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Hunterman1966
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Sep-03-17, 
08:09 AM (MST)
"Wasatch Elk"

My wife has a Limited Entry Wasatch Early Rifle tag. The hunt starts in a few weeks. We have been out a lot scouting, but we're not seeing too many elk. Any archery hunters willing to share some places they have seen elk. Would be much appreciated.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Wasatch Elk  Elknut33      Sep-03-17   1 
  RE: Wasatch Elk  Hunterman19...      Sep-03-17   2 
   RE: Wasatch Elk  Stubaby      Sep-03-17   3 
    RE: Wasatch Elk  Hunterman19...      Sep-03-17   4 
 RE: Wasatch Elk  Robiland      Sep-04-17   5 
  RE: Wasatch Elk  desertpoint...      Sep-05-17   6 
   RE: Wasatch Elk  inthrut      Sep-05-17   7 
  RE: Wasatch Elk  Dryfly      Sep-11-17   8 
   RE: Wasatch Elk  Maxxy      Sep-12-17   9 
    RE: Wasatch Elk  desertpoint...      Sep-12-17   10 
     RE: Wasatch Elk  arns      Sep-12-17   11 
     RE: Wasatch Elk  Dryfly      Sep-12-17   12 
      RE: Wasatch Elk  Dryfly      Sep-12-17   13 
      RE: Wasatch Elk  desertpoint...      Sep-13-17   14 
       RE: Wasatch Elk  idhikker      Sep-13-17   15 
        RE: Wasatch Elk  Dryfly      Sep-13-17   16 
         RE: Wasatch Elk  Dryfly      Sep-13-17   17 
          RE: Wasatch Elk  idhikker      Sep-14-17   18 
          RE: Wasatch Elk  desertpoint...      Sep-14-17   19 
           RE: Wasatch Elk  Gator      Sep-18-17   20 

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Elknut33
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Sep-03-17, 
08:34 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

Hobble Creek Canyon is always a good spot to look. Or over by Daniels summit, pick a draw and hike up it, always bulls in those areas during September. Good luck!

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Hunterman1966
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Sep-03-17, 
09:38 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-03-17 AT 09:39 AM (MST)

Thanks. I haven't hunted much in Hobble Creek other than in Sawmill Hollow. The weather just needs to cool down.

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Sep-03-17, 
10:40 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Wasatch Elk"


What size of bull is a "shooter" for your wife?


"That's a special feeling, Lloyd"

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Hunterman1966
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Sep-03-17, 
11:56 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

She just wants a decent 5 or 6 point. 320 or better would be great.

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Robiland
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Sep-04-17, 
12:52 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

I went out opening weekend of the archery hunt and saw 12 bulls, 2 were big, 2 were medium, 3 were ok, and the rest were rags. Saw 10 cows.

Went out again this weekend to help a friend with his archery bull tag. Saw so many bulls. We saw several really big bulls. I called 4 bulls to my friend that he passed on all 4, although 2 of them were a 4x4 and a 5x5. The other 2 were 310-315 sized bulls. Right now is the time to be scouting. Almost all of these elk can be seen from a major dirt road. Our party split into 2 groups, 1 went after elk, while the others scouted elk. We saw over 20 bulls this last friday night and saturday morning. Another friend just shot his bull the A.M. up there. A nice 6 point. So get out and start looking and you will find them.

Just dont go hiking around chasing bulls if you dont have a tag.

Good luck!!!

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desertpointbrian
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Sep-05-17, 
11:18 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

>I went out opening weekend of
>the archery hunt and saw
>12 bulls, 2 were big,
>2 were medium, 3 were
>ok, and the rest were
>rags. Saw 10 cows.
>
>
>Went out again this weekend to
>help a friend with his
>archery bull tag. Saw
>so many bulls. We
>saw several really big bulls.
> I called 4 bulls
>to my friend that he
>passed on all 4, although
>2 of them were a
>4x4 and a 5x5.
>The other 2 were 310-315
>sized bulls. Right now
>is the time to be
>scouting. Almost all of
>these elk can be seen
>from a major dirt road.
>Our party split into 2
>groups, 1 went after elk,
>while the others scouted elk.
> We saw over 20
>bulls this last friday night
>and saturday morning. Another
>friend just shot his bull
>the A.M. up there.
>A nice 6 point.
> So get out and
>start looking and you will
>find them.
>
>Just dont go hiking around chasing
>bulls if you dont have
>a tag.
>
>Good luck!!!

