And now to conclude this five part series on Utah’s deer hunting, with what most people regard as the top region: the Southeastern Region. Southeast Utah is as far as one can get from the largest population centers in the state. In fact, there’s a fair amount of country in this region that could put a hunter 100 miles from the nearest gas station. This is the least disturbed, and most rugged of all of Utah, but the weather here is generally mild and winterkill isn’t a major issue. Droughts and predation are really the only thing most deer here have to worry about outside of hunting season.
Within the Southeast Region are one limited draw unit and two limited subunits. The Henry Mountains are a totally limited unit, and one of the top deer hotspots in the country. San Juan, Elk Ridge and La Sal, Dolores Triangle are the two limited subunits with a more mixed reputation, though they seem to be producing well as of late. Just as importantly, we have the general units: La Sal, San Juan, Nine Mile and San Rafael.