Available beginning at 8 a.m. on July 21, 2020. You must be 17 years old or younger on July 31, 2020 to purchase these permits.
The General Season rifle and muzzleloader permits are first come first come first serve and are limited to a combined 15,000 permits and go on sale July 16 in 2019.
There are 15,000 spike bull elk permits and 15,000 any bull elk permits available. The general-season archery bull elk permits are unlimited. One remaining CWMU buck pronghorn permit will also be sold online beginning at 8 a.m. on July 16.
If you just want to kill a general-season elk, the spike-only Wasatch Mountains and Central Mountains units can be very good, with access via the Uinta National Forest and Manti- La Sal National Forest. For a general-season unit that allows any-bull harvest, consider the Pine Valley unit in southwest Utah.
(u) ” Spike bull” means a bull elk which has at least one antler beam with no branching above the ears. Branched means a projection on an antler longer than one inch, measured from its base to its tip.
Most average bull elk will yield 190 to 225 pounds of boneless meat , while an average cow produces about 160 pounds of meat .
These OTC tags go on sale every year in early July. The antlerless and either sex tags are limited for both resident and non-residents, so first come first serve. The Antlered Elk (Bull Elk ) OTC tags are unlimited for both resident and non-residents.
Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) offers general and archery-only elk tags they call “ over-the-counter nonpermit- tags ”. These tags are very limited and are only offered for specific locations on all or portions of 14 units where elk are not wanted.
Big game hunting and viewing opportunities in Nebraska are available for five species: white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn, elk and bighorn sheep. Both species of deer provide annual hunting opportunities for most residents and nonresidents who wish to hunt .
Utah Resident All Utah residents must have the Basic Hunting License or the Combination License (Basic Hunting License and Basic Fishing License ). These licenses allow hunters to hunt small game, including most waterfowl species and upland game. Additional permits are required to hunt other game species.
Wapiti is the Shawnee name for elk and means “white rump” or “white deer.” There are six recognized subspecies of elk in North America with all of the elk in Utah of the subspecies known as Rocky Mountain elk (C. e. nelsoni). In 1971, the Rocky Mountain elk was designated as Utah’s state animal.
Table 1. General Elk Tags for Non-Residents in Five Western States for 2019 Elk Hunting Season
|State||Any Bull Elk||Total Non-Res. Costs|
|Colorado||R||$672 Bull/Any Elk, $507 cow/calf|
|Oregon||A-R||$167 + $571 = $738|
|Utah||A-M-R||$65 + $339 = $458 ($700 multi season)|
Wyoming has the least number of hunters of all seven states with an average of only 58,100 elk hunters per season. Wyoming claims an amazing overall 44.4% average hunter success rate (includes OTC tags), followed now by Utah at 26.4% (Utah is always late, so waiting on 2017 harvest data).
A Basic Hunting License is required to hunt Utah game animals. A Combination License is a combined Basic Hunting and Fishing License that is valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.
|Resident CWMU any bull elk||$285.00|
|Resident CWMU antlerless elk||$50.00|
|Resident limited – entry multiseason bull elk||$513.00|