Man that is some good action for road hunting. Good on ya

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Sep-05-17, 
01:27 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

😂😂😂 @Desert

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Dryfly
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Sep-11-17, 
06:33 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

>I went out opening weekend of
>the archery hunt and saw
>12 bulls, 2 were big,
>2 were medium, 3 were
>ok, and the rest were
>rags. Saw 10 cows.
>
>
>Went out again this weekend to
>help a friend with his
>archery bull tag. Saw
>so many bulls. We
>saw several really big bulls.
> I called 4 bulls
>to my friend that he
>passed on all 4, although
>2 of them were a
>4x4 and a 5x5.
>The other 2 were 310-315
>sized bulls. Right now
>is the time to be
>scouting. Almost all of
>these elk can be seen
>from a major dirt road.
>Our party split into 2
>groups, 1 went after elk,
>while the others scouted elk.
> We saw over 20
>bulls this last friday night
>and saturday morning. Another
>friend just shot his bull
>the A.M. up there.
>A nice 6 point.
> So get out and
>start looking and you will
>find them.
>
>Just dont go hiking around chasing
>bulls if you dont have
>a tag.
>
>Good luck!!!


I have hunted the Wasatch (all of it) all my life and I am 55 years old. If you saw what you say,and consistently do, there is only one road you could possibly be talking about IMHO.
Please do not share this info online.
This online crap has caused areas I used to hunt all alone, that took me years to figure out, to become full of other hunters stumbling around half lost. Usually right through the middle of the places they should be staying out of if success is wanted.(bedding areas)

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Maxxy
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Sep-12-17, 
02:10 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

DryFly,
I agree with your sentiment. Ill be upfront and say I haven't hunted the Wasatch until the last few years, but this year my Brother drew the LE Elk Rifle Tag. We started Scouting in May, and we have literally put close to 1000 miles on our boots in preparations, only to see others spew information on forums. I understand helping other hunters in specific situations, but just because someone posts a cry for help doesnt need to then proceed to tell info it takes others years and miles to gain. Just my 0.2 cents.

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desertpointbrian
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Sep-12-17, 
08:17 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

So this thread is telling me that spotting elk from your Truck is the way to go on the wasatch.and elk are everywhere all you have to do is look And there is at the least one super secret road that very few know about.
Who would have thought I have been doing it wrong the whole time buy spending the winter,spring,summer and fall on the unit hiking and horseback riding like crazy. that I have been doing it wrong the whole time. Just grab a 1800$ spotter a 12 pack of coors and some Marlboro lights and see elk everywhere

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arns
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Sep-12-17, 
08:41 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

I was on the Wasatch looking for moose over the Labor Day weekend and all I seen was smoke and chit load of dust.

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Dryfly
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Sep-12-17, 
09:16 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-12-17 AT 09:18 PM (MST)

>So this thread is telling me
>that spotting elk from your
>Truck is the way to
>go on the wasatch.and elk
>are everywhere all you have
>to do is look And
>there is at the least
>one super secret road that
>very few know about.
>Who would have thought I have
>been doing it wrong the
>whole time buy spending the
>winter,spring,summer and fall on the
>unit hiking and horseback riding
>like crazy. that I have
>been doing it wrong the
>whole time. Just grab a
>1800$ spotter a 12 pack
>of coors and some Marlboro
>lights and see elk everywhere
>

You are taking this way out of context. There are obviously elk in many, many areas on this unit. Most all of them take work to get to. There is however one specific spot I know off,and it sounds just like what the guy described that I replied to. In this particular spot you can see several mature bulls more mornings than not from your truck. I have probably watched these elk on at least 100 mornings during the past several years. This area is also along ways from where the vast majority of limited entry trophy elk are hunted and harvested on the unit.
How long do you think it would stay like this if the location was posted online?

Edit to add: You can skip the $1800 spotter. You can see them fine with your eyes.

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Dryfly
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Sep-12-17, 
11:15 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

I just wanted to add that I am not claiming this is some secret unique elk paradise that has somehow gone unnoticed.
These elk have only been here for for half a dozen or so years, and each year I am convinced will be the last, so far they are still there though.

It took a unique situation to make these animals appear here, there are about 4 factors involved that combined to make this happen. None of those things is related to the others,but they all came together to create this situation.
One of these first years this will come to an abrupt halt I am sure. If I explained how this happened I would be telling you where it is.

