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Cache North Archery Bull Utah 14 Yr Old
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Contributors to this thread:
NorCalVineyards 15-May-22
HDE 15-May-22
boly 15-May-22
NorCalVineyards 15-May-22
HDE 15-May-22
NorCalVineyards 15-May-22
wildwilderness 16-May-22
BULELK1 16-May-22
NorCalVineyards 16-May-22
NorCalVineyards 16-May-22
BULELK1 21-May-22
NorCalVineyards 10-Jun-22
BULELK1 11-Jun-22
NorCalVineyards 05-Jul-22
BULELK1 06-Jul-22
elkocd 08-Jul-22
NorCalVineyards 10-Jul-22
elkocd 10-Jul-22
BULELK1 11-Jul-22
elkocd 11-Jul-22
HDE 11-Jul-22
BULELK1 12-Jul-22
WV Mountaineer 15-Jul-22
elkocd 18-Jul-22
BULELK1 19-Jul-22
NorCalVineyards 20-Jul-22
NorCalVineyards 06-Aug-22
BULELK1 07-Aug-22
JohnNWCT 07-Aug-22
15-May-22
Long time member here on Bowsite. My son drew this tag with 1 BP. Odds around 1 in 35 or so. Still, from what I read, not a great hunt at all for UTAH LE. He will be looking to shoot his first bull with a bow. Can this be a quality hunt father son for a branch antler type bull. Season is the entire month of Sept which looks good. My son is shooting 55lbs now but will be up to 60 or so by season. He is in athletic shape. There's only like 15-20 total archery tags. Is there a lot of other hunts going on then? What's the hunt pressure like. Are the bulls vocal in this unit? Country is steep and deep! Some Wildo mostly NF and some private.

From: HDE
15-May-22
Used to live in Logan. Would see elk often while fishing above Red Banks CC and Franklin Basin.

From: boly
15-May-22
Congratulations on drawing. Now comes the hard part. the unit is gorgeous with steep parts hard to access parts, tons of ATV use parts and cattle grazing parts. There are some nice bulls but I'm not qualified to say for sure. If it were me I would spend every minute hunting because it is a hard hunt. I have spent a lot of time there but cannot answer if they are vocal or not. It will be warm so I would seek out pine areas/north facing slopes with water away from access roads. You don't have pack in but stay away from the crowds. I hope this helps some.

15-May-22
Spike hunts, cow hunts, deer hunts? Are those all in tandem with the bull? Some good general info Boly and HDE. I like the middle of the month for dates and we can hunt 10 days before we have to regroup for Nevada in October.

From: HDE
15-May-22
Yes, general archery for spike/cow hunters take place the same time LE archery bull hunts do. Good thing is they end about the first week in Sept, leaving the remaining 1/2 of the hunt with just LE bull hunters.

15-May-22
I hear the hunt may be improving since they eliminated the rifle hunt and by the 16th all of the other hunts are closed.

16-May-22
I know a friend of a friend who had that tag last year- got into elk all the time but didn’t kill because he was chasing a specific bull (big). Helps he lives in Logan UT.

If you know how to hunt elk and are willing to go chase them sounds like a great hunt. I like the 3 rd week of sept best

From: BULELK1
16-May-22
Tony-----> I saw this similar thread over on M&M and thought it was you.

Congrats to your Young Fella.

North Cache is my 2nd most FAV unit for LE Bull in Utah, I go alternate years applying, 3-Corners. I'm on my 3rd waiting period now. Knowledge and Experience are so very important to me.

That guy mulepacker on M&M got a 390+ bull when he had his tag.

I'm off to Wyoming for the week but I'll get back wiff ya then. I know we have talked over the phone before but I don't know if I still have your number or vise-a-versa.......

Exciting,

Robb

16-May-22
I’ve killed a few elk with my bow some would consider great DIY wilderness trophy’s. I don’t consider myself an expert by any means especially when it comes to calling. As I get older and learn from past failures I find myself calling less and stalking more. Only one of my archery elk harvests have been from calling. I’m excited about this tag of my sons

16-May-22
ROBB - Have fun in Wy! I’ll be looking for your call when you get back. Later!

