Utah Hunting Information Licenses

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Utah Hunting Licensing

Utah requires hunters to apply for tags via their online system at www.utah-hunt.com/ and use a credit card for payment. Utah does not accept paper applications and checks. The application period is generally in February with deadline around the first of March and draw results posted in the late April early May timeframe. Your first choice on applications is the most important one in Utah.

Utah has a program they call a Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit or CWMU for short. This allows qualifying landowners to get free tags for Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope and Shiras Moose on their own property and sell them to hunters. Utah provides CWMU's extended season dates for greater flexibity.

Utah also has a program they term "Conservation Big Game Tags" to various wildlife organizations such as the Mule Deer Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari CLub, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and others across the state. These tags are sold to raise funds for habitat prjects across the state but are usually quite expensive. Conservation tags specify a certain species, method of take and unit and will price based on demand. If you don't have a lot of bonus/preference points or time to wait this can be an excellent way to hunt Utah. Depending on your situation, these tags may be tax deductible.

Utah also offers certain landowners transferrable tags that can be resold to hunters. Hunters are not restricted to that piece of property and can hunt within the unit the tag is issued and during the defined season the tag is for.

Hunters born after Dec. 31, 1965 must have a valid Hunters Ed card.

Iowa Hunting Information

Iowa is one of the best Midwestern states for monster whitetail bucks. Non-residents must apply for a tag in their annual drawing. Archery tags are the most sought after and depending on what units you apply for generally take 2-4 years to draw.

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New Mexico Hunting Information

New Mexico is one of the top destinations for trophy Elk and Antelope hunting. Draw odds can be tough depending on the unit but landowner tags are also available for those who don't draw. Mule Deer are plentiful but generally of average size. Only a couple of units and reservations consistently produce big muleys.

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Illinois Hunting Information

Illinois is widely known as a top trophy whitetail destination. Illinois also has some great waterfowl hunting, especially in southern portions of the state.

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