LAST EDITED ON Dec-21-16 AT 05:57 PM (MST)
Well, that is assuming all the permits were actually purchased, which is not the case. As of this writing, there were 5,928 private land permits available on the Wasatch units alone.
The state is not making much off this. But I do wish they were able to facilitate connections between hunters and landowners.
***EDIT: There were 6,450 private elk tags allocated to the Wasatch. So when I checked earlier, only 522 had been purchased. Or in other words, 8% of the tags, or...hardly any. For this to have the desired effect, there HAS to be a lot more hunting on the private lands. But I'm skeptical it will happen.