The biggest bulls on the mountain are still in the hell holes, but during the first 10-20 minutes of light you can see multiple bulls here in the 300-350 range, as I said, on more mornings than not.

I have a hard time believing that many places like this exist. That is what makes me think the guy that mentioned it is talking about the same spot.

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Sep-13-17, 
09:08 AM (MST)
14. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

>LAST EDITED ON Sep-12-17
>AT 09:18 PM (MST)

>
>>So this thread is telling me
>>that spotting elk from your
>>Truck is the way to
>>go on the wasatch.and elk
>>are everywhere all you have
>>to do is look And
>>there is at the least
>>one super secret road that
>>very few know about.
>>Who would have thought I have
>>been doing it wrong the
>>whole time buy spending the
>>winter,spring,summer and fall on the
>>unit hiking and horseback riding
>>like crazy. that I have
>>been doing it wrong the
>>whole time. Just grab a
>>1800$ spotter a 12 pack
>>of coors and some Marlboro
>>lights and see elk everywhere
>>
>
>You are taking this way out
>of context. There are obviously
>elk in many, many areas
>on this unit. Most all
>of them take work to
>get to. There is however
>one specific spot I know
>off,and it sounds just like
>what the guy described that
>I replied to. In this
>particular spot you can see
>several mature bulls more mornings
>than not from your truck.
>I have probably watched these
>elk on at least 100
>mornings during the past several
>years. This area is also
>along ways from where the
>vast majority of limited entry
>trophy elk are hunted and
>harvested on the unit.
>How long do you think it
>would stay like this if
>the location was posted online?
>
>
>Edit to add: You can skip
>the $1800 spotter. You can
>see them fine with your
>eyes.


I was razzin quite a bit I will cancel the spotter as long as I can keep the beer.for you Wasatch guys I would check out the million dollar ridge area

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idhikker
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Sep-13-17, 
11:41 AM (MST)
15. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

I'm pro info sharing and don't like all the tight lips. Not everyone can spend weeks scouting and if you can it makes sense to stay away from pressured areas anyway.

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Dryfly
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Sep-13-17, 
12:56 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

>I'm pro info sharing and don't
>like all the tight lips.
>Not everyone can spend weeks
>scouting and if you can
>it makes sense to stay
>away from pressured areas anyway.

I am pro sharing and dont like those tight frugal folks.
Not everyone can earn millions of dollars.
Not everyone can work those long hours for years.
So I think that those who do should share their $ with me.

Sound ridiculous? It is, but it the same damn thing as what you are saying.

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Dryfly
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Sep-13-17, 
01:07 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

DesertpointBrian..."I was razzin quite a bit I will cancel the spotter as long as I can keep the beer.for you Wasatch guys I would check out the million dollar ridge area"

For hell sakes dont tell them about the million dollar ridge area.
Everyone knows there are 400+ inch bulls by the dozens up there and they like to spend their days bedded on the roadside.

Dont know where you are from but if you are ever on the wasatch, let me know and Ill buy the beer, and show you some elk. (no coors though)

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idhikker
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Sep-14-17, 
06:53 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-14-17 AT 07:06 AM (MST)

No need for a site like this, then. Everyone can just scout purely on their own.

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desertpointbrian
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Sep-14-17, 
12:32 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

> DesertpointBrian..."I was razzin quite a
>bit I will cancel the
>spotter as long as I
>can keep the beer.for you
>Wasatch guys I would check
>out the million dollar ridge
>area"
>
>For hell sakes dont tell them
>about the million dollar ridge
>area.
>Everyone knows there are 400+ inch
>bulls by the dozens up
>there and they like to
>spend their days bedded on
>the roadside.
>
>Dont know where you are from
>but if you are ever
>on the wasatch, let me
>know and Ill buy the
>beer, and show you some
>elk. (no coors though)


I am at about 9k feet on the Wasatch as I type. The elk are in full rut mode and have not stopped screaming.i reside in good Ole Fruitland Utah for the most part and west Jordan the rest part.
I am ready for a beer anytime.
Had 3 bulls within 500 yards of the cabin this morning. Good luck to you rifle hunters the rut is pretty intense right now

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Gator
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Sep-18-17, 
08:54 AM (MST)
20. "RE: Wasatch Elk"

You don't road hunt anyways so you should be good to go.LOL

"I have found if you go the extra mile it's Never crowded".
>Life member of
>the MM green signature club.


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