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Hunting in Utah: 15 Animals to Hunt in the Summer

By    |   Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 07:39 PM

As some folks head to the beach for the summer, others head to the backwoods of Utah where hunting is plentiful. Utah lists its animals available to hunt by category in its state-issued guidebooks. These free guidebooks can be downloaded from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website.

Guidebooks are available for big game, big game field regulations, fishing, antlerless hunting, upland game and turkey hunting, waterfowl, black bear, and cougar. Also offered are guidebooks for furbearers, falconry and one for amphibians and reptiles, and the rules affecting collection and transportation of animals.

Here is a list of animals that can be taken in Utah, according to the guidebooks and Hunting Season HQ.

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1. Elk
Elk can be hunted during the warm months of August and September, right on up until December. You can begin hunting elk mid-August during bow season, which begins about the same time and ends at about the same time in September. Spike elk can be hunted from mid-August until early September.

2. Moose
For some really big game, try hunting moose starting in September. You can go after these until mid-November.

3. Mountain Lions
For those hunters who like stalking big cats, mountain lion season begins in September and runs through the end of the year. You can take these clawed beauties with a firearm.

4. Pronghorn
Pronghorn bucks can be taken by firearm from the start of September through mid-November.

5. Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn sheep season begins in September and runs through the end of the year.

6. Deer
General season for buck deer taken by bow begins mid-August and runs through the second week of September.

7. Mountain Goats and Bison
Mountain goats and bison can be taken with on any open unit with any legal weapon from September to the end of the year.

8. Grouse and Sandhill Cranes
Permits for hunting grouse and sandhill crane are issued in August.

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9. Black Bears
Seasons vary for black bear, depending on the hunting unit. Generally, the seasons begin in early June and run just a day or two into July while other units begin in late August and run through September. Limited hunts for bear begin in August and run through September, and then pick up again in mid-October and run through the third week of November. The dates are unit-specific, so please check them in the Black Bear Guidebook available for download.

10. Coyotes
Coyotes can be hunted at any time, and kills meeting regulations receive a bounty under the Utah Predator Control Program. Consult the state's Furbearer Guidebook for specifics.

11. Muskrat, Red Foxes, and Striped Skunk
Muskrat, red foxes, and striped skunks can be hunted year-round with no bag limit and no hunting license.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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