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Hunting in Utah

Utah has majestic views and rugged terrain and habitat that provide excellent big game hunting, including Black Bear, Mt Lion, Elk and Mule Deer as well as wingshooting for Upland Game Birds and Turkey.  In addition to native game, there are also preserve hunting ranches that offer Elk, Exotic Ram and Bison or Buffalo.  No matter your choice of hunting style, Utah is an excellent choice for big game hunts and wing-shooting alike.

Utah Hunting Terrain and Habitat

Utah has majestic views and rugged terrain and habitat that provide excellent big game hunting, including Black Bear, Mt Lion, Elk and Mule Deer as well as wingshooting for Upland Game Birds and Turkey.  In addition to native game, there are also preserve hunting ranches that offer Elk, Exotic Ram and Bison or Buffalo.  No matter your choice of hunting style, Utah is an excellent choice for big game hunts and wing-shooting alike.

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Utah Terrain and Animal Habitat

Utah possesses a wide range of terrain including vast deserts and rugged mountain ranges.  The Great Salt Lake is in the north part of the state.  This area offers outdoor adventurers many exciting outlets: skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, photography and HUNTING!

Knowing the land is the key to locating the ideal trophy. It’s important that hunters take advantage of the services provided by our featured guides and outfitters because they definitely know the land and the local wildlife. 

Utah Wasalch Mountains

Rocky and exposed mountains that are as beautiful as anywhere else in the world, and flat, wide-open plains that seem to go on for miles and miles into the horizon.  Utah mountain elevations soar up to 13,500 feet!  The Wasalch Mountain Range runs top to bottom of Utah and the Uinta Mountains are in the northeast corner bordering Wyoming.  The western part of the state is desert land and part of the Great Basin.  The desert lands to the east are a continuation of the Colorado Plateau.  You will see vast, rugged canyons and mesas in the east.  The map below is specifically for planning an Elk hunt, but you can see where the different regions are located.

Utah hunting zones

Utah Hunting Regulations

Utah is a draw state for big game hunts.  The application for the draw is typically in February on through the beginning of March.  The results for the draw are usually available the end of May.  Of course, a hunting license is also required and can be purchased online.   More information

 

Fortunately for hunters, there are options to hunt in Utah if you do not win the draw.  At private hunting preserves, certain big game hunts are available with guaranteed opportunity.  Our guides and outfitters are well versed in local hunting regulations and hunting seasons, but for more detailed information regarding hunting regulations and dates, visit www.wildlife.utah.gov.

Utah Hunting Tidbits

  • Denny Austad took this record book Elk in 2009 – with a gross score just short of 500”! A non-typical score of 478 5/8”.  Nothing typical about that!

Record book Utah Elk taken by Denny Austad in 2009

  • Bowden Gardner and MONSTER Archery Mule Deer from 2012 – possibly the new world record with a bow. Green score was 226 prior to the drying time of 60 days.

Bowden Gardner with record Archery Mule Deer in Utah

  • Where winning the draw is not a sure thing, hunting with a Utah Hunting Preserve can provide a sure opportunity. Hunting Preserves manage their elk herds to maximize trophy quality and the health of the herds.  With vast acreage and rugged terrain, these preserve hunts provide a thrilling adventure and a shot at trophy quality elk, bison and other big game.

Trophy Utah Elk taken with White Peaks Outfitters

  • Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, and Salt Lake City International Airport is not far from the city’s center. Our featured guides and outfitters can assist with travel and lodging, as well as the hunt. If there are any questions about when to plan the hunt, where exactly to go once in Utah, or what gear is needed for each specific hunt, it’s recommended that you seek the services of our professional guides. 

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