Permits to hunt bull elk in Utah are still available, but they’re going fast.

[Photo by Ron Stewart / Utah DWR]

Permits to hunt bull elk in Utah this fall are almost gone. On the morning of Sept. 26 a little less than 3000 any bull permits were available, and a little less than 4000 spike only permits were available.

The general rifle bull elk hunt starts Oct. 5.

“If you’d like to participate in the rifle hunt, or the general muzzleloader hunt that starts Oct. 30, you need to get a permit soon,” said Judi Tutorow, the wildlife licensing coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR).

Tutorow said that permits may sell out before the rifle hunt begins.

“If you want a permit, don’t wait. Get one now,” Tutorow said.

Permits are available online at Permits are also available at DWR offices and from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah.

More information about Utah’s general bull elk hunts is available in the 2013 Utah Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at