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Utah Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August 27 – 
February 15, 2017

Utah Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$34

Non-Resident License Fees:
$65
3-Day $32

Special Permits:
Sage Grouse Permit $10
Sharp-Tailed Permit $10
White-Tailed Ptarmigan $10

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Utah Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 5 – November 20, 2016 or extended season in select areas to November 21 – December 4, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Gambel's Quail

Utah Gambel’s Quail Season

November 5 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with California

California Quail

Utah California Quail Season

November 5 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession in aggregate with Gambel’s

Chukar

Utah Chukar Season

September 24 – February 15, 2017

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession

Hungarian Partridge

Utah Hungarian Partridge Season

September 24 – February 15, 2017

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession

Blue Grouse

Utah Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession in aggregate with Ruffed

Ruffed Grouse

Utah Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2016

 Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession in aggregate with Blue

Sharptail Grouse

Utah Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 24 – October 16, 2016

Limits: 2 birds per season

*in select areas, permit required

White-Tailed Ptarmigan

Utah White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

August 27 – October 31, 2016

Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession

Sage Grouse

Utah Sage Grouse Season

September 24 – October 16, 2016

Limits: 2 birds per season

*in select areas, permit required

 
 
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