Last year the archery tags sold out during the draw. So those that put down Archery as there second choice didn't get a tag. So if you really want to hunt archery make it your first choice. This may also be the last year of the state wide archery hunt in Utah.
I have been pounding the forums and talking to my frineds at Hoyt and throughout the west. I belive it will be a physically challenging hunt (just the way I like it) but I am a firm believer in "the harder I work the luckier I get!"
With all of the great bucks showing up in EBJ last year that came form the general hunt... I am stoked.
I use the opener as a camping experience and hang out with the fam. will do a few short lived hunts but just enjoy the mountains. After the opener i get serious on the extended archery range but its fairly brutal all hiking, pack it in pack it out so it helps to prepare for it but I always see a lot of good bucks its just a matter of closing the distance. This is a no brainer but scouting is key most of utahs units have good bucks you just have to stay off the atv and go a little further than the other guy. Good luck this year I cant wait!