File No. 33438

This notice was published in the April 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources

Rule R657-21

Cooperative Wildlife Management Units for Small Game and Waterfowl

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 33438
Filed: 03/09/2010 11:36:14 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Under Section 23-23-3, the Wildlife Board is authorized to provide rules applicable to cooperative wildlife management units organized for the hunting of small game and waterfowl.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wildlife Board have not received written comments supporting or opposing this rule. However, during Regional Advisory Council and Wildlife Board public meetings, the Division has received verbal comment, both in support and opposition to Rule R657-21. Any comments received in opposition to the rule are resolved using existing policies and procedures or the issue is placed on the Regional Advisory Council's and Wildlife Board's agenda for review and discussion during the process for taking public input. The public is welcome to view the Regional Advisory Council minutes, Wildlife Board minutes and administrative record for this rule at the Division of Wildlife Resources.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

Rule R657-21 provides the procedures, standards, and requirements for the establishment of a cooperative wildlife management unit. The provisions adopted in this rule are effective in providing the standards and requirements for establishing cooperative wildlife management units and providing adequate protection to landowners who open their lands for hunting and provide additional hunting opportunities. Continuation of this rule is necessary for continued success of this program.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

James Karpowitz, Director

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].