How to find a hunting job in Utah
Posted On July 28, 2021
The hunt is on.
Utah has become the epicenter of the industry.
As of this week, hunters can expect to make $16,000 annually on average.
And the state is the top hunting destination in the country, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
But the industry has its challenges.
It’s a very small industry.
Most hunters rely on big game hunting licenses that can cost as much as $3 million to acquire.
And some hunters say they struggle to find qualified hunters in the state.
“We have to do a lot of legwork, because we don’t have a lot to offer,” said Chris Riggs, a hunter in Idaho who has worked in Utah for seven years.
“If we don-know-where-to-hunt, we don,t know-how-to hunt, so that is the challenge.”
The hunting industry is not without challenges, though.
According to a report released last month by the Humane Society of the United States, there were more than 1.5 million people hunting with firearms in the U.S. in 2016, and about 30% of those were women.
And there are still some of the biggest obstacles for female hunters in Utah.
One of the state’s biggest hurdles is the law, known as the Hunting and Fishing Licensing Act, which bans hunting with bows, arrows and longbows.
This law also allows hunters to hunt in designated hunting areas, and it allows hunters who have been issued a hunting license to go on hunt-related activities with others.
But for female hunter Chris Riggans, that’s not enough.
“The law is still being passed in some places,” Riggs said.
“It’s very difficult to get the license in Utah, even for a hunter.”
The Humane Society reports that the number of women who were killed by hunters in 2017 was 4.4% lower than the same time in 2016.
And it also found that women were more likely to be shot by a hunter with a bow or arrow than were men.
“When we do see a change, we’re very hopeful,” said Lauren Burdette, senior vice president of communications for the Humane Services of Utah.
But Burdet said she hopes hunters in Salt Lake City can work with the state to make hunting more accessible.
“We want to encourage more women and girls to get into hunting,” she said.
The state is also looking to attract more men to the sport, with plans to create a new Division of Outdoor Sports, which will include hunting and fishing license holders, as well as recreational hunters.
That will also allow more hunters to visit and interact with each other.
“I think that’s the main issue for women in hunting, because they are often the ones who don’t want to get involved in hunting,” Burdett said.
That’s why the Humane League is partnering with the city of Salt Lake on a series of events that will highlight the sport and its benefits to both men and women.
These events will be held on Friday, July 9, through Monday, July 13, including the Utah Outdoor Hunter Day.
“Our goal is to show that there are places for women and men in the hunting and hunting industry,” said Julie Smith, executive director of the Utah Humane League.
Smith said the goal is not only to educate people on the benefits of hunting, but to also help women and women of color gain exposure to hunting.
“In order to do that, we need to make sure that we educate and we have opportunities for both of those audiences,” Smith said.
But it’s not just a matter of outreach.
Utah also has the nation’s largest number of registered hunters.
“There’s a reason that we have more hunters,” Smith added.
Utah’s female hunters are also not the only ones who are not as visible in the industry as they once were.
Utah is home to some of its biggest cities, such as Salt Lake, and the city has a history of attracting hunters.
There were at least 200,000 hunters in 2006, and by 2019, the city expects that number to reach nearly 300,000.
That means there are more women hunting than there are male hunters.
But that doesn’t mean they’re not taking part in the game.
“Some of the females are active and hunting, while some of them are not,” Smith explained.
“That’s not to say they’re out of it, they’re just not as active.”
That’s one of the challenges that female hunters face.
While Utah is a small hunting state, there are some places where women can hunt.
For example, the state has some of America’s most beautiful mountains.
And, if you want to hunt with friends or family, there’s no better place to be than in Utah’s Red Rock Canyon, which is located in the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley.
But even if you’re a hunter, there will be times where you’re not hunting