Q&A about joining the program
Common questions and answers about the Dedicated Hunter program.
We receive questions from Dedicated Hunters about a variety of topics. If the following list doesn't address your concern, please contact us or visit your local DWR office.
Answer: In most situations, a Dedicated Hunter can withdraw from the program early. Withdrawal must happen prior to the last hunting day in the third year of the enrollment. See each year in the Dedicated Hunter Program Guide to learn how to withdraw from the program.
Answer: You must complete all 32 service hours within your three-year period—even if you choose not to obtain your permits—unless you formally withdraw (surrender) from the program. If your service hours are incomplete at the end of the three-year program period, you won't be able to apply for any hunting permits until you complete your service hours.
Answer: No. The unit you drew when you applied for the program will remain your unit throughout your enrollment period.
Answer: No. Service completed prior to receiving your Big Game Drawing results is not eligible for credit toward Dedicated Hunter program requirements. Don’t do service until you have joined.
Answer: No. Friends and family cannot donate or transfer their service toward your requirements. Each person must do his or her own service.
Answer: Your COR number is an authorization number to be in the Dedicated Hunter Program. You can find your COR number by using the look-up feature on the Check your progress webpage.
Answer: Yes, but you may only have one buck deer permit each year. If you draw a limited-entry buck deer permit in the big game drawing, you can’t have your Dedicated Hunter permit that year. If you harvest during your limited-entry hunt, it will not count toward your harvest limit for the Dedicated Hunter program.
Answer: Yes, if the Dedicated Hunter is mobilized or deployed on military assignment; OR has drawn a limited entry buck deer permit from the annual Big Game Drawing. Extensions are not given for persons obtaining permits directly from a CWMU, the annual convention/expo, or another source. To extend, you must contact the DWR prior to the final general buck deer season hunt date of your their year. Other restrictions apply. Contact your nearest DWR office for more information.
Answer: Can I hunt the Extended Archery area/season if my Dedicated Hunter unit does not have an extended archery area?
- Can I hunt the Extended Archery area/season if my Dedicated Hunter unit does not have an extended archery area?
Answer: Yes — fter the regular archery season has ended, and only within the prescribed extended archery boundary. Extended archery privileges are not valid outside the Extended Archery area and Special Season dates.