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Utah cow moose hunt in East Canyon, Davis-North Salt Lake

I drew a non-resident Utah anterless moose tag to hunt in Northern Salt Lake county & Davis County. I understand there is a moose problem in this area. Can anyone give me a good starting location or know of the best canyons for moose

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Utah cow moose hunt in East Canyon, Davis-North Salt Lake

I just checked the hunt boundaries and i have great news for you. I can draw you a road map right to where to get your moose. I know this area very well and see moose nearly every time I'm in these areas.

The best area will be up Parley's Canyon. You want to take I-80 east out of Salt Lake or West coming down past Park City. Once in Parley's you will come to an exit called East Canyon. Take that exit and follow the road which heads north. Within 1/2 mile up this road you are hunting. Once to you start climbing there will be lots of oak brush and a few finger ridges with small drainages between them. This oak brush and small drainages are full of moose within a short walking distance from the road.

You can continue on the East Canyon road or go up the dirt road at Dell reservoir. There is a ton of moose up this road as well.

There is also some good areas above Bountiful but this area above Parley's is chuck full of moose.

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Utah cow moose hunt in East Canyon, Davis-North Salt Lake

rather_be_huntin,

Thanks for the info. Just wondering if this area is public land? From looking at the map I have of the area, it looks like it might be part of the Wasatch National Forest. I've hunted southern Utah many times, but never hunted the northern part, so right now I don't have the best maps.

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Utah cow moose hunt in East Canyon, Davis-North Salt Lake

Yes this is all public land. There is some private land up there but it is well marked.

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Utah cow moose hunt in East Canyon, Davis-North Salt Lake

http://www.wildlife.utah.gov/maps/2006_antlerless/e_cyn_davis-n_salt_lak...

This is a link to the map the state has on the boundary. The southern border of this unit is I-80. I have hunted deer and elk in the area and it is part of Wasatch National Forest.

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What side of the road

I've got a topo map now on the area, Which side of the road is best. It looks on the topo map like the East side off of route 65 would be the side your talking of.

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Utah cow moose hunt in East Canyon, Davis-North Salt Lake

Yep the East is the best. The mountains on that side are a pretty good hike but if you can get to the top of them there is always elk up there or down the side.

I didn't check the proc, when is your hunt?

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Season Dates

Rather Be Hunting,

I also drew a cow elk tag for Plateau, Deer Creek, Salt Gulch, which I had not planned on drawing either a cow moose and a cow elk tag. I thought with the reduction in Cow elk tags this year, I stood no chance of drawing a cow elk tag and certainly didn't plan on the moose tag, I was just trying to pick up preference points. I guess I was just lucky this year.

This will be my first time hunting the Plateau, Deer Creek, Salt Gulch area for Elk. I have always hunted North side of Boulder Mountain & Mt Dutton in the past. I've harvested a Spike Bull off of Boulder and cows off of Dutton,

My season dates on the moose are Sept 16 - Sept 26th & Oct 7 - Oct 29th. My season dates on the cow elk down south are Sept 16 - Nov 3rd. I've pretty much decided that I will arrive in Utah on Sept 14th and dedicate a week for the cow elk hunt or until I harvest a cow elk, as that is prime rut and then head north to Salt Lake for the moose hunt. I'm thinking I will be hunting the Moose on Sept 22 or 23rd at the latest. If I fail to harvest a moose by the end of Sept 26th, then I'm planning on flying back out in October to harvest a moose in the later part of the season. However, I would really like to just make one trip. I have allowed 2 weeks for the entire trip that includes 4 days on the road.

I am hunting with my friend on the Cow elk hunt down south, he lives in Ogden, but has limited time off work, so I'm not sure if he will have time to go on the moose hunt as well.

I just hoping that 3 to 4 days is enough time for the moose hunt, as my friend & I were planning on the elk hunt together and try to get together each year.

Utah is just a nice place to hunt and the draw process on the internet makes it easy for non-residents to apply and keep up on things.

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