Utah Bird Hunting

Seasons Span August 26 – 
February 15, 2018

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 4 – December 3, 2017

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession

Gambel's Quail

Utah Gambel’s Quail Season

November 4 – December 31, 2017

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

California Quail

Utah California Quail Season

November 4 – December 31, 2017

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

Chukar

Utah Chukar Season

September 30 – February 15, 2018

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession

Hungarian Partridge

Utah Hungarian Partridge Season

September 30 – February 15, 2018

Limits: 5 per day, 15 possession

Blue Grouse

Utah Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2017

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

Ruffed Grouse

Utah Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – December 31, 2017

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

Sharptail Grouse

Utah Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 30 – October 22, 2017

Limits: 2 birds per season

*in select areas, permit required

White-Tailed Ptarmigan

Utah White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

August 26 – October 31, 2017

Limits: 4 per day, 12 possession

Sage Grouse

Utah Sage Grouse Season

September 30 – October 22, 2017

Limits: 2 birds per season

*in select areas, permit required

 
 
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The Alaska Standoff

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On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

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