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Utah, where to go Elk hunting?

I was looking into going Archery Elk hunting, and am wondering if I could get some help with where some good areas are with Elk?

Thanks.

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Utah, where to go Elk hunting?

have you been applying at all for some of the LE hunts?

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Utah, where to go Elk hunting?

No, I just got the Hunters Choice Elk Tag. I am thinking about going to Strawberry? But not sure? I heard the Uintas are ideal?

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Utah, where to go Elk hunting?

Royal, I asked same of friend that lives there. I have deer points but want to go for cow elk same trip(hopeful), and he said same of Strawberry lake and a pine something(can't recall)lake south of there. No secret, just get back from roads and trails. I'm building LE points now for future, maybe we'll get lucky Yes

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Utah, where to go Elk hunting?

there are quite a few spikes in the strawberry area, unless you have a LE tag, you cant shoot a branched bull

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Utah, where to go Elk hunting?

The North and South slope of the Uinta's are far and away the best places to hunt a branched antlered bull on a general hunt in Utah. Up by Mirror lake is not bad in the wilderness area, up by Roosevelt, and out by Vernal up towards Flaming Gorge is pretty good. Just get up high and away from the roads and you should start hearing some calling here in a week or so.

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Utah, where to go Elk hunting?

Royal, what type of ground transportation do you have?

Both the North and South slope of the Uintas have elk, they have dense forest that allow you to sneek around and get close. They should have snow above 8000' foot tonight. Which should kick the rut into high gear. But you will need a horse or several good friends to get the elk back to your truck. Most of this is back country hunting. ATV's are only allowed on the dirt roads and a few ATV trails.

The Strawberry area has more dirt roads criss crossing the area. Again ATV's are not allowed off the road, But you have a better chance of being able to pack your meat out to near by road and pick it up in your truck than any of the Uinta areas.

We are seeing lots of elk these past few weeks as we have been riding the horses. They are just high and scattered. The weather and rut will start to bunch them up, but unless we get a lot of snow out of this weekend storm, you best be looking up close to treeline. It was 80* at 10,000 on saturday, so they are still looking for cool spots to hang out.

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