Can anyone give me any idea of the norm for temperatures around the Strawberry reservior in Utah in the middle of Oct. I am going after mule deer/cow elk during the middle of the month and am curious about the temps during the day and evenings. I am from Texas and this is my first rocky mountain hunt. We will be hunting cwmu land around 9000 feet. Thanks for any info.
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Wed, 2007-09-05 22:24
Thu, 2007-09-06 13:47#1
most of the time you will have high's in the 70's and lows in the 40's you are up high so prepare for snow it can happen in that valley, i love cwmu's most of the operaters are great and can put you right on the game.
Thu, 2007-09-06 14:55#2
grine99, like bossloader said, it's tough to predict the weather in the Rockies. Welcome to BGH!
Thu, 2007-09-06 21:44#3
thanks for the info, i really appreciate it. I am preparing for everything. We are going to do the ole "drop camp" hunt. Take atv's to a small shack and then glass and hopefully stalk. We are not after trophys, just a nice buck to get our feet wet. Being a "flatlander", I am very excited about a new adventure.
Sun, 2007-09-09 20:51#4
I hunt the same area, Just the other side of the mountain, Last year on the elk opener it was raining like crazy and we ran into it snowing on top, Made for a very interesting trip getting to our camp spot, (chains were needed)
The days are usualy nice, the nights can get down right cold I would prepare for cold and wet, it has rained hard up there the last couple of weeks
Hopefully this year will be better. we ran into a few guys last weekend who were still talking about the 2 retards down in (the hole) in a ford pickup and a tent. They laughed even harder when we told them it was us and we were going back down this year.
Mon, 2007-09-10 22:05#5
Nice weather you will be 70 during the day and 35 at night.
Nasty weather you will be 30 in day and 15 at night.
I've seen 2 feet of snow come overnight and I've seen it rain all day during October..
Strawberry is at 8000 foot and the ridge tops are 10,000 -11,000
So take a wild guess at whether we will have a warm dry or cold wet October and I'll tell you what to bring.
Even if it's cold/wet I find I don't have to dress as heavy as hunters sitting in tree stands in the North East. A good base layer that wicks, a fleece pull over and a goretex out shell are sufficent. If it dries off stash the goretex. If it warms up I put the fleece away until the sun goes down. I find most of those hunting parkas that Cabelas and others sell are just too hot to wear. But then I don't sit in a tree stand. A little hiking at 8000-9000 feet and I work up a sweat pretty quick.
This is Strawberry the 1st weekend of November last fall.
And this is my Dash
Tue, 2007-09-11 17:52#6
Painted horse, are you hunting up there on the rifle elk opener???, I will be on the other side at the top of right fork, I believe it is called white river?
Tue, 2007-09-11 20:43#7
Thanks for all the info. That is a huge help. basically plan for anything I guess, which gives me more reason to get some new gear. I work 3 miles from the cabelas here in Ft Worth. Have to pass each day 2x. I have been told we will see plenty of mulies and elk. We have cow tags for the elk and two mule deer tags. Any idea of the range of an "average" shot over this type of terrain in Strawberry?
Tue, 2007-09-11 21:27#8
well shots vary, my buddy just had his 300 ultra mag sighted in at 300 yards.
could be longer or shorter but it is a good average
Thu, 2007-09-13 21:41#9
Jeff, I've got a Desert Big Horn Sheep tag this year. I expect to spend most weekends this fall (starting next weekend) out on the San Rafael Swell looking for a nice ram.
I know where the white river is. I hunt not too far away from you. I ride a LOT on my horses around the head of Strawberry River and Current Creek Peak during the summer. It's green and cool. Where I hunt is a lot dryer and it's a longer drive in. I don't mind the work to get into an area and away from the crowd for few days hunting, but in the summer, that's too much work for just a saturday horse ride.
Figure on 300 yards. btw, these are all bulls.
Here are the cows.
Here are a couple of bulls sneeking over the far ridge.