Hunter Access Programs
What is the Walk-in Access program?
Managed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), the Walk-in Access program pays private landowners to allow public access to their properties. Traveling on foot, hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers can enter and use the land without obtaining special permission or paying a separate fee. This partnership between the state and private landowners helps maintain important wildlife habitat on private lands and improves public access for wildlife-related recreation on private property.
Why do we need it?
Utah’s population is skyrocketing, and many privately owned lands are being developed into subdivisions and shopping centers. As a result, important wildlife habitat on private lands is lost. In addition, outdoor enthusiasts often have trouble obtaining permission to use Utah’s remaining private lands, particularly near large urban areas.
(Click the links above to see access programs in that state.)
This program has a manual or plan:
This program is evaluated:
Minimum Property Size:
71,711 Acres / 8.25 miles of Stream / 13 acres of pond
Access Sites (rights of way) Established:
Number of Hunters Participating:
3,058 hunters 3,123 anglers
Number of Landowners Participating: