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Utah Bookcliffs Rifle Deer

Well the draw this year was good to me and I got a Utah Bookcliff tag for mulie. I also have a unit 21 2nd season tag which I will probably be turning back in and keeping PP for next year so I can hunt with a buddy. Not sure if DOW allows someone to walk in with me when I turn it in and allow them to claim it but if they do and someone is interested, let me know.

I was wondering if anyone else has the same Utah tag, or not, and would be interested in going out to the area in August and checking it out. As of now I'll be going solo and it's always nice to have some company. I'll be taking the ATV out and mostly getting familiar with the roads, etc as I've never been there. I know the general areas I want to be checking out. If anyone has any other advise on the hunt or area, I would certainly appreciate hearing.

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There are no tag transfers in

There are no tag transfers in Colorado that I know of. So if you turn your tag in you just turn your tag in.

The Book Cliffs in Utah in October is anyones guess. If there is a cold rain or even a early snow storm the deer will be off of the top and down to their winter grounds 12 miles to the north of the main road on the top. There are some big brutes that will hang out on or near the top but they could be few and far between. If it is good weather through September and October then I would hunt the pockets off of the main road that runs east and west on top.

The main migration routes for the deer are Tom Patterson Canyon/Tom Patterson Ridge, and Mc Cook Ridge. One of the main roads runs the length of Mc Cook Ridge.

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I am sending you a PM with my

I am sending you a PM with my number and we can talk. Thanks Critter, appreciate the info. Mc Cook is one of the areas on the list to check out after speaking to several people. Also, have a few other pockets I've heard might hold some good ones but not the quantity of the typical winter grounds. I definately plan on getting off the roads a mile or so when the time comes. Right now just looking forward to seeing the country...can't imagine its too much different than unit 21 in CO.

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Main Roads.

Hello, I was up there this past weekend, there was so many good roads up there. I was wondering what you would consider the main road.

What weekend in august, I have a lot going on but if I could swing it I wouldn't mind another trip up there

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One thing about the Book

One thing about the Book Cliffs is that you will have a hard time getting a mile off of a road. There are roads everywhere. You can take a hike for a few miles but a road isn't that far away.

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