DAR File No. 37585
This rule was published in the June 1, 2013, issue (Vol. 2013, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
Fishing, Hunting and Trapping
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 37585
Filed: 05/02/2013 11:38:31 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Small game hunting is currently authorized at Gunlock State Park. There are no small game hunting opportunities at Gunlock State Park, so the current rule is not applicable. There are waterfowl hunting opportunities at Gunlock State Park. The current rule does not state that waterfowl can be hunted so there is a need for the changes to reflect that waterfowl hunting opportunities are allowed.
Summary of the rule or change:
Small game hunting is currently authorized at Gunlock State Park. It has been confirmed that there are no small game hunting opportunities at Gunlock State Park, so the current rule is not applicable. There are waterfowl hunting opportunities at Gunlock State Park. The current rule does not state that waterfowl can be hunted so there is a need for the changes to reflect that waterfowl hunting opportunities are allowed.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 79-4-501
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
Open waterfowl will both increase revenue and operation costs. Park revenue will increase some with Gunlock being open Saturdays in the hunting season, revenue will offset the staffing and operation expenses. Gunlock has never been staffed in November and December and the ramp has been closed at that time of year since the Quagga Mussel threat.
Local government will not be affected so there is no cost or savings to them.
Businesses along the roads could see an increase of sales in food, fuel and hunting supplies. Estimate increase for the season, $2,000.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
Persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities: Hunters will be very happy to have Gunlock open for waterfowl hunting. During the season, the ramp will be open on weekends. Participants will incur personal hunting expenses which vary.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Park day use fee at Gunlock are $7 per day and camping is $15. Day visitors may use their annual park pass for entering Gunlock. Entrance fees will allow a person to hunt waterfowl. Hunting licenses for this purpose must also be purchased.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Should have no impact in business.
Michael Styler, Executive Director
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1594 W NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154
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Fred Hayes, Director
R651. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.
R651-614. Fishing, Hunting and Trapping.
R651-614-1. Applicability of the Utah Fish and Game Code.
Fishing, hunting and trapping shall be in accordance with the Utah Fish and Game Code, with the following provisions.
R651-614-2. Fishing near Public Areas.
Fishing from or within 100 feet of any public float designed for water sports, developed beaches, public loading docks, or boat ramps is prohibited.
R651-614-3. Ice Fishing.
Ice fishing is prohibited in areas posted closed by the park manager.
R651-614-4. Hunting Wildlife.
Hunting of any wildlife is prohibited within the boundaries of all park areas except those designated open as follows:
(1)(a) Antelope Island State Park - By special permit only
(b) Antelope Island permits to hunt bison shall be available, distributed and utilized consistent with the following statutes and rules of the Division of Wildlife Resources to the same extent as if the bison were considered wildlife: (1) Utah Code Sections 23-13-2; 23-19-1, 23-19-5; 23-19-6, 23-19-9(11), 23-19-11 and 23-20-27; (2) Utah Administrative Code Sections R657-5-4, R657-5-8 through 12, R657-5-14 and 15, R657-5-24 and 25, R657-5-27 and 28, R657-5-34, R657-5-37, R657-5-53, R657-5-62, and Rules R657-12, R657-23, R657-32, R657-42, and R657-50.
(c) Subsection R651-614-4(1)(b) shall be applied retroactively only to the incorporation of Utah Administrative Code Sections R657-5-24, R657-5-25, R657-5-27, R657-5-34, and R657-5-37.
(2) Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park - small game
(3) Deer Creek State Park - small game and waterfowl
(4) East Canyon State Park - small game
(5) Gunlock State Park - [
(6) Huntington State Park - waterfowl
(7) Hyrum State Park - small game
(8) Jordanelle State Park - big and small game and waterfowl
(9) Minersville - waterfowl
(10) Quail Creek State Park - waterfowl
(11) Rockport State Park - waterfowl
(12) Scofield State Park - waterfowl
(13) Starvation State Park - big and small game
(14) Steinaker State Park - waterfowl, falconry between October 15 and April 14 annually.
(15) Pioneer Trail, Mormon Flat Unit - big and small game
(16) Wasatch Mountain State Park - big and small game
(17) Yuba State Park - small game
R651-614-5. Hunting with Firearms.
Hunting with rifles and handguns on park areas designated open is prohibited within one mile of all park area facilities, including, but not limited to buildings, camp/picnic sites, overlooks, golf courses, boat ramps and developed beaches. Shotguns and archery equipment are prohibited within one-quarter mile of above stated areas.
All trapping on park areas is prohibited except when authorized and permitted by the park manager.
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
October 2, 2003]
Notice of Continuation: July 7, 2008
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 79-4-501
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