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Old 09-26-2013, 05:40 PM
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Re: first elk hunt in utah

My82cam, What area of the north slope uintas are you going to hunt? It is a good area some nice bulls are taken there every year, however hunter pressure can make it tough. Generally calling is not going to be effective however it still is possible in the general season utah elk hunt. Over calling with the other hunters is the real problem the elk tend to get very call shy. BrentMs advise is definitely the way to go make sure you have a good pair of binos, get to were you can see well and be patient.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:13 PM
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Re: first elk hunt in utah

Believe we are hunting near the gorge or some big lake. Wish I knew for sure lol
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:39 AM
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Re: first elk hunt in utah

If its by flaming gorge you will have plenty of company, but that will happen anywhere in general season..Its a pretty tough hunt your going on, I hope your guy knows his stuff about the area. I'm sure he does since he did a hunt swap with you, and guys in the know in that area consistently kill decent bulls.

Dress in layers, plan on snow they are already getting it higher up. Your hunting is going to consist of glassing spot/stalk and/or covering escape routs. If your guy knows the area good you will be doing some still hunting as well. Dont plan on hearing any bugles, cept from other hunters..While it is always possible normally as soon as the bulls figure out its rifle season again they will clam right up. If you are hiking way into the high uinta's you will probly hear some elk talking, they dont get near as much pressure in the wilderness area's.

Good luck, have fun.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:50 PM
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Re: first elk hunt in utah

Yeah, it is flaming gorge area. My friend is out hunting muleys and he said the snows coming down hard. I'm excited to go, I know it is going to be a hard hunt but I'm ready. Hopefully the weather will be bad enough so the other guys stay home! Anytime you hunt on public land, I'm sure you run into other people, but for now it is the only place I know I can go. Thanks for the pointers an advise.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:14 PM
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Re: first elk hunt in utah

M82cam how did your hunt go? I was up there most of the hunt around both forks of the blacks fork... It was a tough hunt this year we were into elk the first weekend but after that we never could get back onto them again. All the fresh tracks we found were heading down hill and north to Wyoming. We only seen two dead elk around the camps, so I was thinking that it was not just us having a tough time...
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: first elk hunt in utah

I had an amazing time! Yes, the area is very tough, but I would do it again! I never got to fill my bull tag, nor did I see any. my friend shot a mature bull opening day, right at sunset. trailed that thing 3/4 of the next day, never able to find him. I only saw 3 bulls taken, 1 spike, 1 raggedy 5x5 and a very respectable 5x5. both 5x5s were taken off of the same mountain and were running together, 2 guys hunting together took them at the same time. no one in my camp shot any bulls, 1 cow but that was it. The snow sure was rough, fell a couple times on ice and broke in my new custom rifle and huskemaw scope, they held zero though. lol I look forward to going back and hunting again. May try another area though, or put in for the special draws and just do my share of waiting.
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