Hunting License Laws

Utah Hunter Education Requirements

A person born after December 31st, 1965, may not purchase a hunting license or permit unless proof is provided to the Division or one of its authorized wildlife license agents that the person has passed a Division-Approved hunter education course offered by a state, province or country.

Utah Hunting License

If you are planning on hunting game animals in Utah you must have a hunting license. A basic Hunting license allows you to hunt small game, including most species of waterfowl and upland game. A Utah hunting license is issued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Minimum Age Requirements

There is no minimum age. You must be able to take the written and shooting tests by yourself.

Hunter Orange Requirement

If you're hunting in an area where a centerfire rifle hunt is occurring, you must wear a minimum of 400 square inches of hunter orange material on your head, chest and back.

A camouflage pattern in hunter orange meets this requirement; however, the Division strongly encourages hunters to continue using solid hunter orange whenever possible.

There are some exceptions to the hunter orange rule. You’re not required to wear hunter orange if you're participating in a bighorn sheep hunt, a bison hunt, a moose hunt or a mountain goat hunt—or a hunt that requires you to possess a statewide conservation permit or a statewide sportsman's permit—unless a centerfire rifle hunt is in progress in the same area.

Important Note

For a more complete listing of Utah's hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the Utah Hunting Regulations, available directly from the Division of Wildlife Resources or on their website at www.wildlife.utah.gov.