Any moose tag here in the lower 48 is a dream hunt.
Escorted due to Indian reservation? Can you navigate any waterways to get there? Helicopter?Every year I cross my fingers in the hopes of drawing a Utah wild bison tag. These are bison that do just wander where they want to mostly on private land. I started applying for them when I was 16 many years ago and sill apply now that they are on a bonus point system. I did miss a few years when you needed to put the tag price up front since I was also applying for a LE elk tag and having to come up with around $2500 every year would of been tough.
Supposedly this year the Utah DOW is suppose to be offering OTC tags for the area around Wildhorse Bench south of Myton and Vernal. This herd is made up of bison that the DOW transplanted and those that wander off of the Ute Indian Reservation. It could be a tough hunt for most since the bison move onto private lands once they cross the Green River, along with Range Creek Canyon that has more Indian artifacts in it than just about all the museums put together. To get into this canyon you need to be escorted in.
But so far I have not seen the tags being available.
Stunning area, I hunted deer and elk years ago and I saw more bull moose than deer. We stayed at those cabins above Independence I think. Keep us informed.My favorite species is elk (has been and probably always will be). But this year my wife drew a Snowy Range bull moose tag. I'm really looking forward to that...a premier unit with a two and half month season and only 100 miles from home. Doesn't get much better than that!
Rich, this is a totally affordable and doable hunt. You can beat the crowds by saving up some points for a limited hunt. Just do your research and find an area with sufficient antelope numbers, reasonable access, and limited tags. I only have experience with one unit, and only had one buck tag, but have gone back a number of times with doe tags while building points. We seldom saw anyone, and no one at all if we chose to walk in a ways.I just want a peaceful antelope hunt with a couple buddies and the ability to spot & stalk a couple of herds without some guys crashing the party on us. Enjoy a few brews around the campfire at night while laughing and looking at the stars. That's my dream hunt.
Stay away from opening weekend. I never hunt the first week of the season, lots of times I never see another hunter.I just want a peaceful antelope hunt with a couple buddies and the ability to spot & stalk a couple of herds without some guys crashing the party on us. Enjoy a few brews around the campfire at night while laughing and looking at the stars. That's my dream hunt.