As most Utahans, we cut our teeth hunting mule deer. This has resulted in countless days scouting and hunting for bucks worthy of punching our tags. With the decline of mule deer throughout the West, it has gotten harder and harder to find and kill big mule deer every year. We typically hunt mule deer for ourselves in as many states each year as we have time to, for the simple reason that you have to hunt in as many places as you can to try and take trophy deer. Utah has some incredible mule deer genetics and today has a few areas that produce the caliber of deer we love to hunt, either for ourselves or with others that obtain a tag. Drawing tags in Utah is very tough, but if you get lucky and draw a permit, our crew of guides are very experienced and driven Mule deer hunters who love the challenge of finding the best bucks on the units they scout and guide.
The most notable Utah deer hunting unit is the Henry Mountains.
Because of conservative harvest, excellent habitat, recent burns and intensive management, the Henrys stands atop the list of trophy mule deer units in Utah. We have been very fortunate to have guided many hunters to some great bucks on the Henrys over the past several years. We've been able to harvest typical bucks from 202" to non-typicals scoring 245" and everything in between. We appreciate our hunters, who by hiring us to assist them on their hunts, have allowed us to spend hundreds of days on the Henrys searching for bucks worthy of a Henry Mountains tag. We enjoy every minute of it. We make it a personal challenge to find the best bucks alive on the Henry Mountains and stick with them until season arrives.
Despite the Henry Mountains unit being our favorite Utah deer unit, we also guide deer hunts on the Paunsaugunt, San Juan Elk Ridge, Fillmore Oak Creek, and LaSal Dolores Triangle units as our schedules allow. Tags in these units are tough to draw but they offer great opportunities at trophy bucks. There are some dramatic differences in these units during the different seasons. We highly favor hunting the archery and muzzleloader seasons to scout and hunt bucks in their summer patterns. By the time the rifle hunts come around, many of the best deer on some of these units have already been taken during the archery and muzzleloader seasons, or may migrate with weather, making relocating them tougher.
We offer free hunt consultation as you consider your bonus points in choosing a unit that will meet your trophy expectations. If you apply in Utah and draw a permit, give us a call if you're looking for a guide on your hunt.