Hunting and Fishing

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Hunting opportunities on public land within the BLM Salt Lake Field Office include:

  • Mourning dove, chukar partridge, hungarian partridge, forest grouse
  • Wild turkey
  • Waterfowl
  • Cottontail rabbit, jackrabbit
  • Pronghorn antelope
  • Mule deer
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Coyote
  • Mountain lion/cougar

Licenses: The state of Utah has jurisdiction over hunting & fishing of all legal game species within its borders. Valid Utah hunting & fishing licenses are required. To report poaching incidents, contact the Utah DWR Poaching hotline. You must have written permission from the owners to hunt on any private land.

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Tips for Responsible Hunting

Tips for Responsible Hunting with ATVs and Side by Sides


Fishing opportunities on public land are limited within the BLM Salt Lake Field Office. There are some brackish ponds in the Skull Valley of Tooele County that hold small numbers of largemouth bass and carp. The best fishing opportunities are in Rich County, either on the Bear River or at Bear Lake, Birch Creek, and Little Creek reservoirs.


For more detailed information on hunting and fishing within the Salt Lake Field Office, click on the links below:


Outfitters & guides wishing to operate on BLM land in the Salt Lake Field Office must submit an application for a Special Recreation Permit (SRP) that includes an operating plan and detailed maps of the areas where you intend to guide. Applications must be submitted to the BLM Salt Lake Field Office at least 180 days prior to the beginning of your guiding season.

 Special Recreation Permits

 Send or fax completed permit application to:

Salt Lake Field Office
Attention: Recreation Staff
2370 South Decker Lake Blvd                                                                                                        West Valley City, UT 84119

 FAX: (801) 977-4397