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Location: Oak city, Utah
Joined: 12/14/2008
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book cliffs

Hey everyone great forum. I have 10 bonus elk points in Utah. Im thinking about putting in for a muzzleloader tag in the roadless book cliffs unit. Whats everyones thoughts on the unit? I've been putting in for Mt. dutton for years and im sick of not drawing.

Location: Richfield, Utah
Joined: 11/26/2008
Posts: 64
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You better hire a guide in the Books Roadless. Unless you want a 300-330 bull. That is big mean country. I wish I was in your shoes with 10 Ut. points!

Whatever you decide I wish you good luck.

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Joined: 01/22/2007
Posts: 120
book cliffs

You can do it with out a guide, But you will need to spend some time and not shoot the 1st bull you see. If you think you can run over on Friday night and shoot a trophy Bull on Saturday, It won't happen. But you didn't say that's what you wanted to do.

Remember it's Road Less, so there is very little access to trucks or ATV's. And most of it is downhill from where you park your rig. So bring your horses or come prepared to do some heavy packing uphill. The turn around at the end of the road is kinda small. It can get a little crowded during hunting season when several rigs get parked there.

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Location: Oak city, Utah
Joined: 12/14/2008
Posts: 7
book cliffs

Ya i like to use pack goats to pack into areas and hunt. I think the books would be a great area to go scout and hunt in. Is the most common route in the road that heads north out of thompson springs?

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Joined: 01/22/2007
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Yes, take the road out of Thompson Springs to access the Roadless area.

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Joined: 01/16/2009
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You can get tol the roadless area from two trailheads. Thompson Springs is one of them, and the other is in the road area near Steer Ridge. The roadless area is a great place to hunt elk, but it is not easy. I have horses and we have been in the area from both sides.