I’ve mentioned Utah’s deer hunting several times here, but never presented much of an overview of the whole state’s deer offerings. Usually, when I have mentioned Utah, it’s in a negative comparison to Colorado, Wyoming or Nevada. On a statewide basis, Utah still isn’t in the same category as those three states, but as one of the few states with good deer numbers and tags that aren’t overly difficult to draw, it still deserves a look. It’s those too abundant tags that are my only real problem with Utah, which has a good reputation nationally, but in most units is only managing for a buck survival that leaves just 15 bucks for every 100 does. Utah is planning on revising its management plans (wish I could take some credit, as they are making adjustments that address my criticisms) for the 2012 season, including raising their minimum buck: doe ratio management goals and going to more of a single unit management system, rather than a regional tag. So, in other words, they are trying to become more like Colorado, which is a good thing.