How landowners can utilize hunters to help with deer, elk depredation issues
SALT LAKE CITY — If you are among the Utah farmers and ranchers who have experienced a loss of crops/hay or damage on your property due to deer and elk, you should be aware of a possible solution to your problem: allowing hunters to hunt on your land during the extended archery hunts this fall.
There are several extended archery hunting units throughout the state. Several of those hunting units include private land. Hunters are required to obtain written permission from the landowner before hunting on their property.
Here are the extended archery deer (either sex) hunting units — the season runs from Sept. 12 - Nov. 30:
Herriman South Valley
Pine Valley, New Harmony (this is a new extended archery unit this year)
Southwest Desert, Cedar Valley (this is a new extended archery unit this year)
Here are the extended archery elk (either sex) hunting units — the season runs from Aug. 15 - Dec. 15:
West Cache (this is a new extended archery unit this year)
See the boundaries of each hunting unit in your area on the DWR website.
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