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Utah, Roosevelt Area

I am brand new here, got the web address form trapperman.com. Who all is going to hunt north of Roosevelt. Right now our plans are to start there and maybe move to Vernal area. We have done well in the past there in the region of 77 flats and Pole creek both Cow and Crow canyons. What is the out look there? Any reccommendations for other areas. Thanks.....jk

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Utah, Roosevelt Area

JK, Welcome to BGH. Hang in there and hopefully someone will chime in with some answers.

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What are you hunting?

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Mr. Hiker, thanks for the Welcome and R.b.h., Elk. I am getting excited and forgot the obvious. You going to be in the area?.....jk

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JK...I will be hunting elk out by Vernal. I have heard there are some good areas around the Indian Res out by Roosevelt but I haven't stopped by to check it. When will you be out hunting?

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Hi R-B-H, we had one of our best hunts ever out of Vernal, stayed at the Lazy K Motel. Good price and good enough to hunt out of Accomedations. From Roosevelt you either go north through the Indian Reservation to the National Forest or south some distance through a limited hunt area the to a big canyon, maybe Chauk Canyon I don't remember right now. We are going to leave Pennsylvania on Oct 2nd two days drive to Roosevelt the scout some old proven areas. If not much sign, and on some trips there was little, scoot out to another area, maybe Vernal. What is your plans and where are you from?.....jk

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I usually hunt outside of Vernal close to the Diamond Mountain Limited entry unit and some private property. They both border National Forest on a "Any Bull" area. We get on elk every year hunting these boundaries. Getting within range is another story.

I'm going to be taking a scouting trip later this month to check out the area and see what's hanging around. Then I'll be headed out there two days before the opener to check it out once again. Last year I glassed two huge bulls a mile up the canyon from the private property boundary and watched them right up until it got dark the night before the opener. Come opening morning I couldn't find them but I'm very excited for this years hunt.

It's really wet this year compared to the last few years so I think the elk will be a little more spread out and not as concetrated around water as they have been. The numbers are looking good so there should be plenty of elk out there.

I'm from the Salt Lake City area myself. When are you coming out?

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Boy do you bring back memories!! 1998 we were drawn for the south diamond mtn limited hunt area then unit 318. We saw (and even camcorded photographed several) 37 legal bull with 17 branch bulls, 2 were hugh. Most of the animals were in Hatch hollow on BLM land and the crazy mountain near Colorado. Ok I am this year hunting with a different group of three people and not sure how they hunt or how hard. We are leaving here (Pennsylvania on Tuesday before season will take two days to get there then scout some old favorite areas around 77 flats and Pole canyon on the border between the Vernal and Roosevelt Ranger District. By the way a good person in Vernal to talk to is Mrs Rita Cambell (or Campell) at the Vernal Ranger District office. She is a hunter and from a hunter family. By the way I am the youngest (65) of our group and the other guys are in better shape and stronger and better walkers than me. We do hunt, no sitting in a blind or road hunting. We travel around a lot in the jittney from spot to spot but we get out, they are bring 4 wheelers. Thanks for the reply.....jk I have most of the topographical maps of the area invloved, this is our 4th time out there to Utah, we like the long hunt.....jk

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65 and still hunting!? That's great and you probably can out walk men half your age judging by your enthusiasm.

When you drew your Diamond Mtn tag did you get a bull?

Thanks for the tip if the hunt is slow I'll try and stop by and talk to Rita. I haven't been out there yet this year to scout so you never know who's been out chasing them around already.

We should swap numbers and during the hunt we can relay info in case one area is dead.

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rather_be_huntin wrote:
65 and still hunting!? That's great and you probably can out walk men half your age judging by your enthusiasm.

When you drew your Diamond Mtn tag did you get a bull?

Thanks for the tip if the hunt is slow I'll try and stop by and talk to Rita. I haven't been out there yet this year to scout so you never know who's been out chasing them around already.

We should swap numbers and during the hunt we can relay info in case one area is dead.

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I'm not quite sure what your post means...but let me know if you'd like to talk more about the Roosevelt Vernal area.

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