File No. 33626
This rule was published in the June 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources
Taking Big Game
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 33626
Filed: 05/10/2010 01:00:59 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This rule is being amended pursuant to Regional Advisory Council meetings and the Wildlife Board meeting conducted for taking public input and reviewing the big game rule.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed revision to the above listed rule removes the primitive weapon restriction for taking antlerless elk in conjunction with an antlered tag and allows the opportunity to holders with any legal weapon permits.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 23-14-18
- Section 23-14-19
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This amendment removes the primitive weapon restriction for taking antlerless elk in conjunction with an antlered tag. It does not make any changes to division processes; therefore, the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) determines that this amendment does not create a cost or savings impact to the state budget or DWR's budget, since the changes will not increase workload and can be carried out with existing budget.
Since this amendment has no impact on individual hunters or the local governments, the division finds that this filing does not create any direct cost or savings impact to local governments. Nor are local governments indirectly impacted because the rule does not create a situation requiring services from local governments.
This amendment removes the primitive weapon restriction for taking antlerless elk in conjunction with an antlered tag and will allow more hunters the opportunity to take both animals at the same time; however, it does not have the potential to generate a cost or savings impact to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
This amendment removes the primitive weapon restriction for taking antlerless elk in conjunction with an antlered tag and will allow more hunters the opportunity to take both animals at the same time however it does not have the potential to generate a cost or savings impact to sportsmen or the other persons.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
DWR determines that this amendment will not create additional costs for those who participate in wildlife related activities in Utah.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The amendments to this rule do not have a potential to 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:
- 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@example.com
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.
R657-5. Taking Big Game.
R657-5-1. Purpose and Authority.
(1) Under authority of Sections 23-14-18 and 23-14-19, the Wildlife Board has established this rule for taking deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, bison, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goat.
(2) Specific dates, areas, methods of take, requirements, and other administrative details which may change annually are published in the Bucks, Bulls and Once-In-A-Lifetime Proclamation and the Antlerless Addendum to the Bucks, Bulls and Once-In-A-Lifetime Proclamation of the Wildlife Board for taking big game.
R657-5-34. Antlerless Elk Hunts.
(1) To hunt an antlerless elk, a hunter must obtain an antlerless elk permit.
(2)(a) An antlerless elk permit allows a person to take one antlerless elk using any legal weapon within the area and season as specified on the permit and in the Antlerless Addendum to the Bucks, Bulls and Once-In-A-Lifetime Proclamation of the Wildlife Board for taking big game.
(b) A person may not hunt on any cooperative wildlife management units unless that person obtains an antlerless elk permit for a cooperative wildlife management unit as specified on the permit.
(3)(a) A person may obtain two elk permits each year, provided one or both of the elk permits is an antlerless elk permit.
(b) For the purposes of obtaining two elk permits, a hunter's choice elk permit may not be considered an antlerless elk permit.
(4)(a) A person who obtains an antlerless elk permit and any of the permits listed in Subsection (b) may use the antlerless elk permit during the established season for the antlerless elk permit and during the established season for the permits listed in Subsection (b) provided:
(i) the permits are both valid for the same area;
(ii) the appropriate archery equipment is used if hunting with an archery permit;
(iii) the appropriate muzzleloader equipment is used if hunting with a muzzleloader permit.
general muzzleloader deer; (iv) general muzzleloader elk;
(v) ]limited entry
(vi)] limited entry
archery[ elk; (vii) limited entry]muzzleloader[ deer;] or[ (viii) limited entry muzzleloader elk].
KEY: wildlife, game laws, big game seasons
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
Notice of Continuation: November 21, 2005
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 23-14-18; 23-14-19; 23-16-5; 23-16-6
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