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Heetrie
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Oct-23-08, 
00:11 AM (MST)
"Wasatch Front extended archery help!"

So here I find myself at the end of 3 years of my first time as a dedicated hunter and I have yet to harvest a buck. I just haven't had any breaks at all. Not for lack of trying- I've spent summers scouting, hunted all three seasons...and nothing. My hunting buddies have even started calling me "Lucky" in hopes that things might turn around for me. It's been extremely frustrating. So, now I'm down to the extended archery....

I've never hunted the wasatch front before and am hoping that some of you might have some advice/tips, etc for me on where and when to go. I love to hike and am not afraid of having to get into somewhere, especially if I can get away from people and get into some bucks. Please PM me with any tips.


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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Wasatch Fr...  HJB      Oct-23-08   1 
  RE: Wasatch Fr...  Heetrie      Oct-23-08   2 
   RE: Wasatch Fr...  swbuckmaster      Oct-23-08   3 
 RE: Wasatch Fr...  slcbohntr      Oct-23-08   4 

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HJB
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Oct-23-08, 
05:40 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Wasatch Front extended archery help!"

Where are you located?

I have hunted the extended for the last 5 years and it's by far my favorite hunt of all. I personally hunt the Ogden Extended area and I have seen some real nice bucks during the rut. As soon as the leaves fall and we get a little snow, you should be able to start picking them out on the front. With as hot as it is right now, theystay in the thick stuff for most of the day.
One of the easiest ways to scout for deer on the extended is to drive around and scout from your truck (I know it's road hunting, but it's a good way too cover a lot of land and see some good country).
As far as tactics go, I usually just use the old "Spot and Stalk" method. The bulk of the archers hunt south of Weber Canyon. A popular spot is Farmington Canyon and up by the "B" in bountiful and all in between. Once the snow hits I would scout hard and you will find deer for sure. If you ever make it up this way, shoot me a PM and I can show you some places up on the Ogden Extended.

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Heetrie
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Oct-23-08, 
04:54 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Wasatch Front extended archery help!"

I'm in Springville...

If I need to I'll shoot you a PM. Thanks for the info!

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swbuckmaster
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Oct-23-08, 
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3. "RE: Wasatch Front extended archery help!"

Be prepared for crap loads of people. Hunting from a truck is counter productive. once you see a deer it will be already being hunted by 5 other guys. get out of your truck hit the hills early. This way you might be one of the five guys on the deer. Donít worry about finding something big there are good buck in every canyon.

Hunting low and in your truck could get you into trouble "temptation."

"SOME" of the people that are doing this are the ones making us look bad by running through peopleís back yards "NOT POINTING FINGERS AT ANYONE." There isnít much access to the deer above peopleís houses so this is why I say pick a trail and hit the trail early.

You better be a good shot because you might only get one shot all year.

Ogden sounds like a great place especially since HJB wants to show you where there at.

Good luck!


Archery is a year round commitment!!

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Oct-23-08, 
09:10 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Wasatch Front extended archery help!"

+1 for sw you need to get away from all the day hikers and around salt lake there are plenty of them. Hit the hill when its still dark. Move slow and listen for movement around you. Also get up high if the weather is still warm the temps at night are not enough to drive them down yet.
Good Luck and Great Memories

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