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Utah Big Game Applications

Utah's big game application period is now open for on line applications.  Utah is one of the cheapest western states to apply for deer, elk, antelope, bison, mountain goat, desert bighorn, and moose out there.  That is until you draw your tag and then it gets a little costly but well worth it.  That along with some of the largest buck deer in the west on the Henry Mountains tag and home of the Spyder Bull.  Rumor has it that the son of the Spyder bull is on the same mountain and he was caring some impressive genes last year. 

http://utahwildlife.net/forum/

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The only problem with Utah is

The only problem with Utah is that it takes a lifetime to draw a tag for what anybody calls a good unit and by the time you get one everyone out there that is in the know says there won't be any elk or mulies worth trying for.  They also have way too many tags out that go for outrageous money in auctions and most places I go now say to forget Utah nowadays!!!

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I agree that it can take a

I agree that it can take a long time to draw a tag with the bonus point system that is in place.  But, I have know hunters that have drawn a very good elk unit with 0 points.  Not to mention the hunters that I know that have drawn sheep, mountain goat, and moose tags with either no points or 1 or 2.  It just depends on how lucky do you feel.  My problem is that I have only been able to draw one limited entry elk tag but I did that with 9 points and managed a 343pt 7x6 bull elk.  Also you can never draw a tag there if you don't invest the $10.00 for the application fee. 

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Thanks

Thanks for the info and the link Critter.  I have some relatives in Utah.  I just might put in an application and see where it leads....

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I only hunted Utah once, and

I only hunted Utah once, and it was 10 years ago, but it was one of the best experiences in my hunting life. 

I didn't get a deer, but I saw alot of stuff.  Saw my first elk in the wild, a group of 9 or 10 that almost ran me over.  Plus, the country there is so gorgeous.

That being said, as was said earlier, it's tough to draw a tag in alot of those units.  From what I am told, the area I was in in Southeast Utah near Monticello, is one of the better units.  So, I can imagine I wouldn't have too much luck getting a tag there.

 

Oh, an Critter.  If that spyder bull son is there, is that outfitter and his "guides" working the area again???? Wink

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I would love to hunt Utah

I would love to hunt Utah some day but i have never applied so I'm behind already in the point game there. with my luck it would take the max amount of points for me to draw a tag there anyways. i never get lucky and draw with minimal points. good luck to all who apply and hunt Utah. maybe one of these years I'll start building points.

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That a great distraction,

That a great distraction, when everybody puts in for Monroe, I'll put in for some ware else, with better odds ::whistling: 

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This is my third year

This is my third year applying in Utah. Up till now only antelope but will probably add deer to it this year.

I would like to do more but am always afraid I will draw something that interfears with my seasons at home or that I can't really afford.

Applying in Utah is almost free because I need the combination license anyway for a couple of lake Powell fishing trips every year.

 

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