I am looking for some advice from people with experience elk hunting in Utah. I have been applying for an archery elk tag in Utah and now have 6 points. Where I am now living, I can archery hunt every year with a reasonable chance to shoot a 300-340 bull. Since I have pretty good opportunities now as far as being able to hunt every year, I would like to make Utah my shot at getting a really big bull in one of the primo units. My question is, what season offers the best chance at taking a big bull? With the archery seasons in August, it seems like this would make for really tough hunting with hot weather and no rutting action. Maybe I am wrong on this. Does the best rut activity fall during muzzleloader or rifle season? Maybe by the time rifle season rolls around many of the elk have been pushed onto private land and maybe many of the rifle permits require too many points to have a reasonable chance at drawing. Of course all of this probably varies from unit to unit. If anyone can share some info I would really appreciate it!