Hunt #8055 Semi-guided Antelope/Mule Deer 1600 Ac Private
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Hunt ID: UT-8055
About the Outfitter:
The landowner knows a lot about the land and the animals and passes it on to the hunter on this 1600 acre private ranch in Southeastern Utah. What brings the bucks in October is the does which have selected that location because it is easy for their fawns to feed in the spring. They just never leave the alfalfa circles area and the bucks know it. Earlier seasons you will find smaller bucks, mostly ones that were born right there and never left. The October bucks come in off the desert where they have been in bachelor herds with the other bucks all summer.
The property is conservatively managed and there is an abundance of deer. There are quality bucks on the property.
Since the does are here for good the bucks come in off the desert around the last week of September and the 1st week in October. This is when the pushing matches take place, then the winner will breed and stay with the herd for another month or two.
Many hunt from blinds or tree stands but if you are ok with longer shots you can do without the tree stands and blinds, whatever you need bring it with you.
I recommend the South Hill with binoculars and a spotting scope for a beginning. In the morning and evening, be in the places that you saw the bucks from the hill tops and wait for them to come out like clockwork. It is not uncommon to see 20 deer in the open alfalfa fields at one time. Many day bed in different parts of the farm so when they are coming out, they can come out anywhere.
Muzzleloader shooters can use a scope of any type and any power. This is not very common in the western part of the US. In both cases it can double your accuracy yardage. Additional 640 acres bordered by BLM land can be hunted but the water source is very limited so it is only valuable when the water holes fill up. Otherwise they are dry and the animals move elsewhere where water is available, sometimes to the sprinkled circle alfalfa pivots on the main ranch. This area gets little snow every year so travel in and out of the area and around the farm is quite easy. I would recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get on top of the south mountain and around the farm if it rains, or possibly a freak snowstorm, but otherwise the roads are good on the ranch as well.
Near Price, Utah Southeastern Region units 12/16B/16C.
Semi-guided/DIY private land trespass hunt.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Mule deer and antelope any season.
Lay of the Land:
The ranch/farm has at least 3-4 alfalfa sprinkler pivots. But even more are being replanted every year. Part of the pivots are usually being reseeded each year, so there is usually some new alfalfa available, but the deer like it old or new and it is green because most everything else in the fall is dry. The Alfalfa pivots provide alfalfa and water to the minimal livestock and wildlife year-round. Even when the sprinklers are off for the winter there are water tanks throughout the farm, so water is always available and precious to the cattle and wildlife in this arid semi-desert area. The alfalfa is the main resource at the ranch and the number of cattle and where they stay does not affect the hunting, many times the cattle are kept in a corral and of course out of the alfalfa. The acreage is 2/3rds alfalfa and 1/3 cover around and between the alfalfa circles. Around the circles are high weeds and trees like an oasis on a desert. Around the outer edges is mostly BLM. Confirm that your licenses are legal there but 99% of the time you will shoot the deer and antelope on the alfalfa or the cover around and in between the circles.
Rifle deer licenses require 1 point to draw and the application period is in February.
The antelope license is much more difficult to draw and requires 7 points to draw. For muzzleloader license it is the same as rifle 1 point to draw.
Feel free to book on a buck deer hunt even if you have zero points because it takes a maximum of 1 point to draw. Feel free to book antelope if you have 6 points and are going to apply in February.
Only up to 2 mule deer or one antelope hunter per year.
Mode of Travel:
4x4 vehicle and foot.
This is considered a low impact hunt meaning easier walking.
One mule deer buck harvested during the muzzleloader hunt scored 155 to 160. The antelope run between 11” and 14 inches, just look them all over, don’t spook them and then decide.
DIY hunt success rate is not tracked.
Semi-guided 5 days mule deer or antelope $1795/person.
There is an area to camp on the ranch or a house trailer to rent for $50 to $100 per night depending on your budget. Town is only 10 Miles away with a motel if you wish.
- Access to the 1600 acre private ranch.
- Camping allowed on property.
- Landowner shows you the property and makes recommendations on where he has seen animals taken before.
What’s Not Included:
- Hunting Licenses
- Transportation to Utah
- Field care of game and pack-out
- Game processing
Use the Outfitter Request Form to check on availability, ask questions or book it. Or call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.