Harvest Information Program (HIP)

The Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) is a method the Utah Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) use to generate more reliable estimates of hunting activity, as well as of the numbers of migratory birds harvested throughout the country.

These estimates give biologists the information they need to make sound decisions concerning hunting seasons, bag limits and species management.

Migratory waterfowl includes American crow, ducks, geese, rails, snipe, coot, doves, band-tailed pigeon, sandhill crane, swan. If you intend to hunt any of these species you must have a current Harvest Information Program (HIP) number from each state you hunt migratory birds.

Your HIP registration is good for one year and must be obtained annually. A Utah HIP registration is valid from March 11, XXXX through March 10, YYYY.

If you are experiencing problems registering for a HIP number, please call 801-538-4700 from Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Select from the following options

I know my Utah DWR customer ID (available on any license).
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
Customer ID

New applicant or I do not know my Utah DWR customer ID.

Please enter all of the following information.

Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
First name
Middle initial
Last name
HIP Number
Valid until

No current HIP number found. Answer the questions below to obtain a current HIP.

NOTE: All fields must be filled out in order to receive your Harvest Information Program Number!

Thank you for your participation in the Utah Division of Wildlife's Harvest Information Program. You may be surveyed by either or both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the Utah Division of Wildlife to estimate harvest of migratory birds.

Utah HIP number
Valid until


You have just received your XXXX-YYYY HIP number for the State of Utah. Please write it on your license in the space provided. If no space is provided (special licenses), please keep the number with you on a separate piece of paper. Carry this HIP number with you when you are hunting migratory birds in Utah. Your HIP number is valid until March 10, YYYY.

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HIP numbers are only required if you intend to hunt a migratory game bird species. You do not intend to hunt migratory birds so you do not need a HIP number. Learn More