Facts & FAQs

Expo Dates: February 11-14, 2021 (Thursday – Sunday)

Daily Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Thursday – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Friday – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday – 10:00am – 4pm

Daily Exhibit Hall Admission Price: $25

  • Get $10 off the daily admission at Utah Toyota dealers, Utah Les Schwab, Utah Cabela’s, or Select Sportsman’s Warehouse locations.
  • Children under 10 – FREE, Children 11-17 $10
  • Active Duty Military- FREE *Must show Active Duty ID at Day Pass area of Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Palace Floor & Room Layout – See it here

Other Expo Events

  • Full Registration
  • Price: $295 per person until January 19th
  • Price: $375 on or after January 20th
  • Full Registration includes: Friday Day Auction, Friday Night Dinner and Auction, Saturday Night Dinner and Auction, and a (4) day Exhibit Hall Pass.
  • Substitute the Friday Day Auction and attend the Ladies Luncheon for an additional $45
  • Or, Keep the Friday Day Auction and add the Ladies Luncheon for an additional $70

Thursday Welcome Back buffet dinner and entertainment

  • Price: $60 per person
  • Entertainment: TBD
  • Doors open at 6:45pm
  • Open seating
  • Children may attend, however, if they occupy a seat, they will need to pay full price.

Friday Conservation Night served dinner and entertainment

  • Price: $175 per person
  • Entertainment/Speaker: TBD
  • Doors open at 6:45pm
  • Reserved seating
  • Children may attend, however, if they occupy a seat, they will need to pay full price.

Saturday Final Night served dinner and entertainment

  • Price: $175 per person
  • Entertainment: TBD
  • Doors open at 6:45pm
  • Reserved seating
  • Children may attend, however, if they occupy a seat, they will need to pay full price.

Friday Day Auction

  • $25 per person
  • Open seating
  • Doors open at 12:00 Noon
  • Children under 17 may attend if accompanied by a paying adult

Friday Ladies Luncheon, served luncheon, entertainment, games, silent auction, live auction, drawings

  • $70 per person
  • Entertainment: TBD
  • Open seating
  • Doors open at 11:00 Noon
  • Children may attend, however, if they occupy a seat, they will need to pay full price.

Saturday Full Curl Society – register at fullcurl.org

  • Doors open at 9:00am
  • Event times: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Must purchase a membership to attend the event

Membership/Ticket Options:

  • $50 membership (includes 3 tickets for eligible sheep drawing)
  • $75 membership (includes 6 tickets or eligible sheep drawing)
  • A maximum of 6 (SIX) LIMITED tickets total may be purchased per person and those SIX then can be distributed into any LIMITED hunts.
  • UNLIMITED tickets may be purchased for any UNLIMITED hunts.

Additional Full Curl Sheep tickets may be purchased for:
• 5 for $100 / 15 for $250 / 40 for $500 / 100 for $1000
• You must purchase a membership to purchase tickets.

Daily Seminars, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Seminars are Free to the public
  • Open seating
  • Salt Palace Room 150G

Waterfowl Calling Championships, Saturday, February 13

  • On-Site Registration opens at 8:30am
  • Salt Palace, Room 255
  • Open Seating

WHCE FAQs

Q: Can I apply for Utah permits at both the Hunting Expo and in the normal Utah Big Game draw?

A: Yes.

Q: Do Bonus Points or waiting periods apply to Hunting Expo permits?

A: Yes, but only for all Once-in-a-lifetime permits (Moose, RM Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Goat and Bison).

No: Bonus points and waiting periods do not apply for all Limited Entry Hunting Expo permits (Elk, Deer, Pronghorn, Bear, Turkey and Cougar).

Q: If I draw a Hunting Expo permit, does that invoke the Utah waiting period?

A: No, not for elk, deer, antelope, black bear, cougar or turkey.

Q: If I draw a Hunting Expo Permit for moose, goat, bighorn or bison does that invoke the once-in-a-lifetime rule?

A: Yes, if you draw an Expo permit, you can no longer apply in the Utah big game draw for that once-in-a-lifetime species hunts. You could, however, apply for further Hunting Expo permits for the same once-in-a-lifetime species, or you could purchase additional conservation permits or landowner permits.

So, for example, if a hunter drew out for a moose permit in the Hunting Expo in 2015, then he/she cannot apply for moose ever again in the Utah big game draw even though he/she might have 15 Moose points. The only way that he/she can ever hunt moose again in Utah is by applying again in the Hunting Expo draw or purchasing a conservation, CWMU or landowner permit.

Q: Do I have to be present to apply for the permits?

A: No. Applications for the 200 Hunting Expo permits are accepted beginning in November online at www.HuntExpo.com or in person during the 4-day event in February. However, all applications must be validated in person by the applicant during one of the four days of the Hunting Expo.

 

Q: Do I have to be present at the actual drawing, which takes place in the days following the Hunting Expo?

A: No.

Q: When will the successful applicants be notified?

A: Results of the 200 permit drawing will be posted on the website near the end of February 2020. All successful applicants are verified through the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. Q: If I draw out for a hunt, how do I get a permit?

A: Within approximately 60 days you will be notified in writing, and identified in the system as a successful applicant. This notification will explain your options in obtaining the permit from the Division of Wildlife.

Q: What happens if I draw an elk permit in the Hunting Expo application process, and an elk permit in the Big Game drawing?

A: You will have to choose which permit you want to keep, surrender the other permit, and an alternate hunter will be given the surrendered permit. You are only allowed to have one permit per species per year.

Q: What happens if I draw two or more permits of one species of Hunting Expo permits?

A: You will have to choose one permit of your choice and the other permit will be offered to the alternate applicant whose name was drawn.

Q: Can I sell or transfer my wildlife Hunting Expo permit to another individual?

A: No. The recipient may not sell or transfer the permit.

Q: Can I sell or transfer my wildlife Hunting Expo permit voucher to another individual?

A: No. The recipient may not sell or transfer a voucher or permit, or any rights to one.

Q: Could I be drawn for more than one Expo tag in the same year, for example a moose, elk and deer permit?

A: Yes. You could be drawn for more than one species permit in the Expo drawing in the same year. However, a person may only receive ONE Expo permit per year, which means you would have to select just one from among the two or more permits you were drawn for in the Expo drawing. In such a case, the Utah Division of Wildlife would contact the applicant to determine which permit the applicant wants. If the applicant was unable to be reached, then the Division would issue the applicant the permit with the most difficult drawing odds based on drawing results from Utah’s big game drawing.

Q: What happens if I bought a Utah CWMU, Landowner, or Conservation Permit for a species, and then draw a Hunting Expo permit for the same species?

A: You can surrender the permit you do not want. As long as you have not redeemed the Conservation, CWMU or landowner voucher for the permit, it will be up to the Conservation group or landowner association if you receive a refund for their voucher but it can be re-issued by them. If you have redeemed the voucher for a permit, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources may be able to issue a refund for the permit fee under R657-42.

Q: If I have already drawn a once-in-a-lifetime permit in Utah, or if I am currently in a waiting period for deer, elk, or antelope, can I apply for some or all of these permits at the Hunting Expo?

A: Yes! Any person may apply for any or all available permits at the Hunting Expo regardless of what permits he/she may have drawn in previous Utah public draws.

Note: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reserves the right for final interpretation and award of all permits based on the Expo Permits Rule and Utah law. 

Additional questions can be emailed to info@huntexpo.com

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