Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is charged with the stewardship of wildlife for the state of Utah.

The mission of the Division of Wildlife Resources is to serve the people of Utah as trustee and guardian of the state's wildlife, and to ensure its future and values through management, protection, conservation and education.

Belief statement: The Division of Wildlife Resources maintains sustainable and diverse wildlife populations that are valuable to all citizens of Utah.

The division consists of 6 sections that direct statewide programs. They are Administrative Services, Outreach, Law Enforcement, Wildlife, Habitat and Fisheries.There are 5 regions that supervise and implement programs regionally. They are the Northern, Northeastern, Central, Southeastern and Southern.

The Division strongly supports the North American Model of Wildlife Management and is committed to providing recruitment and retention programs that encourage and enhance the publics ability to participate in hunting, fishing and trapping activities.

Programs

Walk-In Access

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...

Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit

Cooperative Wildlife Management Units (CWMUs, are hunt areas consisting of mostly private lands that have been authorized for the specific purpose of cooperatively managing big game animals with private landowners. CWMUs, list specific hunt dates that can be found on our website at http://wildlife.utah.gov/cwmu/index.php these dates have been selected to allow the public a fair opportunity to harvest an animal on private lands. Most CWMU’s will provide a map of their CWMU showing access and...