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Eligible hunters may obtain cow elk permits

By Sun Advocate

An opportunity to obtain a second elk permit for this year’s hunts begins August 1, when hunters may apply for cow elk permits in Utah’s second antlerless draw. The following may apply for a second elk permit:
•Hunters who obtain a cow elk permit in Utah’s first (initial) antlerless draw may apply for a second cow elk permit beginning August 1. Results of the first draw will also be available at this time.
•Hunters who have obtained a bull elk or hunter’s choice elk permit may also apply for a cow elk permit beginning August 1.
•Hunters who have not obtained an elk permit by August 1 may apply for two cow elk permits. Hunters who do this are reminded that if they draw two cow elk permits, they may not purchase a bull elk or hunter’s choice permit this year.
Hunters who draw a cow elk permit in the first antlerless draw have another option. Instead of applying for a second cow permit, they may buy a bull elk or hunter’s choice permit.
Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR says hunters may have two elk permits in any of the following combinations:
•One bull elk permit and one cow elk permit.
•Two cow elk permits.
•One hunter’s choice permit and one cow elk permit.
Hunters may not obtain two bull elk permits, or a bull elk and hunter’s choice permit.
Hunters who qualify to apply for a remaining cow elk permit, and have a major credit card, may apply for one at the DWR’s internet website at www.wildlife.utah.gov beginning August 1.
Hunters who don’t have a credit card must mail an application in. These forms and a list of remaining permits will be available from DWR offices, and the DWR web site, beginning August 1. A list of remaining permits also will be mailed to everyone who applied in the first antlerless draw.
Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on August 9 to be entered in the second antlerless draw. Draw results will be posted by August 27.
Any permits still remaining after the draw will be available from the DWR’s Salt Lake City office only, beginning August 29.
For more information call the nearest DWR office.

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