Black Gold Sights - Pure Gold
Utah DIY/OTC Any Bull
Elk
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From: BULELK1
28-Jan-20
'morning All,

I got quite a bit of question traffic last year about Bow Hunting Elk in the Any Bull units here in my home state, so I promised to do a thread this year.

Some quick administrative-------->

Ya need a hunting License $65 and the OTC Bow Elk tag is $393, No habitat stamps or archery stamps or anything like that is needed.

The unit I am going to share is called North Slope West Daggett it is an Any Bull unit, no antler restrictions.

The overlap deer unit is Unit 8/DB1513

Part of the Bull Moose unit is covered in the North Slope 3-Corners/West Daggett unit

2- Mnt. Goat units can be reached thru this elk unit; High Uintas East and High Uintas Leidy Peak.

2-Rocky Ram Units can also be reach thru this elk unit' North Slope 3-Corners/BARETOP Mnt and North Slope West Daggett/Sheep Creek.

There are Bear tags and Mnt. Lion tags thru the respective draw's.

Real fun unit to hunt as ya just never know what other species ya may see.

Thanks for taking the time to view and Enjoy!

#LovinLife

Robb

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28-Jan-20

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It's big country and great for glassing up them dang elk

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28-Jan-20

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I normally go thru the small town of Manila Utah by Flaming Gorge lake

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28-Jan-20

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Plenty of campgrounds and plenty of side of the road camping options.

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28-Jan-20

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28-Jan-20

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Not a bad FAM-FAM summer vacation/scouting trip area as it's about 100 mile to Dinosaur National Park

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28-Jan-20

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Some nice Log Cabin options to stay in if so desired

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28-Jan-20

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Plenty of different terrain to hunt from Ponderosa Pines, Quakie's to dark Pine Timber higher up

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28-Jan-20

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It's Safe to ax this guy for directions!!
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It's Safe to ax this guy for directions!!

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28-Jan-20

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28-Jan-20

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I put the Sneak on some Ewe's and lambs

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28-Jan-20

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More to follow as ya know I'm off to the gym by 0500 and then into todays goals/plans

Thanks again for taking the time to view.

Good luck, Robb

From: Inshart
28-Jan-20
Love your posts Robb, keep em com'n.

From: elkmtngear
28-Jan-20
Cool pictures Robb, beautiful Country out there, thanks for sharing!

Loved Dinosaur National Monument, I had to stop there, on the way to CO, for my first archery elk hunt over 20 years ago.

28-Jan-20
Thank for sharing Robb

From: longspeak74
28-Jan-20
This is great, Robb! Thanks for sharing!

From: Predeter
28-Jan-20
Wait a minute, I thought Colorado was the only place for NR OTC elk! ;-)

28-Jan-20
Best keep secret in all the Western states. I prefer the same priced tag in a spike/cow unit. Any NR can hunt elk ever year.

From: Shaft2Long
28-Jan-20
Wow, thanks for this!

From: mn_archer
28-Jan-20
Good info Robb, as always

From: Royboy
29-Jan-20
Oregon also has lots of otc nr tags. Looking forward to the information you’re sharing

From: BULELK1
29-Jan-20

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Thanks fella's

Some quick answers via private contacts; This is the North Slope of the Uinta Mountains, the Reservation is on the South Slope.

Yes, you can get your tag via On-line sometime in Mid June I believe they are available.

Nope, fishing license is Not included, ya gotta buy that separate, maybe a short term license like 5-7 Days?

The Youth Only Special Elk dates hunt in Mid-September is valid to hunt in this unit for Any Bull units.

NO x-guns allowed during the bow Only dates.

I think that answers ya'll---------->

Good luck, Robb

PS~~Yes, the Famed Green River is about 30 minute drive via Dutch John and the turn off to Little Hole.

From: BULELK1
29-Jan-20

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Most of the trails up onto the Mountain have creeks to cross, some ya gotta navigate to stay dry and some have nice lil' bridges

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Good Sign info thru out the unit.

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Luv camping in this area
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Luv camping in this area

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Fresh Dinner most every night
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Fresh Dinner most every night

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New growth burn area's are certainly Elk Food magnates
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New growth burn area's are certainly Elk Food magnates

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You can go for days and not see another hunter via many Trailheads
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29-Jan-20

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Great Base Camp option here
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Great Base Camp option here

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29-Jan-20

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If you bring the kids out for a vacation/scouting trip, this is a must see as it's manned most days in the summer by a volunteer and man-o-man you can see for miles!

