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xbow
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Feb-11-17, 
12:34 PM (MST)
"Wasatch mid hunt "

Any thoughts on the new hunt? What are thoughts on points it will take to draw and is it worth burning very many points on? Haven't hunted during the spike hunt on the wasatch in several years.
Thanks

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Wasatch mi...  goofyelk      Feb-11-17   1 
 RE: Wasatch mi...  dillon      Feb-11-17   2 
 RE: Wasatch mi...  cyrus      Feb-12-17   3 
  RE: Wasatch mi...  Thomas11      Feb-12-17   4 
   RE: Wasatch mi...  goofyelk      Feb-13-17   5 
    RE: Wasatch mi...  Thomas11      Feb-13-17   6 
     RE: Wasatch mi...  desertpoint...      Feb-16-17   7 
      RE: Wasatch mi...  Trail      Feb-16-17   8 
       RE: Wasatch mi...  xbow      Feb-17-17   9 
        RE: Wasatch mi...  xbow      Mar-02-17   10 
 RE: Wasatch mi...  xbow      May-19-17   11 
  RE: Wasatch mi...  UtahJimmy      May-19-17   12 
 RE: Wasatch mi...  wstrntines      May-19-17   13 
 RE: Wasatch mi...  xbow      Oct-17-17   14 
  RE: Wasatch mi...  heartshot      Oct-17-17   15 
   RE: Wasatch mi...  lang      Oct-17-17   16 
    RE: Wasatch mi...  sjhgraysage      Oct-17-17   17 
   RE: Wasatch mi...  Zeke      Oct-18-17   18 

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goofyelk
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Feb-11-17, 
06:27 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "


It will take 10 or 11 points minimum to get in the bonus tags.

And the Wasatch elk herd is nothing like it used to be.
Lots of empty public ground were elk once roamed.

IMO,
There are better options for elk.


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dillon
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Feb-11-17, 
06:29 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Totally guessing, but I would assume it will take 10-12 points to draw the mid-season Wasatch tag as a resident in 2017. I think it could be worth the points, but I would opt for a muzzleloader tag instead on there instead. You only need 9 for muzzleloader, historically.

New hunts are always interesting to see after the draws. If you go on www.toprut.com the 2nd Rifle elk hunts are the mid-season hunts, the 3rd rifle hunts are the late season hunts. You can look at other units with 3rd season hunts and see how they compare from the year before they started the mid-season hunt until now.

Dillon
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cyrus
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Feb-12-17, 
02:55 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

This is the first I have heard of a "mid" hunt. Could anyone please explain?

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Thomas11
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Feb-12-17, 
03:21 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

>This is the first I have
>heard of a "mid" hunt.
>Could anyone please explain?


They are offering a rifle hunt starting I think oct 7-19th on Wasatch. So there will be three rifle hunts there this year. They started doing this a couple years ago on some units. But this is first yr for Wasatch. It should increase drawing odds for the early rifle some I would think. I'd like to know everyone's opinion on Wasatch or the nebo unit for elk? I'm open to any season. I don't have enough points for either but the random odds aren't terrible for either. I've been applying muzzy. Thanks for any info!

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goofyelk
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Feb-13-17, 
10:17 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Thomas11,

Something you need to be aware of.

The mid-season permits will most likely be pulled from
the current existing permits.

Also, I've herd talk of reducing overall Wasatch pernits
for 2017.

This will result with FEWER early rifle permits for 2017.
This move will decrease drawing odds for the early hunt.

IMO, right now,
The Wasatch elk herd is i the poorest codition right now as it
has been for several years, and the Nebo is on an upswing.



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Thomas11
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Feb-13-17, 
01:35 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

>Thomas11,
>
>Something you need to be aware
>of.
>
>The mid-season permits will most likely
>be pulled from
>the current existing permits.
>
>Also, I've herd talk of reducing
>overall Wasatch pernits
>for 2017.
>
>This will result with FEWER early
>rifle permits for 2017.
>This move will decrease drawing odds
>for the early hunt.
>
>IMO, right now,
>The Wasatch elk herd is i
>the poorest codition right now
>as it
>has been for several years, and
>the Nebo is on an
>upswing.
>
>good info! Thanks. My only concern with the nebo is I've heard it has access issues but it looks to have plenty public land.
>


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desertpointbrian
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Feb-16-17, 
04:55 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

I wouldn't waste more then 2 points on that hunt. Cow and spike hunters everywhere elk will be scarce as goofy said this unit is in poor shape

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Trail
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Feb-16-17, 
09:35 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

This will be a tough hunt unless you already hunt the unit for spike and know what to expect. Better off early or late hunt. The Wasatch is still a great unit and from what I'm seeing there will be a lot of happy elk hunters this year!

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xbow
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Feb-17-17, 
08:04 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Thanks for the input. I went ahead and put in with what I would think is enough to draw. Hopefully I won't regret it! My thought process is most the spike hunters head home after the first weekend and then it should be a good hunt as long as the elk can still be located after being pushed all over the place.

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xbow
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Mar-02-17, 
09:27 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Hopefully 12 points wasn't too many to burn if I do draw. It's going to be a long 2.5 months waiting to find out if I'll finally get my turn to chase elk on the wasatch.

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xbow
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May-19-17, 
12:42 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Looks like luck (or having lots of points) was on my side! Now for the real question. Would you hunt the north or south end of the unit? Far more familiar the north end of the unit, but know the cow tags put a dent in the herd up there. Can't wait to get out there and see what I can find!

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May-19-17, 
01:43 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

South

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wstrntines
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May-19-17, 
02:02 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

I bet the DNR gets alot of calls on these hunts from people who have no idea the midhunt is going. "Someone just poached a big bull on the spike hunt." I can see it right now.

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xbow
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Oct-17-17, 
12:15 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

It wasn’t easy but was able to get it done. I couldn’t be happier. I probably wouldn’t burn 12 points on that hunt again, but I have no regrets.

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Oct-17-17, 
01:49 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Way to go xbow!!! That bull looks way worthy of 12 pts!

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lang
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Oct-17-17, 
03:09 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Great job. I think we have all wondered about that tag. Looks like it worked great.

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Oct-17-17, 
07:12 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

Congrats Xbow !!

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Zeke
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Oct-18-17, 
10:23 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Wasatch mid hunt "

>Way to go xbow!!! That bull
>looks way worthy of 12
>pts!

What he said^^^
Zeke
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