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Utah Archery Deer Hunt

For the last week and a half I have been out helping a friend and his wife try and tag a buck in the Book Cliffs of Utah. His wife drew the tag with 0 points so yes it can be done but I have found out that to draw it you really don't need to care if you do or not and being female with no experience helps. I have only been putting in for the muzzle loader hunt in this unit for the last 11 years and am still waiting. So here is the story. The first two days Jody and her husband had been out in the hills and only were able to find some small bucks and were not able to get close enough to seal the deal on any of them. They called me Sunday night and asked me what I thought and against my better judgment I said that I would meet them down there Monday night and that we would find here a good one. They didn't get to the meeting spot until 11pm and we still had a 2 hour drive to where I wanted them to start hunting. Tuesday morning found us just driving around and scoping out likely prospects without finding any real nice bucks. Wednesday through last Saturday was about the same and then we found a nice buck. Sunday found me and Jody crawling through the sagebrush in the early morning trying to get her close enough for a shot but the buck busted us before we were within 50 yards. We didn't see him Monday but I figured that he would be in the same spot sooner than later so we got into a good shooting area early Tuesday morning. The sun was up and it was getting hot and Jody was getting discouraged. I almost had to tie her to a tree to get her to stay where we were sitting at, it turned out to be a long day. At around 7pm she noticed something walking to wards us and poked me with a stick and motioned the direction that she had seen the movement. About 30 minutes later here he came feeding through the sage. I didn't even have to tell her to shoot. She was on her knees at full draw. When she released the arrow I watched it go deep into the vitals of the buck and knew that soon we would have one on the ground. We waited for a hour and then took up the trail. We found the buck about a 100 yards down the draw. I guess that if I can't draw the tags I may as well be the guide to those who can. So here is the happy hunter with her prize.

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Awesome buck !

Critter,

Great job and congrats to the hunter !  Thumbs up Awesome buck !

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Way to go!

That's a great deer

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Nice deer!  You're welcome to

Nice deer!  You're welcome to help us out on our hunts too.

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Me too !!

COMeatHunter wrote:

Nice deer!  You're welcome to help us out on our hunts too.

If Critters helping everyone this year...... He is more than welcome to come help with my 2nd season buck tag this year  Whistling

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elkkill06 wrote:

COMeatHunter wrote:

Nice deer!  You're welcome to help us out on our hunts too.

If Critters helping everyone this year...... He is more than welcome to come help with my 2nd season buck tag this year  Whistling

Quinton

I would be more than happy to give you a hand except I have a date with a 200 pt buck in Utah's Thousand Lake Mountain hunt. 

My problem is that when I don't have a tag I can always find a great deer, elk, antelope, or what ever type of animal that you are hunting so that the other hunter can fill their tag.  Sooner or later my day will come. 

But as I have always said if anyone here draws a tag for a LE hunt in Utah and I am not hunting I will be more than happy to lend a hand or give some information up so that you can fill your tag. 

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You da Man!

    Critter job on the hunt, she is all smiles with that great archery buck.

Im in the same boat as you, still wait to draw Utah.

Good luck on your LE tag.

 

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Congrats to Jody!

 

A great looking buck!  Also kudos to you for the help.  Thumbs up

 

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That is an awesome archery

That is an awesome archery buck... Congrats to Jody

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Man, I missed this.  That's a

Man, I missed this.  That's a heck of a deer!  Congrats to her!!!!

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It is great to see women

It is great to see women getting outdoors and enjoying hunting.  What a stud buck.

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