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29-Jan-20

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It was locked up Tight!! Bummer-----> in September
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It was locked up Tight!! Bummer-----> in September

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29-Jan-20

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I've gotten into elk off this trail that ends up at Browne Lake
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I've gotten into elk off this trail that ends up at Browne Lake

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29-Jan-20

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That's it for this early AM-------->

Thanks for taking the time to view and for your kind words/input.

Good luck, Robb

From: Bowboy
29-Jan-20
Robb, That country looks awful familiar? Great pictures!

From: TrapperKayak
29-Jan-20
Looks vast, elk are like fleas on a dogs back. My kinda place... Thanks for showing us.

From: Inshart
29-Jan-20
Robb, nice Fu Manchu mustache.

From: Jaquomo
29-Jan-20
Great stuff, Robb! Looking forward to more!

From: GhostBird
29-Jan-20
Great info...thanks for sharing.

From: osage
29-Jan-20
What success rate could one expect for archery in that unit?

From: osage
29-Jan-20
Also, I have 12 elk points for Utah. I would like to draw this year and bale out of the never ending point creep Ponzi Scheme. What archery zone would you recommend for this year which would be near 100% chance of drawing?

From: BULELK1
30-Jan-20

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Thanks!

Let me answer some private requests--------->

Ron toss me a PM as if I stated any lock with 12 point bow units everyone else would read it and it would ruin your chances!!

The Deer tags that overlap this area are 100% Draw only.

Yes, they do offer OTC rifle tags for this unit too

Yes, this is the Ashley National Forest/Flaming Gorge Ranger District.

Nope, not very ATV friendly with only 2-3 Legal/50 inch rule trails.

Yes, I did operate my guiding/outfitting bsns Llama Adventure Trek in this very unit. See my link above

The Bull Moose go in the 30's to low 40's......most every year.

Okay back to the unit intel.....

Good luck, Robb

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30-Jan-20

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Today/this early AM we will be on the eastern side of this unit/area

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30-Jan-20

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The elk feed out and then back into the dark timber for bedding mornings and evenings
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The elk feed out and then back into the dark timber for bedding mornings and evenings

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30-Jan-20

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Really a neat campground @ Spirit Lake with dang good fishing too!
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Really a neat campground @ Spirit Lake with dang good fishing too!

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30-Jan-20

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Lot's of Mnt. Goats and the occasional Rocky Rams on the Back Wall of Spirit Lake Basin
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Lot's of Mnt. Goats and the occasional Rocky Rams on the Back Wall of Spirit Lake Basin

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30-Jan-20

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Boo-Coo trails and miles and miles of hunting area to explore

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30-Jan-20

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Some big game pack out services provided, I'm not sure if they do Drop Camps or not?? Sorry

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Nothing Fancy but a nice Lodge
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Nothing Fancy but a nice Lodge

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30-Jan-20

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Rental Cabins are Definitely Rustic ~~ but Comfy!!

Bring your own Mouse Traps!! haha

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30-Jan-20

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Like most any of our Rocky Mountain States; OTC bow success runs in the mid-teens to low 20% and Yes you can arrow a Cow in this Any Bull unit bow tag.

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30-Jan-20

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The weather can change in a Heart Beat so be prepared for rain to early heavy snow or hot heat afternoons till the thunderstorms roll in..
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The weather can change in a Heart Beat so be prepared for rain to early heavy snow or hot heat afternoons till the thunderstorms roll in..
That's about it for this early AM, I've got to get to the gym and get my lap swimming lane as those girls are a rough crowd if I don't get my lane right away!! haha

I'll wrap it up manyana------>

Thanks for taking the time to view and for your input!

Good luck, Robb

From: 4FINGER
30-Jan-20
Great thread Robb...Thanks...I spent a few Summers of My Youth Wrangling Horses and Chopping Firewood at Spirit Lake Lodge...Yes the Fishing is Great!...Thanks again and Good Luck #LovinLife...4finger

30-Jan-20
This is like being on a guided hunt. I for one really appreciate the info your are sharing with everyone. I hunted Utah OTC in 2019 and there are elk in them there hills...

From: Ambush
30-Jan-20
Robb, did the Colorado boys put you up to this to clear out their non-ressy's!? Like cooking up a big juicy steak right in front of a starving man!!

