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Hunting Southeast Utah near Salina

I have never hunted deer in Utah and I'm looking for where a ggod spot may be near Salina. I have the Southeast area so I need to stay east of Salina and North of I70. Does anyone have any experience in this area. I see there are a few roads in from Redmond, Mayfield, Palisade State Park area and Manti.

Appreciate any help. thx

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Any of those canyons are good

Any of those canyons are good for deer.  I used to hunt up Mayfield Canyon and Beaver Creek up to the top and always saw deer.  Not too many big deer but plenty of the smaller bucks.  If you like to hike there is a knob above 12 mile campground to the south that usually has some nicer bucks on it, but it usually gets a lot of pressure on the opening.  Also any of the areas to the south down toward Salina Canyon should be good along with the road out to Base Ball Flats and off of the ledges above the Muddy River.  One good spot is over the top of Mayfield Canyon and down the road toward Ferron Canyon.  Past Spinners Reservoir there is a turn off to the left that goes up Horse Canyon.  Up on top of that plateau I have seen quite a few deer and the nice thing is that you have to either hike it or have a horse to get into it.  Also depending on the weather the deer will come off the top and will be traviling down the hill to the oak brush and you may find more of them in the quakies than in the pines on top.  

From what I have heard the deer herd in the whole Manti area is down and I haven't hunted it for about 10 years now

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