were to get a utah elk tag

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by huntinfool18, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    I have 4 points for for Utah bull elk. Is there any decent areas I can draw with that many points of should I just keep goin for the phavant early rifle?
  2. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    They have a hybrid draw system where half the tags go to those with the highest points and everyone gets thrown in the pot for the other half. If there are an odd number of tags such as five, two go to the top point holders and three are random drawing. Having said that, you do have a chance at drawing any of the LE elk tags but you are many years from having a guaranteed tag of any kind, be it rifle, bow or muzzleloader. The archery and black powder tags are a little better odds but still low.

    I currently have 9 points and am at least 3 or 4 years from a guaranteed draw in some hunts and will never be guaranteed a tag like the San Juan. Even the easier units are uncertain because the point totals that draw the high point tag vary from year to year. One year 11 points might get the high point tag and then next year it takes 14 points. It is a bit discouraging but you still have a puncher's chance at any tag you put in for.
  3. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    If you ask most people in the know about Utah, especially it's resident hunters, they will tell you their system sucks and not to even join the ratrace!