Utah is a fantastic destination for guided turkey hunts. Utah turkey hunting at West Canyon Ranch allows you to hunt massive turkeys with a 100% guarantee you get a shot. If this is your first turkey hunting trip, or your first time turkey hunting in Utah, read below for answers to some common questions our hunters have.
Utah Turkey Hunting FAQs
If you’ve ever had questions about turkey hunting, guided hunting, or hunting in Utah, West Canyon Ranch has your answers. You can get answers to all your questions about hunting in the Western United States from West Canyon Ranch — just give us a call. The following are answers to commonly asked questions about guided turkey hunting in Utah.
How much is a turkey tag in Utah?
According to the Utah Division of Wildlife, a turkey tag costs $35 for residents and $115 for non-residents. But if you opt for a guided turkey hunt on a private range, like West Canyon Ranch, the cost of your tag will be included in the overall price of the trip. The state of Utah lets us issue our tags, so you’re guaranteed to get one.
Where are wild turkeys in Utah?
Utah has pockets of prime wild turkey hunting grounds tucked all around the state.
In Northern Utah, check out Box Elder County, the Bear River Valley, or areas along the Duchesne River. Central Utah turkey hunters should focus on Payson Canyon and Spanish Fork Canyon. If you’re hunting Southern Utah, set your sights on the areas up and down the Green River and the Colorado River.
The simplest way to hunt Turkey in Utah is on thousands of acres of private land specifically managed to support wildlife for hunting. You can find that hunter’s paradise at West Canyon Ranch.
How do I get a turkey tag in Utah?
To get a tag for a 2022 Utah turkey hunt, you need to apply for one from the Utah Division of Wildlife. They will award qualified applicants with an allotted tag.
The deadline to apply for the spring hunt was in December of 2021. The Fall General Season for Turkey Hunting in Utah in 2022 ranges from October 1st to February 28th, but the specific dates of the season will vary by county.
The window to apply for a tag on a 2022 fall turkey hunt in Utah has not yet been announced. If they keep it as far in advance as the Spring season was, you would think they would be available around July, but last year you couldn’t start applying until September. Keep in mind that 17 percent of tags will be reserved for youth hunters.
The easiest way to ensure you get a turkey tag in Utah is to sign up for a guided turkey hunt at West Canyon Ranch. We issue our own Utah tags. If you book with us, the tags are part of the package.
Can you hunt turkey with a rifle in Utah?
The rules regulating the types of firearms you can use on your turkey hunt in Utah depend on the season. The Utah turkey hunt is limited to arrows and birdshot in the spring. However, hunters can use rifles for hunting in the fall turkey hunting season.
The looser regulations in the fall are partly due to the fall hunt being intended for population reduction among the wild turkeys.
Is there a fall turkey hunt in Utah?
Yes. The fall Utah turkey season 2022 will range from October 1st to February 28th. The dates will vary by county. You must apply for a Utah turkey tag ahead of time.
The Utah rules for hunting turkey are slightly different in the fall than in the spring. Namely, in the fall, you can use a rifle. In the spring, you can only use arrows or birdshot.
Turkey tags are limited in Utah, so applying won’t necessarily guarantee you get one, especially later in the season. Don’t miss out on your chance to hunt turkey in Utah. Guarantee your number gets called and that you get a shot at a big, beautiful bird by booking a private Utah turkey hunt at West Canyon Ranch.
Does Utah have over-the-counter turkey tags?
In most cases, you must purchase your Utah Turkey tag from the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR). You can do this conveniently online or through various licensed retail sites. For Utah’s fall turkey hunt season, tags usually become available in September.
The easier way to make sure you get a turkey tag is to book a guided hunting excursion at West Canyon Ranch. When you hunt at West Canyon Ranch, we handle the licensing and tags for you. All you have to focus on is the magnificent bird you’ll have in your sights.
How old do you have to be to hunt turkeys in Utah?
There are no age restrictions for hunting turkeys in Utah. However, you must pass aDWR approved hunter education course. You can also apply for a blue card that shows you passed an equivalent course in another state.
While people of any age can hunt turkey in Utah, hunters under 13 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Hunters under 16 but over 13 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old.
When hunting, hunters under 16 must remain within a visual and audible distance from their adult companions.
The Top Guaranteed Turkey Hunting Destination in Utah
West Canyon Ranch is the place for the best-guaranteed turkey hunting in Utah. The wild turkeys in Utah are massive. These low-stress hunts also pack a ton of excitement because we guarantee you’ll get a shot at a turkey at West Canyon Ranch. Our guides can help you bag your bird whether you’re hunting with a bow, crossbow, shotgun, or rifle (fall only).
Enjoy your next hunting excursion on 4,000 acres of private Utah wilderness. You’ll see so many magnificent animals on West Canyon Ranch. We keep our ranch in pristine conditions and create the prime environment for game to thrive and grow in. That’s the way we like it, so that’s the way we keep it and have, for generations.
Get three-day lodging, tags, guides, airfare, meals, and field dressing all included in one affordable price. Experience the hunt of a lifetime at West Canyon Ranch.