On July 7, 2020, following a closure due to COVID-19, the Ute Tribal Business Committee re-opened reservation lands to non-members for fishing, boating, and camping. Permits for these activities can be purchased at either the Ute Plaza in Fort Duchesne, or the Ute Petroleum Station in Myton. Both locations have copies of the 2020 Fishing Proclamation available, which outline the rules and regulations for fishing, boating, and camping on tribal grounds.
Any previously purchased annual fishing licenses that were affected by the closure (April 7 – July 7, 2020) will be extended to ensure that no fishing days are lost. These licenses will be extended for a three month period (depending on date of purchase). Should you have an affected license no action needs to be taken; simply keep your expired license which will be valid and honored for an additional three months past the expiration date.
All rules, regulations, and seasons outlined in the 2020 Fishing Proclamation are in effect at this time. In addition, please be aware that groups on tribal lands are limited to 10 people to follow the tribal social distancing policy.
Desolation Canyon still remains closed to non-members for any recreation, hiking, or camping. Any trespassers will be subject to fines and possible impoundment and/or confiscation of property.
If you have any questions, please contact the Fish and Wildlife Department.
Exterior Boundary Bear Draw List
Results of 2021 Big Game Draw for Enrolled Tribal Members
Results of 2021 Spring Turkey Draw for Enrolled Tribal Members
The Ute Tribe Fish and Wildlife Department cooperatively manages over 4 million acres of natural resources in the Uintah Basin. In addition to conservation of native species, endangered species, game species and preservation of habitat the Fish and Wildlife Department offers various sporting opportunities to both tribal and non tribal members.
Each year, the Fish and Wildlife Department makes available big game, waterfowl, upland game, fishing, camping and boating permits to non tribal members throughout the reservation.