Applying for the 200 additional Utah Big game drawings is easy. There are no bonus points and no waiting period for these limited entry permits. You must validate in person at the WHCE February 11-14, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. No purchase is required. If you have questions or need help applying, please call ( 801) 971-1310.
* No purchase needed to be entered to win.
The Western Hunting & Conservation Expo combines the very best in North American wildlife conservation and hunting expositions with a joint national convention between two major North American wildlife conservation organizations - the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife (SFW).
200 Utah premium, limited entry, and once-in-a-lifetime trophy hunting tags are available to any and all sportsmen (not on revocation) by public drawing for $5 per hunt unit application fee to those who apply and then validate their application in person at the Hunting Expo.* No person may apply on behalf of another.
5 Utah premium once-in-a-lifetime trophy tags will be made available for non-residents only, including 1 Desert Bighorn Sheep, 1 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, 1 Shiras Moose, 1 Mountain Goat and 1 Bison.*
You can apply for all available permits at the Hunting Expo. Your bonus points and waiting period are not affected if you draw out for a limited-entry permit. If you draw out for an once-in-a-lifetime permit, you will get the waiting period for that species in the Utah Big Game Draw. However, you will not earn bonus points when applying for these permits.
Any person may apply for any or all available permits at the Hunting Expo regardless of what permits he/she may have drawn in previous Utah public draws (unless the person is on revocation).
You must have a valid hunting or combination license when applying for the permits.
If you draw one of these great permits, you may still apply in the traditional Utah Big Game drawing that is open February 2016. If you draw a Utah permit in the traditional draw for the same species, then you may only accept one of the two permits - it's your choice.
The Expo permits drawing will be conducted within 14 days of the close of the Expo. Successful applicant's names and the permits they have drawn in the Expo drawing will be posted online at www.HuntExpo.com.
* Hunting permits and availability are subject to change and approval by the Utah Wildlife Board.