Utah Deer Hunting Season Overview

Hunting Age and License Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 12 years old.
  • License Requirements: All hunters must possess a valid Utah hunting or fishing license.
  • License Categories:
    • Youth (13–14 years old)
    • Youth (15–17 years old)
    • Adult (18–64 years old)
    • Senior (65 years and older)
  • Pricing: Minors and seniors enjoy reduced fees compared to standard adult licenses.

Deer Hunting Season Dates and Locations

General Archery

  • Start Date: August 19, 2023
  • End Date: September 15, 2023
  • Location: Statewide

Archery Sportsman Hunt

  • Start Date: August 19, 2023
  • End Date: August 31, 2023
  • Location: Specific locations not listed

Any Legal Weapon Sportsman Hunt

  • Start Date: September 1, 2023
  • End Date: January 15, 2024
  • Location: Specific locations not listed

Extended Archery

  • Start and End Dates:
    • September 16 to October 15, 2023: Ninemile, Green River Valley, Sanpete Valley, South Wasatch areas.
    • September 16 to November 30, 2023: Box Elder, West Bear River, Herriman South Valley, Ogden, Pine Valley, New Harmony, Southwest Desert, Cedar Valley, Uintah Basin, Utah Lake, Wasatch Front, West Cache areas.

General Muzzleloader

  • Start Date: September 27, 2023
  • End Date: October 5, 2023
  • Location: Specific locations not listed

Early General Rifle

  • Start Date: October 11, 2023
  • End Date: October 15, 2023
  • Location: Chalk Creek, East Canyon, Morgan-South Rich, Fillmore, Kamas, Nine Mile, North Slope, Panguitch Lake, Pine Valley, Plateau, Fishlake, Zion

General Rifle

  • Start Date: October 21, 2023
  • End Date: October 29, 2023
  • Location: Specific locations not listed


  • License Availability: Annual and multi-year licenses are available.
  • Hunting Methods: Different seasons cater to archery, muzzleloader, and rifle hunting.
  • Extended Archery Areas: Offer longer seasons in specified locations.
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