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About hunting in Utah
Utah is one of the most scenic states in the western United States, known for its rugged and diverse geography ranging from arid deserts to forested mountain valleys. From the high peaks of the Wasatch Range in the central part of the state to the stunning sandstone arches and pinnacles of the southwest, Utah is a feast for the eyes and home to healthy populations of big and small game. Utah has an impressive variety of big game to hunt, including mule deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, mountain lion, and bison. Utah is especially famous for its large-antlered elk and mule deer. In fact, the largest non-typical elk on record, the “Spider Bull,” was shot in Utah in 2008 and scored 478 5/8 B&C points. Small game and bird hunting is excellent in Utah as well, with pheasants, ducks, geese, rabbits, sage grouse, forest grouse, chukar, doves, and wild turkeys available in good numbers. One of Utah’s most famous hunting areas is the Book Cliffs, a 200-mile-long stretch of wild land that is considered longest continuous escarpment in the world. Most of the Book Cliffs are public lands, making this a popular backcountry hunting destination where a limited number of licenses are available for trophy-class elk and mule deer. Resident and nonresident permits for general hunts, including some over-the-counter elk and deer permits, can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis from license dealers statewide, from DWR offices, and via the internet. These permits are usually valid only for a certain unit. Special hunt permits are allotted via lotteries, with application periods beginning in early January. With some exceptions, hunters in Utah must wear 400 square inches of blaze orange on the head, chest, and back during the rifle seasons. Learn more about Utah’s hunting regulations at here.
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5 Day Black Bear Hunt United States
Bear hunting is one of the most action packed, exciting hunts that we offer! There is nothing more exhilarating than walking a canyon, with a well-trained pack of hounds and hearing them open and trail out on a bear track. Driving the roads with a well-trained strike dog and hearing it bark when it catches the scent of a bear is equally as fascinating. Bear hunting with hounds can be one of the most physically taxing endeavors you can have. At times when those big bears just won’t go up a tree, the only possible thing to do is walk into where the hounds have the bear, “bayed up”. This is sure to be one of the most exciting moments of your life and a memory that you are not likely to soon forget! We use trucks, side by sides, ATV’s or walk the ridges to locate the bears. We also use GPS tracking collars on our hounds. There are a few ways to obtain a bear tag in Utah: Through Utah’s bear drawing in February By purchasing a 100% tax deductible conservation permit
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2020 31 May 2020
2020 Limited Entry Black Bear Hunt United States
We operate on both public and private lands and service southern Utah, including Plateau Boulder, Mt. Dutton, Zion, and Paunsaugunt just to name a few. We are happy to provide service to you for the Archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts. Our goal is that our clients complete their hunt with a memory that will last a lifetime and a trophy that they can't wait to share. Our hunts, whether limited entry or general season, are conditioned to be successful for each individual. On a hunt with us , you will be accompanied by one of our premium guides and a spotter. Additional spotters are available upon request for an additional fee. Meals and Lodging for all hunts available for an additional $200 a day. $100 a day per additional guests on all hunts. As a client you are responsible for your own personal items such as appropriate clothing, optics and firearms. We will provide transportation while in the hunting unit or per prior arrangements made. You will be responsible for transportation to and from your hunting unit. Advanced accommodations for lodging and food can be made at an additional cost. We maintain a knowledge of the hunting units, boundaries and surrounding areas of your unit. Information regarding your unit can be provided in advance at your request. Black bear limited entry hunts dates, Aug 19- Sep 25 and Oct 28- Nov 16.
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 19 Aug 2020 16 Nov 2020
Cougar Hunts with Dogs 1x1 United States
The cougar hunting here in Southern Utah is great fun. We run some very experienced and seasoned dogs, who come through for us under some of the toughest conditions. We cover ground each day looking for tracks, either by horseback, ATV, or truck. Once tracks are cut and look promising, we're off for what might prove to be a very physically demanding hunt. Quite often, we're hunting steep, snow covered mountains ...it's an experience of a lifetime! Season dates vary from unit to unit. Give us a call and we can provide suggestions. We'll be there with you until the cougar hunting season ends, or you take an animal! All prices include food, lodging, packing out of animals, scouting, and a 1x1 ratio of hunter to guide. We hunt cats in several different units. Please, give us a call and we'll give you more details on buying quota tags over-the-counter or applying for limited entry tags. Additional days $400 a day Additional guests $100 a day.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020
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