WOODS CROSS – Some summertime hunts are starting to wind down as the calender turns from July to August.
It also means that some hunts are about to begin.
Archery hunters will be the first ones to get a crack at the next round of hunting seasons, set to begin on Saturday, Aug. 16.
That day, as many as 10 archery hunts will begin for the late-summer early-fall 2014 hunting season.
Among the hunts starting that day will be the limited-entry pronghorn, premium limited-entry buck deer and bull elk, limited entry pronghorn for any legal weapon (rifle), limited-entry bull elk archery, general archery for any bull elk and buck deer, general archery spike elk, limited-entry buck deer and CWMU archery buck deer and archery bull elk season.
The following Saturday, Aug. 23, will see the beginning of the white-tailed ptarmigan hunt and the limited entry Fall black bear hunts begin.
August will also bring an end to a pair of summer hunts, the black bear pursuit for non-restricted units and the late-summer black bear restricted pursuit season.
Both of those hunts will end on Sunday, Aug. 10.
Other announcements are also scheduled throughout the month, including the sage-grouse and sandhill crane drawing results (Aug. 4), the Regional Advisory Council Northern Region meeting (Aug. 6), the remaining upland game permits becoming available (Aug. 21), and the Swan hunting application starting period (Aug. 26).
The series of opening August hunts is only the beginning of a long hunting season. As many as 28 hunts will begin in September including the rifle bull elk, once-in-a-lifetime desert bighorn sheep, sharp-tailed grouse and limited-entry muzzleloader hunts for buck deer, pronghorn and bull elk.
A complete calendar of the upcoming hunts is available at wildlife.utah.gov.