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Utah Turkey • 2010
are thriving 5
Turkey drawing results
License and permit fees
in 2010 and expanding
across the state.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
• 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.)
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
* 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.
Limited-entry April 10–29, 2010
Youth hunt April 30–May 2, 2010
General season May 3–31, 2010
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-
“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.
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:
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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
firearms and archery 76-10-523 at wildlife.utah.gov/rules for
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
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
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
park facilities, including buildings, camp or picnic
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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.
• 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
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
• 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
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.
spotlighting permission of the owner or the person in
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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.
• Enter upon privately owned land that is
cultivated or properly posted without the
Possession of turkey
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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
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.
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
A written statement of donation must be kept
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with the turkey or its parts. The statement must
include all of the following information:
• Number and species of wildlife or
• Date of donation
• Permit number of the donor
• Signature of the donor
Checkpoints and officer
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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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.
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
DetermInInG A sPrInG turKey’s AGe
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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
Photos courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation
1 year: 3–5 in.
2 years: 6–9 in.
3+ years: 10 +in.
1 year 2 years 3 years 4+ years
Adults’ tail feathers are all one length. The central tail feathers on a jake are longer than the rest of the
Utah Turkey • 2010
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
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.
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
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
10 6:56 8:02 6:15 8:33
11 6:55 8:03 6:14 8:34
12 6:53 8:04 6:13 8:35
13 6:52 8:05 6:12 8:36
14 6:50 8:06 6:11 8:37
15 6:49 8:07 6:10 8:38
CARBON 16 6:47 8:08 6:09 8:39
MILLARD SANPETE EMERY 17 6:46 8:09 6:08 8:40
18 6:44 8:10 6:08 8:41
19 6:43 8:11 6:07 8:42
20 6:41 8:12 6:06 8:43
21 6:40 8:13 6:05 8:44
22 6:38 8:14 6:04 8:45
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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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.
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.
Hunt unIt BounDArIes
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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
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.
fish sure are
on the water memories aren’t made, they’re
caught. to discover all the ways boating and fishing
can enrich your life, visit takemefishing.org.
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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