Take on the outdoors in the High Uinta National Forest. This over-the-counter archery elk hunt will provide, even experienced hunters, with the challenge that they are looking for. The High Uintas are known for their spectacular views and rugged terrain. This hunting area is only accessible on-foot or by horseback, eliminating the UTV traffic often present in other units within the state.
Begin your hunt with a 3-7 hour horseback ride from the trailhead to base camp. Wall tents with cots and heaters will be waiting for you at 10,000+ feet elevation. There will be a maximum of six hunters in camp. Your day will consist of an early breakfast, then leaving camp before daylight, either on horseback or on foot. Once elk are located, the game begins. You and your guide will close the distance using spot-and-stalk techniques and calling when appropriate. The bulls you will be chasing average 250”-280”. Because this hunt takes place in September, the elk will be rutting so expect some noise! When you return to camp in the evening, a hot meal and a well-deserved night’s sleep will be waiting for you.
If you have dreamed of hunting Utah but are tired of waiting to draw a limited-entry tag and are prepared for a physically demanding hunt, look no further! Contact a WTA Consultant today – 1-800-346-8747.
2×1 – $5,500
1×1 – $6,500
State and Forest Service Taxes – 9.35%
General Hunting License – $72.00
OTC elk permit – $600 (Approx.)
Fly to Salt Lake City, Utah. Rent a vehicle and drive 2 1/2 hours to Duchesne, Utah where you will be meet by the Outfitter.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.