Buck Pronghorn Hunting

Utah's buck pronghorn hunting, governed by Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-34, provides specific regulations and opportunities for hunters. Here's what you need to know:

  • To hunt buck pronghorn, you must possess a buck pronghorn permit.
  • You may apply for and hunt both a doe and buck pronghorn in the same year.

Buck Pronghorn Permit

  • If you obtained a buck pronghorn permit, you may use the weapon listed on your permit to take one buck pronghorn within the area and season specified on your permit.
  • "Buck pronghorn" refers to a pronghorn with horns that are longer than five inches (R657-5-2(2)(f)).
  • During the any legal weapon (rifle) hunt, you may use a crossbow, an airgun, a draw lock, or a muzzleloader with a magnifying scope.
  • However, only archery equipment may be used during the buck pronghorn archery hunt.

Hunting from a Blind

  • If you wish to hunt from a blind, please contact the public agency that manages the land you'll be hunting on to learn about any regulations you must follow to construct a blind.

Hunter Orange

  • Utah's hunter orange regulation (see page 45) must be obeyed. Archery and muzzleloader hunters are not required to wear hunter orange unless other hunts occurring in the area are for any legal weapon general-season buck deer or bull elk.

CWMU Buck Pronghorn Hunts

Utah Admin. Rule R657-37 governs Cooperative Wildlife Management Units (CWMUs), which are private lands opened to a limited number of public and private hunters. Here are some key points:

  • You may not hunt buck pronghorn on a CWMU unless you obtain a buck pronghorn permit specifically for that CWMU.
  • To learn more about hunting buck pronghorn on CWMUs, refer to the article on page 43 and visit
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