Hunting Seasons

Hunting Season is always a special time of the year. Whether you are planning on waiting patiently in a deer stand to bag that trophy buck or sitting knee deep in the marsh hoping to bag a band. Being able to take advantage of all the hunting seasons is why The Waterfowl Hunter has put together the hunting dates for Utah.

These dates serve as a general guide for more specific hunting visit Utah Dept. of Wildlife.

Bear Hunting Season

Pursuit season dates (units not designated as restricted)

Season First Day Last Day
Spring Apr. 1, 2017 Jun. 2, 2017
Summer Jul. 5, 2017 Aug. 6, 2017
Fall Oct. 28, 2017 Nov. 16, 2017

Pursuit season dates for restricted pursuit units

Season First Day Last Day
Early Summer Jul. 5, 2017 Jul. 19, 2017
Late Summer Jul. 25, 2017 Aug. 6, 2017

Deer

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
General archery deer Aug. 19, 2017 Sep. 15, 2017
General muzzleloader deer Sep. 27, 2017 Oct. 5, 2017
General any legal weapon (rifle) deer Oct. 21, 2017 Oct. 29, 2017

Elk

Hunt Type First Day Last Day
General archery any bull elk Aug. 19, 2017 Sep. 15, 2017
General archery spike elk Aug. 19, 2017 Sep. 8, 2017
General any legal weapon (rifle) spike and any bull elk Oct. 7, 2017 Oct. 19, 2017
General muzzleloader elk Nov. 1, 2017 Nov. 9, 2017
Youth general (rifle) any bull elk Sep. 16, 2017 Sep. 24, 2017