Limited-entry permits for cougar hunt available until Oct. 12

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If you want to hunt cougars on a limited-entry unit in Utah, you need to get your application in no later than 11 p.m. on Oct. 12. | Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Submitted by Division of Wildlife Resources

SOUTHERN UTAH – Hunters wanting a cougar permit on a limited entry unit in Utah need to get their application in soon. Applications for hunting permits will be accepted at www.wildlife.utah.gov until 11 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, reminds hunters that if they draw a limited-entry permit, they cannot buy a permit to hunt on a harvest-objective unit.

“Before you apply for a permit,” she says, “make sure a limited-entry hunt is the hunt you want to participate in.”

More information about the two permits is available on pages 8 – 10 of the 2011 – 2012 Utah Cougar Guidebook.

The free guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks. A copy is also available at DWR offices and from hunting license agents across Utah.

Hunters will be notified by Oct. 27 if they do not draw a permit. They can still hunt cougars in Utah by buying a permit to hunt on a harvest-objective unit. Harvest-objective permits go on sale Nov. 1. Or hunters can apply for a bonus point. Every cougar bonus point a hunter has, gives he/she a higher chance of drawing in the future.

For more information, please call DWR at (801) 538-4700.

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