From: BULELK1
21-May-22
A guy that also works out during the winter months at my same gym guides for Mossback and his unit is North Cache. He is starting to get busy up there already so when I see him, I will see if he can share some area's from his almost 90 days a year up there!

Good luck, Robb

10-Jun-22
That sounds great Robb. Heading into the unit Wednesday to put up some cameras.

From: BULELK1
11-Jun-22
Make sure they are taken down by July 31, new law.

Good luck, Robb

05-Jul-22
Tag showed up on the mail - just got a little more “real” with tag in hand….Throws me for a loop every time with the envelopes return address being Fallon Nevada. Preparation season in full swing.

From: BULELK1
06-Jul-22
Good for the young fella.

I hope your scouting/hiking trip went well last month Tony.

We are getting on again/off again thunderstorms and more in the high country.

Exciting!

Good luck, Robb

From: elkocd
08-Jul-22
I have hunted it. The dates were not as good then, but I still was there the entire season going into the 3rd week of Sept. I would treat it more like a general season hunt in other states, just with far less hunters around. The lower elk density keeps the bugling activity very spotty. You can cover a ton of ground and not hear a peep, then maybe one day in one drainage a bull is going off. If you're not wanting him to go home empty I would probably take the first real good opportunity you have. I found them to be infrequent. As a comparison from experience, I expect to have days on my WY general tag where I have more opportunities than I had the whole season on the North Cache.

10-Jul-22
They got rid of the rifle hunts in case you were unaware. What year did you hold the tag?

From: elkocd
10-Jul-22
Yes, I am aware. As said the archery dates are better now that they did. Really has no big effect on the underlying issue of elk density. Hope you guys find a good one!

From: BULELK1
11-Jul-22
I think getting rid of the Rifle and having the much, much longer September rut hunt dates makes this a much better hunt than back when they still had all the hunts and chitty bow dates.

Good luck, Robb

From: elkocd
11-Jul-22
BULELK1

Definitely a better hunt now! They had to because it was so shitty before. Literally not even on par with a decent general hunt in other states. It didn't drastically improve overnight. Still some great bulls in there because there is a lot of roadless area, but in terms of quality elk hunts I would take a WY general tag over that tag every day and 7 times on Sunday! 

From: HDE
11-Jul-22
^^^ what year was it you had the tag? Curious, because I can pull the tag next year if I want it.

From: BULELK1
12-Jul-22
He hasn't said what year nor the dates he hunted or even how many times he's had the tag??

Many years, when I helped someone with the N. Cache tag, I would get the Bear River Zone bow tag and hunt his tag in Ut. and then my tag in Idaho. Fun times and memories.

I just want Tony's 14-year-old son to have a fun and safe hunt----------->

Good luck, Robb

15-Jul-22

From: elkocd
18-Jul-22
"I would get the Bear River Zone bow tag and hunt his tag in Ut. and then my tag in Idaho. " One of the reasons that tag is as bad as it is. We had guys going thru UT to hunt ID. Basically the same herd that gets hunted in 2 states.

Just make sure and come back and give us a report. I already know what the unit is, but I'm sure others would like to hear your recent experience.  As said, It's a marginal general hunt in other states with the caveat of far fewer hunters and a small chance for a big bull.  Have fun and enjoy the beautiful mountains! It is truly a glorious range. 

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-22
Yawn................zzzzzzzz

20-Jul-22
Most of these tags are what you make of them and surely not gonna be easy. F#ck we’ll just give it our best and let’s see what happens. Utah residents and others have been very helpful and we appreciate it. We got a solid plan for when we get back to Utah - right now we are just working on becoming most efficient with our gear

06-Aug-22
41 days from now we will be waking up in scenic elk country with a LE tag in pocket and a the goal of a 1st archery bull for my boy.

From: BULELK1
07-Aug-22
Heck yeah, time is flying by this summer.

I was planning on going up to Raspberry Days @ Bear Lake/Garden City and get ya some pix along the way, up Logan Canyon but these freaking downpour thunderstorms are washing huge rocks and pine trees down onto the road.....

Screw that!

Maybe next week--------->

Robb

From: JohnNWCT
07-Aug-22

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