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Contributors to this thread:
MQQSE 25-May-23
Arrowhead 25-May-23
tkjwonta 25-May-23
SteveB 25-May-23
TODDY 25-May-23
JRABQ 25-May-23
MichaelArnette 25-May-23
Shrewski 25-May-23
midwest 25-May-23
nmwapiti 25-May-23
greg simon 25-May-23
Bill in MI 25-May-23
Old Bow 25-May-23
pav 25-May-23
Willieboat 25-May-23
txhunter58 25-May-23
Zim 25-May-23
HDE 25-May-23
Straight Shooter 25-May-23
Old Bow 25-May-23
JRABQ 25-May-23
YZF-88 25-May-23
MOBEN 25-May-23
HDE 25-May-23
DConcrete 25-May-23
Thornton 25-May-23
DConcrete 25-May-23
BULELK1 26-May-23
sticksender 26-May-23
bowhunt 26-May-23
bowelk65 26-May-23
BowHiker 26-May-23
MichaelArnette 26-May-23
steff 26-May-23
Thornton 26-May-23
txhunter58 26-May-23
badbull 26-May-23
BULELK1 27-May-23
DL 27-May-23
Rockbass 29-May-23
Basquehunter 30-May-23
Mark 31-May-23
HDE 31-May-23
glidingindian 04-Jun-23
BULELK1 04-Jun-23
Thornton 04-Jun-23
Mark 06-Jun-23
Spaz 13-Jun-23
BULELK1 14-Jun-23
SteveB 15-Jun-23
From: MQQSE
25-May-23
Emails are out. Son just drew Diamond Archery deer.

From: Arrowhead
25-May-23
Can’t believe it, I’m pumped!!

From: tkjwonta
25-May-23
Congrats guys! Swing and a miss for me.

From: SteveB
25-May-23
Dang! After 19 years I finally drew! Book Cliffs archery elk!!

Yippee!!!

From: TODDY
25-May-23
Successful across the board!! Points.....haha! Congrats to those that drew! TODDY

From: JRABQ
25-May-23
Nothing for me, but odds were very slim.

25-May-23
Amazing to hear good success! Haven't heard on mine yet

From: Shrewski
25-May-23
Bumped a buddy up and WE will be archery hunting in Fish Lake!

September can’t come soon enough!

From: midwest
25-May-23
Congrats to those who drew! All negatives for me.

From: nmwapiti
25-May-23
Got my dedicated deer as expected. 3 years with lots of hunting time.

From: greg simon
25-May-23
My son drew Antelope, Nine Mile, Any Weapon. He's 16, so looks like a Utah Antelope hunt for us in September!!!

From: Bill in MI
25-May-23
Congrats to the chosen few. Goose eggs here. 20 and counting LE elk.

From: Old Bow
25-May-23
Wasatch Elk

From: pav
25-May-23
Nada

From: Willieboat
25-May-23
Thankfully all nothing

From: txhunter58
25-May-23
Manti elk. (With a rifle though) :-)

From: Zim
25-May-23
Five USUCS here but plate already full.

From: HDE
25-May-23
Antelope

25-May-23
Some good tags congrats to you guys!

From: Old Bow
25-May-23
SS thank you !

From: JRABQ
25-May-23
Nothing for me, but odds were very slim.

From: YZF-88
25-May-23
Didn’t draw squat for elk. Thought I had a really good chance. Really wanted Wasatch elk before they flood it with rifle hunters to lower the age class.

Just general archery deer with a couple thousand others.

From: MOBEN
25-May-23
everbody seems so happy to have drawn, despite the fact animals experienced a huge die off this winter

From: HDE
25-May-23
^^^ not everywhere.

From: DConcrete
25-May-23
Well not only is it not everywhere, why in the hell wouldn’t you be happy for drawing?

Should we all have not applied this year because of the winter?

Seriously, If the biologists are prescribing the tags, and there have been tag cuts and somebody applies and draws, why shouldn’t they be happy!?!!?

From: Thornton
25-May-23
I and my cousin drew the Nebo unit for general archery. Was there a big winter die off there this year?

From: DConcrete
25-May-23
I am not 100% sure.

I would say there were some. The nebo unit is where the deer in the northern part of the state start to get winter range back. However, I’d think the deer that winter on the east side of the unit got hit harder than those on the west.

The road I take to snowmobile is the east boundary and there were quite a lot of dead roadkill. The west boundary is I-15. And there’s a lot of land between the freeway and the mountains. Much less kill on the west side.

From: BULELK1
26-May-23
Well, hell....

As many of ya know I started a thread to share my 20 Gen deer points earlier this year.

I ended up going Group with a guy, his wife and his daughter who is an Adult now after her Youth tags.

I have sponsored her in the FFA/4H, she won last year, I worked with her dad years ago and have helped his wife on her Boulder Rifle hunt too.

