During their meeting on April 26th, the Utah Wildlife Board approved an increased availability of permits for the Fall 2018 seasons.
Regarding General Buck Deer, the DWR reports, "Based on the number of bucks observed after last fall's hunts, board members approved a recommendation to increase permits on 10 units. On six units, fewer permits will be offered. On 13 units, permit numbers will stay the same as 2017."
Encompassing a majority of the units that received an increase in available permits are the newly split general deer rifle hunt seasons, which were approved last year.
Below is the list of species that were approved for a change in permits:
The quantity of permits will be released on a per unit basis beginning May 5th. You can check out the numbers here.