Information on Utah's tag sale for general season archery elk

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Over-the-counter (OTC) tag sales will begin Tuesday, July 11 at 8 a.m. MT for 2023 general season archery elk. Permits can be purchased through any Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) office, at all license agent locations or online.

Tags for the archery hunts are sold in unlimited numbers and may be a good option to consider if you have been unable to secure an archery license in another state this year or if you are looking for a new adventure. Hunters must first possess a valid hunting license before purchasing their general elk permit; however, this can be purchased with your permit at the time of sale.

2023 Utah general elk license fee breakdown


Hunting license (13 and younger)


Hunting license (Age 14 to 17)


$29 (17 and younger)

Hunting license (Age 18 to 64)



Hunting license (65+)


General any bull or spike bull



Multi-season general spike bull




The general archery license is valid for both the any bull and spike bull units though hunters will find different dates for the seasons, depending on the unit they are hunting.

2023 Utah general elk archery season dates


Any bull archery

Aug. 19 to Sept. 20, 2023

Spike bull archery

Aug. 19 to Sept. 8, 2023

One of the best parts about these hunting opportunities, all of them can be found with an Insider account

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Screenshot of how to find these hunts on Insider using Filtering 2.0.

Using the research suite of tools on Insider can significantly cut down the learning curve in trying to figure out if this is an opportunity you want to pursue; at the same time, you can also quickly find a unit that you want to hunt using Filtering 2.0 and GOHUNT Maps.

Start your research on the Any Bull units here Start your research on the Spike Bull units here


Along with general elk archery permits going on sale, hunters will also have a few other purchase options on July 11 if interested:

  • Remaining limited entry big game permits (if available)
  • OTC bison permits for the Nine Mile Unit
  • Youth general season elk permits (unlimited quota)


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