File No. 36747

This notice was published in the October 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources

Rule R657-12

Hunting and Fishing Accommodations for People With Disabilities

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 36747
Filed: 09/10/2012 06:21:12 AM


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

Section 23-20-12 authorizes the Wildlife Board to adopt rules specifying terms and conditions whereby an individual, who is validly licensed to hunt may be authorized to hunt from a vehicle. Section 23-19-36 allows a resident who is blind, paraplegic, or permanently disabled to receive a license to fish upon satisfactory proof to the Division of Wildlife Resources. This rule specifies terms, conditions, and the process for providing proof of a disability, respectively.

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

No written comments supporting or opposing Rule R657-12 have been received since 09/10/2007, when the rule was last reviewed.

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

The standards and procedures adopted in Rule R657-12 have worked well in providing fairness to all concerned individuals. The provisions of this rule have provided an effective and efficient process for persons to obtain a certificate of registration for taking wildlife from a vehicle and persons to obtain a fishing license as authorized under Subsection 23-19-36(1). Continuation of this rule is necessary for continued success of the 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

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