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Utah-Northeastern rifle buck deer info needed.

Wanting to try different area. Need info on the area around Roosevelt, Vernal, Taylor Mtn. areas. Hi or low? Scouted all over Currant Creek area (during black powder) and was way too packed with every site taken, only spotted one spike with what seemed like 200 miles of trail driven. We will get off/ away from the trails but we have no idea where to start in any of the areas we want to try out. Any help would be greatly appreciated as it will be my son's first time that he actually gets to hunt and not just observe. Brick Wall,)

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Utah-Northeastern rifle buck deer info needed.

I was just elk hunting this past weekend in Uinta Canyon (just north of roosevelt) And saw about 13 bucks all in the low sage and quakes. I had a north eastern tag 2 years ago and took a nice 3 point buck on the first day. There is tons of game there. If you don't care about size you can literally just road hunt and have many opportunities. If you want a good size one you'll have to actually hike (rough I know) and work your way in the little draws and canyons. I ran into a nice 4x5 buck yesterday bout a half mile up a small canyon bedded down under some quakes. Also had some spikes, a few 2 pointers and a couple 3 points all right off the road.

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Utah-Northeastern rifle buck deer info needed.

Thanks for the help, might be the same gen. area we hunted last year. I have family in Roosevelt and we hunted North of there (about 45 min. drive to camp). We did see a handful of doe, no bucks and ALOT of elk. My son was spotting elk all over, which was exciting for grandpa to see he has the eyes. Unfortunately we could not get off the trails due to health reasons and were not succesful but a very good trip it was. In Dec. we took the late elk hunt but just wasn't enough (if any) snow on the ground. A little discouraging for the little one but now he has his license / tag and is really excited.

We were going to try the Diamond Mtn. area but due to the shorter season won't be able to. Maybe we should just stick to the area we know at this point.

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Utah-Northeastern rifle buck deer info needed.

I hunt an area south of Duchsene. We spent 3 days up Elk hunting last week, I was hunting around 9000 feet. But I didn't see very many deer. It was still too warm, deer were still very scattered and laying up in the dark timber. I suspect that unless we get a serious storm, the deer will still be very scatter and found at all elevations.

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Utah-Northeastern rifle buck deer info needed.

Well, thank you for the advice. Unfortunately we were skunked after hunting really hard. We did hunt Uinta Cyn., even drove to the end and walked upslope almost 1 mile and side hilled it back through the quakes. Lots of sign up in there but it was at least 1 week old. We did have a good time though and my son wasn't spoiled with a monster first buck (or any at all) and is still interested so we will hit it up again next year. Here's a pic of what we did see, you should recognize the little pond.

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Utah-Northeastern rifle buck deer info needed.

Good pictures. We saw a little paddle horned moose like that up the canyon I was hunting. The 1st moose I've every seen in that canyon. The canyon I hunt is pretty dry other than a small spring.

I didn't see a lot of deer this year. I passed on a couple of small bucks. I'm far enough back in the mountains, that if I shoot something, I want it to be worth hauling out.

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