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Mule Deer south eastern unit Utah

I just recently got my draw results.  I got a southeasten general tag for Utah.  I have hunted the northern unit for the last three years with success each year.  I have no idea were to begin in the southeastern unit however, any advice woudl be great!  I have been looking at the Manit La Sal mountains around joes valley reseviour and Scofield but how mush of this land is public?

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There is a lot and I mean a

There is a lot and I mean a lot of public National Forest land around Joe's Valley.  Schofield on the other hand is just the opposite.  A lot of hunting can be found starting at the Skyline Drive road just off of HWY 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon and then heading south.  You can follow this road all the way to I-70 in Salina Canyon.  I have hunted a lot in and on top of Ferron Canyon and south of it down into the Muddy drainage and into Mayfield Canyon.  There were always small bucks to be found and every now and then a nice 4x4 will pop up.  If you do go don't forget to take your fishing pole.  It is a great way to break up the day and end up with some tasty trout for dinner. 

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Thanks for the heads up about

Thanks for the heads up about fishing.  I have been looking at the southeastern unit and it is very large compared with the northern.  I think the northern may be more land but we mainly focused on the south slope of the unitas.  I was wondering, I read the article that was posted yesterday about hunting the abajo mts and the montazuma caynon outside of monticello.  Has anyone tried down there?  Can you drive down Skyline in a truck or do you need an ATV?  Also is it easier to come into from 89 through Fairview or go around to highway 10 through price?

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southeastern Utah

Welcome to BGH!

We just posted a brand new article about Southeastern Mule Deer hunting in Utah. Check it out, might have some useful info.

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The Abajo Mtn. deer herd is

The Abajo Mtn. deer herd is hurting more than a lot of the state.  A member here hunted there last year and didn't do too good.  As far a accessing the Skyline Drive road it all depends on how you want to do it.  Spanish Fork Canyon, Fairview, Huntington Canyon, Mayfield Canyon, and Ferron Canyon are the main roads up onto it.  Fairview and the Huntington Canyon roads are paved over the top where they meet up with each other.   Mayfield and Ferron Canyon roads are dirt but are good roads even when they have snow on them. 

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Granted it's been 10 years,

Granted it's been 10 years, but that is the area I hunted when I was there.  We hunted Abajo Peak, just outside of Monticello.

When we got there, we found a nice pull off, and ran into 4 or 5 other vehicles, but nothing major.  We set up camp, and woke the next day to hunt. 

Well, let me tell you, every single pulloff had people parked in it, and it was an army of orange.  I actually watched a guy drive up, stop, and shoot a deer uphill from his vehicle. Can' t say whether he got out of his ride or not, but I sighed as I watched them walk up the hill, and drag it back to the road.

We ended up with 1 mule deer for 5 people.  Loved the area, the scenery, etc., but the general rifle is tough.  The guy who brought us there, his brother had hunted muzzleloader there just a few weeks before and said they saw 20 bucks between him and his son, and each harvested a nice deer.

Good luck!

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