Very nicely done and I've bookmarked it for the future. If nothing else for a cheap camping trip in a beautiful area, some fishing and a bonus elk tag. Thank you!

From: Inshart
30-Jan-20
Robb, your the best. Thanks.

From: Native Okie
30-Jan-20
Nice! Thanks, Robb!

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31-Jan-20

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Fire sure messed with some of the remote trail signs but ya can still make out enough to know which direction a guy wants to go
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Fire sure messed with some of the remote trail signs but ya can still make out enough to know which direction a guy wants to go
Thank You for the kind words Fella's!!

GreyGhost/Matt;s thread did kinda give me a Push! haha

Like I've stated in the past; if I get 2 or more of the same type questions I just answer them on my thread.

Plus as is pretty much common knowledge ~~ I'm only on-line for about an hour in the early AM...….

Youth hunt is this AM's biggest question asked

Last year Amanda had 3 shots at the same bull but didn't connect Dang it! good kid and her dad and mom did great with her. I can Border jump into Wyo and help out guys that have the Wyo 31/32 Bull tag one day and then back over into Utah in this unit and help out the Youth tag holder, so it is a fun week for me.

Yes a Youth can us a Bow even though it's an Any Weapon hunt.

Like any other elk hunt in mid-September it can be Rut heavy with bugling ect or it can be slooooowwwww and lot's of hiking/glassing!

Anyways, back to the Intel-------->

Good luck, Robb

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31-Jan-20

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This is an out of the way campground, not real big and you can hunt right out of camp along Carter Creek.

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What they call Elk Park area
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What they call Elk Park area

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Plenty of good ambush spots to set-up and work a bull into ya
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Plenty of good ambush spots to set-up and work a bull into ya

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31-Jan-20

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From this pic, even though it's a ways off, you can see the Quakie/Pine mix that the elk love for eating/water and then right into the bedroom Pines for the day bed.

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31-Jan-20

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Nothing beats a big salad and Lodge cooked meal!
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Nothing beats a big salad and Lodge cooked meal!
Quality of Bulls is your basic OTC type with raggies to the every year someone gets a Dandy bull type quality.

Last year I got (many of ya got my Text Pic) of my monster raggie!! haha and then I got my cow on a drawn muzzy tag on Halloween.

Some years it's elk harvests and some years it's Tag Soup....

That wraps this thread up------->

Thanks for taking the time to view and for your kind words and Input.

#LovinLife

Robb

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31-Jan-20

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Geezzzz, that Salad plate is very Empty! haha
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Geezzzz, that Salad plate is very Empty! haha

From: longspeak74
31-Jan-20
Thanks Robb - this info is REALLY appreciated and thanks for sharing. Even if just for family vacation!

From: Ambush
31-Jan-20
Robb, in the pics of Elk Park area, the background looks like it's either burnt or been logged ten to twenty years ago? Great country to lose yourself in for a week or two!

From: BULELK1
01-Feb-20
You are welcome Brian-----> Enjoy

More logging to the east/left side of Elk Park buddy, good eye for sure.

Good luck, Robb

From: Treeline
01-Feb-20
Wow, lots of info!

Just need to get drawn for elk and burn my points in a good unit then consider some of the otc stuff.

Thanks Robb

From: midwest
01-Feb-20
Good stuff, Robb....thanks for sharing!

From: badbull
01-Feb-20
Like your threads Robb. This one is interesting and enjoyable as usual. Thanks.......Bob

From: Twinetickler
01-Feb-20
Great thread, but I have to ask why expose your exact elk spots? Very generous of you, but I bet some other guys that hunt are not as enthused haha! None the less, fun read and thanks for sharing.

01-Feb-20
Those are huge areas that are well known in UT. Not sure he really exposed any secret spots. To me it’s just a highlight of some beautiful Utah Country. Thanks Robb.

From: BULELK1
02-Feb-20
Thanks fella's

Sorry Walt, trail head signs or camping spot signs aren't necessarily hunt/harvest spots.....I do see your point of view for sure though.

I'm out of here this early AM for a quick 4 day Yote hunt up there/Red Canyon Lodge Cabin as base camp as I'm trying to get a head of this 'uge snow storm coming in later tonight.....Plus I'm on a delivery delay wait for some tile to finish up a bathroom.....dang it!

I'm all packed up except the cooler, shave & shower then on the road!

For sure the snowshoes are loaded haha

Thanks again,

Robb

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