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How landowners can utilize hunters to help with deer, elk depredation issues

How landowners can utilize hunters to help with deer, elk depredation issues
Photos courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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

  • Ogden

  • 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) 

  • Uintah Basin

  • Utah Lake

  • Wasatch Front 

  • West Cache 

 

Here are the extended archery elk (either sex) hunting units — the season runs from Aug. 15 - Dec. 15: 

  • Uintah Basin

  • Wasatch Front

  • 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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