Friends, the updated spreadsheet is now available via the link on the left sidebar. All 2017 data has been entered and the 2018 projections are calculated. There will be one more update to the spreadsheet... the Utah DWR provided a separate report for general buck deer youth applicants and I have yet to determine how to present that data. I'm open to suggestions as to how to do this... but like the change that I made to the spreadsheet format a couple years ago when I combined the resident and non-resident data onto one page for each species, I'd very much like to have this new youth data be easily sortable and filterable side-by-side with the resident and non-resident data because I know that parents (or other responsible/trusted adults) are largely responsible for the applications of youth hunters so I want to make the data easily comparable from the youth draws to general draws without making the sheet any more overwhelming than it already is... so stay tuned for that update sometime in the future.
The 2017 spreadsheet was a great success and I have received numerous emails and messages from hunters who have found the information and data useful in how they have formulated their individual and group application strategies. I hope that you find the 2018 projections equally as valuable in researching and preparing for your future hunts.