I was suppose to go on a spike elk hunt with my uncle that has some land in central Utah. He has informed me he is not doing one this year a week ago. I have never been hunting before and my step dad said he would go hunting with me but, he only does upland game; never deer or elk. I am at a lost for information I have read the 2012 big game proclamation and tried to do some scouting around. I have came up with nothing. I thought I found a nice spot up emigration canyon but as it turns it is archery only and mostly private land. I am not looking for someone's secret hunting spot just need a point in a good direction. I have tried doing some research with goggle earth but having a hard time discerning what are private lands, what are protected lands, and where the lines for the hunting units are. I do have the map of the units. I don't so much care about a harvest as much as spending time with my family and having a legal/safe planned trip. The meat would be nice to have healthier than beef and save on the wallet.