Utah is a model of what access should look like. Utah boast some 37 million acres of publicly-owned land. That’s about 70 percent of the entire state. And that access opens the door to some of the nation’s best hunting and fishing.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

• 1.2 million acres

• Excellent access and boat launches on Lake Powell

• Hunting permitted in designated areas

Manti-La Sal National Forest

• 1.2 million acres

• Excellent trout fishing in streams and lakes

• Excellent elk and deer hunting

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

• 2.1 million acres

• Excellent trout fishing, opportunity to catch Bonneville and Colorado River cutthroats

• Good elk and deer hunting

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

• 74,000 acres

• Excellent waterfowl hunting

• Fishing allowed in designated areas

Find more public land access opportunities with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunt Planner.