 (Right
on this state line to the Tooele/Box Elder county       Fork of White River); northeast along USFS Road
line. EXCLUDES ALL NATIVE AMERICAN TRUST                081 to USFS Road 147 (Reservation Ridge Road);
LANDS WITHIN THIS BOUNDARY. USGS                        south and east on this road (continuing along Res-
1:100,000 Maps: Grouse Creek, Kings Peak, Logan,        ervation Ridge) to US-191; north on US-191 to the
Newfoundland Mountains, Ogden, Promontory               Duchesne River/Nine Mile Creek drainage divide;
Point, Salt Lake City, Tremonton. Boundary ques-        east along this drainage divide to the Green River;
tions? Call Ogden office, (801) 476-2740.               south along this river to Coal Creek; east along
                                                        this creek to the Book Cliffs Drainage divide; east
Southeastern Region (Hunt #103)                         along this drainage divide to the Utah/Colorado
Carbon, Emery, Garfield, Grand, San Juan,               state line; south on this state line to the Utah/
Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne counties—Boundary             Arizona state line; west on this state line to the
begins at the Utah/Arizona state line and the           west shore of Lake Powell. EXCLUDES ALL NA-
west shore of Lake Powell; northeast along the          TIVE AMERICAN TRUST LANDS WITHIN THIS
west shore of Lake Powell to the Burr Trail road;       BOUNDARY. USGS 1:100,000 Maps: Blanding,
north on this road to the Notom road; north on          Bluff, Escalante, Hanksville, Hite Crossing, Hun-
this road to SR-24; east on this road to Caineville     tington, La Sal, Loa, Manti, Moab, Navajo Moun-
and the Caineville Wash road; north on this road        tain, Nephi, Price, Salina, San Rafael Desert, Seep
to the Cathedral Valley road; west on this road to      Ridge, Smokey Mountain, Westwater. Boundary
Rock Springs Bench and the Last Chance Desert           questions? Call Price Office, (435) 613-3700.




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                     Southern Region (Hunt #104)
Utah Turkey • 2010
                     Beaver, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard,
                     Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington and Wayne
                     counties—Boundary begins at the Utah-Arizona
                     state line and the west shore of Lake Powell;
                     northeast along the west shore of Lake Powell to
                     the Burr Trail road; north on this road to the No-
                     tom road; north on this road to SR-24; east on this
                     road to Caineville and the Caineville Wash road;
                     north on this road to the Cathedral Valley road;      Help protect Utah wildlife
                     west on this road to Rock Springs Bench and the           Protecting and preserving Utah’s
                     Last Chance Desert road; north on this road to the    threatened wildlife is up to each
                     Blue Flats road; north and east on this road to the   of us, and together we can make a
                     Willow Springs road; north on this road towards       difference. Please join Utah Wildlife
                     Windy Peak and the Windy Peak road; west on           In Need as we work together to help
                     this road to I-70; west along I-70 to US-89 (Alt.     ensure Utah’s wildlife treasures are
                     89) near Salina; north along US-89 (Alt. 89) to the   part of the legacy we leave for our
                     Sanpete/Sevier county line; west on this county       children and grandchildren.
                     line to the Sevier River; north along this river to       Visit www.uwin.org to learn more
                     the Millard/Juab county line; west on this county
                                                                           about Utah’s threatened species and
                     line to the Utah/Nevada state line; south on this
                     state line to the Utah/Arizona state line; east on    about how you can help sustain Utah
                     this state line to the west shore of Lake Powell.     wildlife for all to enjoy!
                     EXCLUDES ALL NATIVE AMERICAN TRUST
                     LANDS WITHIN THIS BOUNDARY. USGS
                     1:100,000 Maps: Cedar City, Delta, Escalante,
                     Fish Springs, Hite Crossing, Loa, Lynndyl, Manti,
                     Navajo Mountain, Salina, Saint George, Smokey
                     Mountain, Tule Valley, Wah Wah Mountains North,
                     Wah Wah Mountains South. Boundary questions?
                     Call Cedar City office, (435) 865-6100.

                       Boundary maps online
                            Looking for a map of your hunting area?
                       All of the boundary maps are available online
                       at wildlife.utah.gov/maps. Detailed boundary
                       descriptions are also included at the end of
                       this guidebook and printed on your turkey
                       hunting permit.




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