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Currant Creek area

I have been scouting the currant creek area for the past month and have noted some definate changes inthe animals. There are lots of two-point bucks but now I am not seeing the animals move much. I saw only one buck this weekend and I did some serious hiking and traveling.

This is my third year hunting and have come up empty every year so far. If anyone has any suggestions on the currant creek area I would sure appreciate it. I have three tags for that area this year and will be seriously bummed if they go unfilled again.

Any advice for a newbie would be appreciated, thanks, Travis.

Location: Utah
Joined: 02/24/2003
Posts: 596
Currant Creek area

You said you have 3 tags....are you a dedicated hunter?

That is a bit bizzare but you didn't share much about your tactics. There are more and more people archery hunting now days so the deer are getting spookier earlier than they used to. It used to be the deer didn't get much pressure until rifle season. Now many people preseason scout and chase deer early season. That is simply driving deer further into the back country and making them out in the open less during the day. You said you did a lot of walking but I don't know if you're getting away from roads and people or not.

The best advice I can give you for that area is find the out of the way places, get on a good vantage point and do a lot of glassing. The more country you can cover with a good spotting scope the better. If you do that you'll find some bucks and some good ones at that.

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Currant Creek

I'm probably not as patient as I should be. I have tried sitting and scoping for hours on a point to watch the draws and open areas and I have tried stalking and sitting in some of the heavier timber. I can't say I haven't seen anything but I haven't seen much. I think I'm just blind.

Currant creek is kind of tough to get too far away from a trail or road. Even though they have cut off some of the access trails you are still no more than 5 miles from one, at the most. I just haven't figured out which areas are the best to get into, particularly for bow hunting.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to get back up there until the rifle hunts now. But I'll be up there for most of the month of October. Yes I have a dedicated hunter tag. Much to my wifes dismay. I also drew out a cow tag for the same area. Which made things nice. But hey, if you don't see them, you can't kill them.

Hopefully my luck will change. Thanks for the advice.

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Location: Utah
Joined: 02/24/2003
Posts: 596
Currant Creek area

I'm a dedicated hunter as well. Glassing is definitely an aquired taste in my opinion especially if you used to runnin and gunnin. Over time you develop that skill (patience being the hardest) just like anything.

5 miles is plenty far you just have to find the nooks and crannies that no one is hunting because that's where the bigger bucks will hide out.

That's a nice buck....hopefull you can find him again or his big brother. Good luck.

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