As the hunting season approaches, there are still some tags available but acquiring them may require a little patience.
More than 3,000 general archery or muzzleloader permits were not taken in the Utah draw this year, and the remaining permits will go on sale Thursday at 8 a.m.
Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said sometimes the website has trouble handling all the requests from different people trying to buy a permit at the same time.
Tutorow was quoted on the DWR website that, “once enough people have accessed the site, a message will pop up indicating the site has reached its maximum capacity.” If that happens, Tutorow said visitors, “should be able to access the site again in a few minutes.”
Most permits available are for Northern Utah, including Box Elder, Cache, Kamas, Ogden and Chalk Creek/East Canyon/Morgan South Rich.
Archery permits will be valid from August 17 to September 13, while muzzleloader permits will be valid September 25 to October 3 of this year.
Youth archery permits will also go on sale Thursday morning, for 30 areas across the state, valid August 17 to September 13.
Tavin Stucki is a senior in Utah State University's journalism program, and works as a news reporting intern at UPR. He lives for sports, and is the current editor in chief at The Utah Statesman.