The deadline for applying for the limited-entry wild turkey hunt in Utah this spring is 11 p.m. on Dec. 27 . Hunters can apply at wildlife.utah.gov.

There are 550 permits in northern Utah, 400 in central Utah, 325 in the northeastern part of the state, 450 in southeastern Utah and 1,980 in southern Utah available for the April hunt.

“I think we’ll have a good turkey hunt in Utah next spring,” says Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “The state’s turkey populations are doing really well.”

Hunters who don’t draw one of the 3,705 limited-entry permits can still hunt wild turkeys during a general statewide hunt in May. Those permits go on sale Feb. 22.

The guidebook for turkey hunting can be found at wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.