Welcome to OCDO! :celebrate
As long as you are 18, and not otherwise restricted from possession (sounds like you are good here) then you may carry openly in Utah.
Here is the catch. I am assuming that you do not have a concealed firearm permit. If you do not have a permit, you need to follow three simple rules.
Rule #1. You may carry your firearm openly, but not loaded. Very simple, the magazine may be full, as long as there is no round in the chamber. If youare in a vehicle that is in your lawful possession, then this restriction does not apply. Here is how Utah defines loaded.
Rule #2. You must stay away from "school zones". It is a crime to carry (without a permit) within 1000 feet of school property. Again, this does not apply if you are in your vehicle.76-10-502. When weapon deemed loaded.
(1) For the purpose of this chapter, any pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, or other weapon described in this part shall be deemed to be loaded when there is an unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile in the firing position.
(2) Pistols and revolvers shall also be deemed to be loaded when an unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile is in a position whereby the manual operation of any mechanism once would cause the unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile to be fired.
(3) A muzzle loading firearm shall be deemed to be loaded when it is capped or primed and has a powder charge and ball or shot in the barrel or cylinders.
Rule #3. Still assuming that you do not have a concealed firearm permit, do not bring your firearm onto a bus or train in Utah. It is a felony if you do.
All of these rules are null and void if you have a concealed firearm permit from any State or County.
As far as hunting is concerned, be a little more specific, and I am sure somebody herecan help you.
Happy carrying, and enjoy Utah!