i purchased a preference point for utah this year, but i'll apply next year for the tag and hopefully i'll get it.
i've been looking at google earth a lot and trying to narrow it down to a specific area. so far, i've got the manti- la salle national forest.
area 1- abejo mountains. west of monticello
area 2- dark canyon area. (south of froest service facility.) ( 37°47'22.06"N 109°46'40.43"W) SW of round mountain
area 3- hammond canyon. south of south elk ridge.
all these places are west and sw of monticello, ut. and fairly easy to find on google earth.
these 3 areas looked like they offer good access by 4wd and it's all national forest and i can camp there for free. and it looks like good territory. looks like there will be water in some of these places all year, but no way to tell.
if you've hunted here in the past, let me know. let me know if i'm way off base in my thinking. am i loking at too high elevation, too low?