Utah

State-Specific Information

  • Point System: Utah has a bonus point system in place for its limited-entry tags (elk, mule deer, antelope) and its once-in-a-lifetime tags (moose, sheep, goat, bison). You will receive one extra chance for each year you have applied but were unsuccessful. Furthermore, 50% of the available tags are reserved for the applicants with the most bonus points with the remaining 50% allocated in a random drawing among all applicants. Utah has a true preference point system in place for its general season mule deer tags. Therefore, you must have the highest number of points among all applicants in a particular unit to receive a tag.
  • License Purchase Yes/No: Yes, as a prerequisite of applying, a $65 non-resident hunting license must be purchased. WTA TAGS will handle this purchase for you as part of the application process.
  • Party Applications: Up to four applicants may apply together for all Utah’s limitedentry tags and its general season mule deer tags.
  • Hunter’s Safety Card Requirement: Anyone born after December 31, 1965 must have a hunter’s safety card in their possession while afield.
  • Youth: Applicants are required to be 14 years of age by the end of the year to apply for limited-entry and once-in-a-lifetime tags. Applicants are required to be 12 years of age to apply for general season deer tags.

Point System

  • Point System: Utah has a bonus point system in place for its limited-entry tags (elk, mule deer, antelope) and its once-in-a-lifetime tags (moose, sheep, goat, bison).
  • You will receive one extra chance for each year you have applied but were unsuccessful.
  • Furthermore, 50% of the available tags are reserved for the applicants with the most bonus points with the remaining 50% allocated in a random drawing among all applicants.
  • Utah has a true preference point system in place for its general season mule deer tags. Therefore, you must have the highest number of points among all applicants in a particular unit to receive a tag.

Hunt Utah

  • When applying for big game tags in the great state of Utah, we’re often talking about very high quality. We’re also talking about long-term goals, because the low non-resident tag allocations, combined with such incredible trophy quality, make the odds of drawing a tag in Utah very difficult. However, for those with time on their side, Utah should be a strong application portfolio consideration.
  • Utah’s limited-entry elk and mule deer tags typically offer an absolutely world-class experience. I’m sure many have heard of such famed units as: the Henry Mountains, the Paunsaugunt, the Pavant, and the San Juan. Drawing a tag here can really make dreams come true. These units have produced some of the largest elk and mule deer in the West over the years. This is why you apply and build bonus points year after year – for the special opportunity to step foot on one of Utah’s incredible game management units with tag in hand.
  • Utah’s once-in-a-lifetime tags are for: Shiras moose, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, desert bighorn sheep, mountain goat and free-range bison. You can apply for any or all of these species and obviously drawing the tag would be a great day in one’s life. These are what most sportsmen consider “dream species” and Utah is another chance at one of these incredible tags.
  • The strategy in Utah is simple. Purchase their $65 non-resident hunting license and then apply for all species of interest. Building these valuable bonus points could eventually pay huge dividends allowing you the chance to hunt some of the highest quality areas the west has to offer. WTA TAGS is fully prepared to assist you with these applications. Just give us a call today.

Mountain Lion:
  • TAGS Application Deadline: Oct. 5, 2017
  • State Deadline: Oct. 12, 2017

All Other Species:
  • TAGS Application Deadline: Feb. 23, 2017
  • State Deadline: Mar. 2, 2017

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Trip Details
  • Utah Species
  • State Tag Fee
  • Total Due to WTA TAGS to Apply
    • Elk
    • $800
    • $65
    • Mule Deer
    • $568 / $268
    • $65
    • Pronghorn
    • $293
    • $65
    • Moose
    • $1518
    • $65
    • Rocky Mt. Bighorn
    • $1518
    • $65
    • Desert Bighorn
    • $1518
    • $65
    • Mountain Goat
    • $1518
    • $65
    • Bison
    • $1518
    • $65
    • Mountain Lion
    • $258
    • $65