I'm content to have shared.

SUCCESSFUL: General-season ALW (Rifle) Buck Deer

Hunt: Fillmore Weapon: Any Legal Weapon Your season date(s): Oct 21 - Oct 29, 2023

Kinda shocking but I actually drew 2 tags in the draw this year.

Robb

From: sticksender
26-May-23
Congrats Robb, & good on you for sharing.

From: bowhunt
26-May-23
Congratulations on the tag Bulelk1

I’ve never been in that unit in October, but lots of fun memories in August spot and stalking velvet bucks.

Some beautiful country you will be in.

From: bowelk65
26-May-23
Good going Rob on the tags and helping out others. I drew WY. GEN elk and will be going to the same area that we hunted when you met us there on west side. Good luck. John C.

From: BowHiker
26-May-23
Lifetime resident and didn't even draw general archery tag. Ridiculous. I feel cursed with all the unsuccessfuls over the years. Feels like I'm just donating money.

26-May-23
Looks like I drew north slope general archery deer.

From: steff
26-May-23
Nada for LE Elk.

From: Thornton
26-May-23
How the heck did I draw as a NR the first try ever, and you didn't draw Bowhiker?

From: txhunter58
26-May-23
Anyone know of issues with elk dying this winter. Or was it primarily deer?

From: badbull
26-May-23
BULELK1, you are inspiration by sharing points and more. I took a page from your book and got general bow tags for my offspring that I mentor. I find that more rewarding than actually getting a tag myself, Badbull

From: BULELK1
27-May-23
Thanks All.

Ya going back in this fall? John

I should have said that this Filmore/Pahvant deer tag is the same boundaries as the Filmore/Pahvant LE Bull unit.

If any of ya drew that tag, let me know 'cause I'm going to be down there quite a bit this late summer and fall with the Multi-Season Spike tag.

For sure touch base with Team Doyle (Silent Stalker and his bro elkhunterUt)

Good luck, Robb

From: DL
27-May-23
Buddy texted this morning he got drawn for Buffalo, Bitter creek. He got the one N/R tag

From: Rockbass
29-May-23
Good luck to ev eryone. 23 Elk...24 Bison...maybe next year.

30-May-23
I drew Mt. Dutton Archery Elk. Super pumped

From: Mark
31-May-23
Drew San Juan early archery elk. Very grateful to have this tag. I’ve run bear in there a couple times with my hounds. Plan on 4 scouting trips before the season opens. Can hunt the whole season. If anyone has suggestions on where they’d scout I’m all ears. Thanks Mark

From: HDE
31-May-23
@Thornton, if it was a general, then all with the same amount of pref points are random. If an LE hunt, all are random unless you are a max point holder.

04-Jun-23
Hey guys, Mark posted above about drawing the San Juan early archery elk tag and is “all ears” for help about scouting. In 2015 I drew a moose tag in SE Idaho and posted a similar request on Bowsite as Idaho game and fish said there were no guides or outfitters in my unit. Out of the blue Mark texted and said he would help me. And help he did. And so did his friends. He helped me scout, got me permission to hunt private if needed and was just damn good company. . I arrowed a really nice bull that Mark had seen on day one and Mark’s 4 buddies showed up to pack him out. never met them in my life but there they were. They refused payment of any kind, said it was an unwritten code to come help if available. Mark was off later in the week intending to hunt with me so we just hung out with him and friends and had a blast, and I am forever grateful. . He even came south to turkey hunt with me in LA ( lower Alabama) . . They don’t make men any better , so if ever you wanted to help someone you didn’t know that deserved it please chime in. Can’t wait to see his pics on this hunt!

From: BULELK1
04-Jun-23
Good for you Mark------->

It's going to be a challenge to beat your Nv. 111-- Bull from a year or two back!!

Good luck, Robb

04-Jun-23
Congrats everyone. Some very good units drawn above.

I submitted for PP’s only in all my app states this year. Have a New Mexico hunt planned with my son in law.

I hope to be use my Utah points in a year or three when I can hunt the entire season. Mark, hopefully someone gives you a starting point. Sounds like that’s all you need.

From: Thornton
04-Jun-23
Thanks HDE

From: Mark
06-Jun-23
Thanks, C3

From: Spaz
13-Jun-23
I drew early archery on the Beaver unit. It was my 26th consecutive year of applying for elk in Utah. I'd gladly take any hot tips or would like to hear about anybody else's experience hunting that part of Utah. I'm headed down to start scouting in 3 weeks and will spend 3 weeks of the season hunting. Very excited.

From: BULELK1
14-Jun-23
Beaver auction tag went for $180k.

Big bulls for sure.

Enjoy man---->

Good luck, Robb

From: SteveB
15-Jun-23
$180k....dang.

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