Mule Deer CWMU recommendations and thoughts


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All right fellow hunters, looking for thoughtful recommendations on the following CWMU for mule deer (not in any order)

1. Deseret
2. Ensign ranches
3. Two Bear

Which would you hunt?
Why do you recommend the unit?
Is there one that I am overlooking?
Any other relevant information that you care to share? Thanks


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There are a lot of factors to consider when hunting a CWMU. How many points do you have? Can you scout the CWMU prior to the start of the season? (most CWMUs you cannot scout preseason), When does the operator allow public hunters to hunt?

If you are near 20 bonus points, then I would recommend Alton because of trophy quality, but it is a very hard CWMU to draw.

I would recommend narrowing down the CWMUs you are interested in and then contacting the operators that manage the hunting to get more information. It is also important to know how many private tags do they have vs public tags. The private tag holders will generally get the best dates to hunt.


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Thanks for the feedback. Am/will do much of what you have suggested. Appreciate the note. thanks


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I only have experience with your #1 and can say there are some great bucks on it. They have treated us great on cow elk and doe antelope hunts in the past. Haven't been to the other two only looked at them online and on the hunt planner.

In the past, the CWMU had a rating system that was extremely helpful with a lot of great info. I used it to narrow down potential CWMUs and how they treated the public hunters in the past on where to put my boys in when they were starting out toohunt.


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I know Two Bear & Ensign have some GREAT bucks on them...
(I'm sure Deseret does as well).

I know one of the guys that guides on Two Bear, so I'm familiar with that unit somewhat (although I haven't seen any pictures of deer from there this year).

I've seen several awesome bucks from Ensign this year.
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