Summit Treestands
Utah's LE Paunsaugunt Deer/Elk
Elk
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BULELK1 26-Mar-19
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Rocky D 26-Mar-19
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Shrewski 26-Mar-19
IdyllwildArcher 26-Mar-19
Zim 26-Mar-19
Grasshopper 26-Mar-19
BULELK1 27-Mar-19
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elkmtngear 27-Mar-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 27-Mar-19
5575 27-Mar-19
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5575 27-Mar-19
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BULELK1 28-Mar-19
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TrapperKayak 28-Mar-19
Drnaln 28-Mar-19
BULELK1 29-Mar-19
From: BULELK1
26-Mar-19
'morning All,

I realize the Pauns isn't know for it's huge Bull elk but more so for it's huge Muley Bucks.

We have a couple of our Bowsite Family in the Ut. draw for the LE Bow Buck and a few in for the bow Bull .

I did a little get-a-way down there last week and will share some late winter intel of my trip.

I did a combo Tourist gig along with my Photo Scouting trip.

Thanks for taking the time to view.

#LovinLife,

Robb

From: BULELK1
26-Mar-19

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I enjoyed Bryce Canyon National Park
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I enjoyed Bryce Canyon National Park
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Lot's of Snow!
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Lot's of Snow!
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Beautiful Day!
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Beautiful Day!

From: BULELK1
26-Mar-19

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The Famed Alton CWMU is stunning
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The Famed Alton CWMU is stunning
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I started out on the west side of the unit, access via highway 89.

From: BULELK1
26-Mar-19

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I got to play in 4 x 4 a few times in the gooooyey snow melt roads.
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I got to play in 4 x 4 a few times in the gooooyey snow melt roads.
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About 10 miles south of Panguitch, I turned East on highway 12
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About 10 miles south of Panguitch, I turned East on highway 12
I travelled back North towards Panguitch via 89.

Along the way I wanted to check out some camping options, with services, including Wi-Fi for those that do hunting~~working 3 week hunt.

These area's give acces via the private ground to a huge WMA (Wildlife Management Area)

From: BULELK1
26-Mar-19

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There are quite a few 'Cabin' for rent and camping with power ect along this highway climbing via Red Canyon

From: BULELK1
26-Mar-19

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Very Scenic to say the least.....
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Very Scenic to say the least.....
I'll do the East side of the unit later--------->

Off to the gym by 0500

Thanks

Good luck, Robb

From: Rocky D
26-Mar-19
Excellent, thanks for sharing!

From: midwest
26-Mar-19
Running the Bryce Canyon ultra is on my bucket list. Beautiful area!

From: Shrewski
26-Mar-19
Robb,

Did you see many deer or was there enough snow to move them to AZ?

26-Mar-19
A great vacation with the kids is doing Bryce Canyon, Zion, and the Grand Canyon. They're all in the same area and can be done in a week. Your kids will never forget them - they're all stunningly beautiful. It's a great spring break or thanksgiving vacation - don't go in summer.

From: Zim
26-Mar-19
Robb, Thanks still tryin for the lone pref NR archery deer tag with 22 or 23 points. The wife has been waiting 4 years to do Bryce Canyon with me. Hoping this is the year but not counting on it.

From: Grasshopper
26-Mar-19
There is just one NR tag? I have 17 or 18 NR deer points. I am obviously wasting my time, where should I switch too? Bookcliffs or what?

From: BULELK1
27-Mar-19
+1 Iddy

SteveO~~ I hit the Park in the early AM to get some great sunrise/snowy HooDoo pix. So I didn't get thru hiking and photo's until 1000-ish. I did see some deer and elk while glassing but nothing like I most prolly would have seen early AM.

Ken ~~ sure thing man. I'm pulling for ya!

Yes, with only 1 non-ressy bow buck tag offered, everyone in the Application Pool is going for that 1 tag..... go for it Steve---------> & Mike.

