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DWR to continue selling elk permits over-the-counter and online

An elk stands proudly, with mountains in the background.
Asa Rodger

The Utah Wildlife Board has voted to continue to sell elk permits over-the-counter and online as these permits continue to increase in popularity. The Division of Wildlife Resources said all 15,000 permits sold out in 11 days in 2020. This year, 17,500 permits sold out in 10 hours. 


DWR said the popularity increase has caused slower processing times, which can be a frustrating experience for hunters. They say they are working to improve the online purchasing system to expand the site and speed up the process.


The DWR also approved a number of other changes. You can visit the DWR page here for a full update.

Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.