Regulations for Ewe Bighorn Sheep Hunting in Utah

When it comes to hunting ewe bighorn sheep in Utah, specific regulations are outlined in Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-39.5:

Permit Requirement

  • To hunt either a ewe desert bighorn sheep or a ewe Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, you must possess a permit for the specific species you wish to hunt. In other words, you need a ewe desert bighorn sheep permit to hunt female desert bighorn sheep and a ewe Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep permit to hunt female Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.

Weapon Choice

  • With a ewe bighorn sheep permit, you are allowed to use the weapon type listed on your permit to harvest one ewe within the area and season specified on your permit. The specific weapon type will be outlined on your permit.

Season and Area

  • The season and area for hunting ewe bighorn sheep will be specified on your permit. It's essential to adhere to these details to ensure compliance with hunting regulations.

Application Information

  • For detailed information about antlerless hunting options and the application process for ewe bighorn sheep permits, you can visit This resource will provide you with valuable information about the application period and requirements.

Combination Hunts

  • In Utah, hunters have the option to apply for and hunt both ewe and ram bighorn sheep in the same year, subject to the applicable regulations and permit availability.

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