Don’t let the cold weather fool you; Utah’s spring black bear hunt will start in about two months.
If you’d like to hunt bears during the spring, summer or fall seasons, the time to apply for a permit is here. You can apply now.
Printed copies of the 2019 Utah Black Bear Guidebook likely won’t be available until the end of the application period, but you can download a copy of the free guidebook right now on our website.
Apply by Feb. 25
You can apply for a bear hunting or a bear pursuit permit now.
(Pursuit permits allow you to pursue bears with hounds, but you may not take the bears you pursue.)
To be included in the draw for permits, your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Results of the 2019 Utah black bear draw will be available by March 6.
Apply for a bonus point
If you’re not going to hunt or pursue bears in 2019, you can still apply for a bonus point. Bonus points increase the chance you’ll draw a bear permit in the future.
Applications for bonus points will also be accepted online until 11 p.m. on Feb. 25.
If you have questions about applying for a 2019 Utah black bear hunting permit, call the Utah Hunt Application office at 1-800-221-0659 or the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office.