File No. 33451
This rule was published in the April 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources
Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 33451
Filed: 03/11/2010 06:18:43 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This rule is being amended pursuant to Wildlife Board meetings conducted for taking public input and reviewing the division's big game program, which directly affects the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License program.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed revisions to the above listed rule: 1) remove obsolete language relating to the paperless application process and questionnaires; 2) enable the division to use electronic forms of communication; and 3) make technical corrections for consistency and accuracy.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 23-19-17.5
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The reason for this rule amendment is to maintain consistency with all division application processes, so the amendment does not create a cost or savings impact to the state budget or the Division of Wildlife Resources' (DWR) budget. Although there may be some additional programming costs the amendments will not create any cost or savings impact to the state budget or DWR's budget. Any additional work will be carried out with existing budget.
Since this amendment simply addresses a change in the process that a lifetime license holder chooses their region, this filing does not create any direct cost or savings impact to local governments because they are not directly affected by the rule. Nor are local governments indirectly impacted because the rule does not create a situation requiring services from local governments.
Since Lifetime Licenses are no longer available for purchase, DWR determines that this amendment does not create a cost or savings impact to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
Since Lifetime Licenses are no longer available for purchase, DWR determines that this amendment does not create a cost or savings impact to other persons.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
This amendment removes obsolete language relating to the application and questionnaire process for a lifetime license holder and enables the division to use electronic forms of communication. DWR determines that there are no additional compliance costs for affected persons associated with this amendment.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The amendments to this rule do not create an impact on businesses.
Michael R. Styler, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Natural Resources
1594 W NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
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Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
James Karpowitz, Director
R657. Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources.
R657-17. Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License.
R657-17-3. Lifetime License Entitlement.
(1) (a) A permanent lifetime license card shall be issued to lifetime licensees in lieu of an annual hunting, and fishing license.
(b) The issuance of a permanent lifetime license card does not authorize a lifetime licensee to all hunting privileges. The lifetime licensee is subject to the requirements as provided in Subsection R657-17-1(2).
(2) Each year, a lifetime licensee who is
eligible to hunt big game may receive without charge, a permit[
and tag] for the region of their choice for one of the
following general deer hunts:
(i) archery buck deer;
(ii) any weapon buck deer; or
(iii) muzzleloader buck deer.
(3) Sales of lifetime hunting and fishing licenses may not be refunded, except as provided in Section 23-19-38.
(4) Lifetime hunting and fishing licenses are not transferable.
(5) Lifetime hunting and fishing licenses are no longer for sale as of March 1, 1994.
(6)(a) Lifetime license holders may participate in the Dedicated Hunter Program.
(b) Upon entering the Dedicated Hunter Program, the lifetime license holder agrees to forego any rights to receive a buck deer permit for the general archery, general season or general muzzleloader deer hunts as provided in Section 23-19-17.5 during enrollment in the Dedicated Hunter Program.
(7)(a) Lifetime license holders may obtain a general any weapon buck deer and bull elk combination permit.
(b) Upon obtaining a general any weapon buck deer and bull elk combination permit, the lifetime license holder foregoes any rights to receive a buck deer permit for the general archery, general any weapon or general muzzleloader deer hunts as provided in Section 23-19-17.5 during the year the general any weapon buck deer and bull elk combination permit is valid.
R657-17-4. General Deer Permits[
(1)(a) The division shall send a reminder
postcard]to each lifetime licensee[ , who is] eligible to hunt big game[ ,] prior to the beginning of the annual bucks, bulls and
once-in-a-lifetime application period as prescribed in the
proclamation of the Wildlife Board for taking big game.
(b) The lifetime licensee shall, prior to the end of the annual bucks, bulls and once-in-a-lifetime application period complete and submit an online Lifetime Questionnaire through the division's web site.
(2)(a) Except as provided in Subsection
(e) and Subsection (f), the division may not issue a permit to any
lifetime licensee who was given [
reasonable ]notice of the deadline as provided in
Subsection (1)([ b]) and fails to submit a complete[
and accurate] Lifetime Questionnaire to the
(b) If an error is found [
T]he division reserves the right to:
(i) contact the lifetime licensee to correct the error; or
(ii) correct the lifetime licensee's
choice of general deer permits[
without sending a correction letter].
(d) If the division is unable to [
contact the lifetime licensee and ] correct the error,
the lifetime licensee may not receive a permit, except as provided
in Subsection (f).
(e) The director or his designee may issue a permit to a lifetime licensee who did not receive reasonable notice of the deadline as provided in Subsection (1)(a).
(f) If a lifetime licensee fails to submit
a Lifetime Questionnaire by the deadline [
as ]provided in Subsection (1)(b), the lifetime licensee
may obtain an available general deer permit on the date these
permits are made available over-the-counter to the general
(3) As used in this section "[
reasonable ]notice" means that a reminder was sent
within a reasonable time before the deadline as provided in
Subsection (1)(b) to the most recent address given to the division
by the lifetime licensee.
L]ifetime licensees [ shall receive a letter from the division]confirming the information received on the
(5) Lifetime licensees must notify the
division of any change of mailing address, residency, address,
telephone number, physical description, [
or ]driver's license number.
(6)(a) Lifetime licensees may apply for or
obtain general deer preference points or permits through the big
game general buck deer drawing as provided in Rule R657-[
5]and the proclamation of the Wildlife Board for taking
big game, provided the lifetime licensee waives their choice of
general deer permits as provided in Subsection R657-17-3(2) and the
region in which the lifetime licensee chooses to hunt.
(b) If a lifetime licensee [
applies for and ]does not [ obtain] a general deer permit through the big game general
buck deer drawing, the lifetime licensee may only obtain [ an available] general deer permit [ on the date these permits are] made available
over-the-counter [ to the general public].
R657-17-5. Applying for Limited Entry Permits in the Bucks, Bulls and Once-In-A-Lifetime Drawing.
(1) A lifetime licensee may apply for a
limited entry permit offered through the bucks, bulls and
once-in-a-lifetime drawing using a bucks, bulls and
published by the division].
(2) Limited entry permit species and application procedures are provided in Rule R657-5 and the proclamation of the Wildlife Board for taking big game.
(3)(a) If the lifetime licensee applies for and is successful in obtaining a premium limited entry, limited entry, or cooperative wildlife management unit buck deer permit in the bucks, bulls and once-in-a-lifetime drawing, a general deer permit will not be issued.
(b) If the lifetime licensee does not draw a premium limited entry, limited entry, or cooperative wildlife management unit buck deer permit in the bucks, bulls and once-in-a-lifetime drawing, the general deer permit requested on the Lifetime Questionnaire shall be issued.
(4) Applying for or obtaining an antlerless deer, antlerless elk, or doe pronghorn permit does not affect eligibility for obtaining a general buck deer permit.
(5) All rules established by the Wildlife Board regarding the availability of big game permits in relation to obtaining general deer permits shall apply to lifetime licensees.
R657-17-8. Lost or Stolen Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License.
(1) If a lifetime hunting and fishing
license is lost or stolen, a duplicate may be obtained from any
(2) The lifetime licensee shall: (a) present a valid driver's license, identification
card, birth certificate, or other form of proper
(b) sign an affidavit stating the lifetime hunting and fishing
license was lost or stolen; and]
c]) [ pay] a [ duplicate] lifetime hunting and fishing license
KEY: wildlife, game laws, hunting and fishing licenses
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Change: [
March 10, 2009]
Notice of Continuation: November 21, 2005
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 23-19-17.5; 23-19-40; 23-19-11
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