Nick ~~ there was so much snow that only 25% of the park was availavble to see, they had the great big Oshkosh snowblower rigs clearing the main road just past the Inspiration Point turn off......if your coming out for some Pre-Race date training, bring your snowshoes!! haha

Good luck, Robb

From: BULELK1
27-Mar-19

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Great sunrise opportunities with the fresh snow and Perfectly clear blue sky
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Great sunrise opportunities with the fresh snow and Perfectly clear blue sky
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From: BULELK1
27-Mar-19

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Looking West, be sure and bring your OnxMap, off Grid option for the Park boundary ect.
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Looking West, be sure and bring your OnxMap, off Grid option for the Park boundary ect.
Doing down along the east side of the unit

From: BULELK1
27-Mar-19

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Lot's of Wide Open country to Spot-n-Stalk
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Lot's of Wide Open country to Spot-n-Stalk
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From: BULELK1
27-Mar-19

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I took a lil' nap and woke up to this-----> 'Chimney Rock', inside Kodachrome park.
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I took a lil' nap and woke up to this-----> 'Chimney Rock', inside Kodachrome park.
Really good camping here, with water, toilets, laundry house ect. I had 2 'bars' on my iPhone out here.....

This is actually in the Kaiparowits General bow Buck unit, although it's a 1/2 mile to the Paungs Boundary.

I had a real good chit-chat with the Park Ranger and he doesn't even do the Paugns and more, he applies/draws this unit about every other year and gets some dandy Velvet muleys on the General Bow Buck tag.....

From: BULELK1
27-Mar-19

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Plenty of Public Access dirt roads from Tropic down to Kodachrome Park.

From: BULELK1
27-Mar-19
Thanks Fella's--------->

I have answered the PM's and I hope todays additions help out.

I'll wrap it up with some This-n-That's in a pinch.

I got's ta go...……….haha

Good luck, Robb

From: elkmtngear
27-Mar-19
Cool time of Year to see Bryce Canyon...we were out there last Spring.

That East side looks like Muley Heaven...

Sounds like a great trip, Thanks for sharing, Robb!

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
27-Mar-19
Where's the big Muley sheds?

From: 5575
27-Mar-19
My son drew the elk tag there by mistake in 2017, we had a great hunt, Beautiful place, he had the early rifle tag. Not many elk in that unit that's for sure, I think they manage it for something like 180 animals. Saw lots of muleys but nothing I would have put a tag on, but we weren't looking for muleys I guess. He got lucky and we got on a massive cool 5x5 on opening day thou! Great memories!

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27-Mar-19

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From: BULELK1
28-Mar-19

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I break training Eats wise on all my trips with a Pizza, I do enough hiking to burn it off! This place was a local eatery and although a pinch pricey, Delicious!
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I break training Eats wise on all my trips with a Pizza, I do enough hiking to burn it off! This place was a local eatery and although a pinch pricey, Delicious!
You guys did Great CM!! Thanks for sharing your pix man.

No shed hunting until May 1st...…….

I agree, the East side of the unit sure had Muley buck written all over it.

The west side has so much~~Boo-Coo~~ private ground......

I did not drop down to the south end of the unit around Kanab.

From: BULELK1
28-Mar-19

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Although, I prefer a stand alone cabin, nothing was available yet, so I stayed at Ruby's Inn, very nice after all.
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Although, I prefer a stand alone cabin, nothing was available yet, so I stayed at Ruby's Inn, very nice after all.
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Poker Hand Pass!! haha
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Poker Hand Pass!! haha
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Mnt Dutton LE Bull Elk unit, 'The Rock' is it's nickname. To the north of the Paungs…..
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Mnt Dutton LE Bull Elk unit, 'The Rock' is it's nickname. To the north of the Paungs…..
A lil' more This-n-That.....

From: BULELK1
28-Mar-19
My critique is that the reason there are so many 'uge Muley Bucks in this unit are:

Limited Entry Unit

Bryce Canyon is so large is acreage size, with No Hunting of course, it's a safe haven for deer to grow and mature

The Alton CWMU (Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit) is also 'uge in acreage so with very limited Buck tags offered thru their hunting operation, deer get to mature.

I certainly am not a Mule deer biologist, that's for sure!!

Thanks again for taking the time to view and to comment if ya wanted to--------->

#LovinLife,

Robb

PS~~ next month is Wyo-Moose #23 as a couple of our Bowsite family applied there, 1 with top endish Moose Points......

From: TrapperKayak
28-Mar-19
Heluva place to lose a cow...

From: Drnaln
28-Mar-19

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Great photos! Here's a buck from 2013 that grossed 206+ & netted just over 200. I know the velvet added some to the score so it wouldn't have been as much stripped. Buck was pretty narrow with only a 19 inch spread credit.

From: BULELK1
29-Mar-19
Damn nice Buck man!!

Reads like 3 Non-ressy bow Buck tags again this year.

1 for the Bonus Point pool and 2 for the regular draw pool

Good luck, Robb

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