Regulations for Doe Pronghorn Hunting in Utah

When it comes to hunting doe pronghorn in Utah, there are specific regulations outlined in Utah Code § 23-20-3 and Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-35 that you should be aware of:

Permit Types

  • To hunt doe pronghorn in Utah, you must possess either a doe pronghorn permit or a two-doe pronghorn permit.
  • Through the antlerless drawing, a person can obtain only one of these permits, either a doe pronghorn permit or a two-doe pronghorn permit.

Hunt Limitations

  • A doe pronghorn permit enables you to use the legal weapon specified on your permit to harvest one doe pronghorn during the designated area and season indicated on your permit.
  • If you hold a two-doe pronghorn permit, you can use the legal weapon listed on your permit to take two doe pronghorns within the area and season specified on your permit.

Rifle Hunt Weapon Flexibility

  • During the rifle hunt for doe pronghorn, holders of any legal weapon (rifle) permits may utilize a crossbow, an airgun, a draw lock, or a muzzleloader equipped with a magnifying scope.

Cooperative Wildlife Management Units (CWMUs)

  • Hunting doe pronghorn on a Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) requires obtaining a specific doe pronghorn permit designated for that CWMU.

Combining Doe and Buck Pronghorn Hunts

  • In Utah, you have the option to apply for and hunt both doe and buck pronghorn in the same year, subject to the applicable regulations and permit availability.
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