Utah Mule Deer Hunting
Utah is well known for trophy class mule deer
offer guided or unguided mule deer hunts in many
areas of central and northern Utah. Hunters
wanting to hunt for some of the best bucks that
Utah has to offer need to apply in the
limited-entry draw for tags.
Hunters who do not
draw a Utah limited-entry deer tag can choose a
Utah Northern Region hunt, a Utah CWMU private
ranch mule deer hunt, or an
Idaho Mule Deer Hunt.
Late season deer and elk meat hunts are also
available for hunters wanting to fill their
freezer with some tasty venison.
has numerous options for good mule deer hunting
and can almost always find a hunter a good mule
deer hunt even if you are late in the year
getting organized. Many of the deer hunts can
also be combined with Upland Bird Hunting for an
even more exciting experience.
predation is not a serious problem like in some
other areas. There are no documented wolf packs
and there are very few bear in most of our
hunting areas so
there is very little impact on the deer herds
from those predators.
have several proven hunting camps where many
good animals have been taken. Choose a guided
hunt or an unguided hunt in any of the deer camps
or the lodge. Whether you're a serious trophy
hunter or just meat hunting, these hunts are a great choice.
bucks have about 16" to 24" racks but
a few trophy mule deer with 24” to 32"
racks have been taken in these Utah hunt areas. Remember, in order to kill big bucks,
you have to hunt an area that has a history of
producing big bucks. Bearpaw Outfitters will
advise you of your best options for the type of
deer you want to hunt.
The hunt areas are
scattered throughout central and northern Utah. The
mountains are breathtakingly beautiful with most
elevations in the hunt areas ranging 6000 to 8500 feet.
Hunting methods often
include glassing & spotting feeding areas in
sage openings or open hillsides, spot
& stalk hunting, watching water holes, or still hunting
trails and ridges.
Deer & Elk Seasons
The Utah CWMU
Rifle Mule Deer Season is open from September 1
to October 31. The Utah General Season Rifle Mule Deer
is open October 17-25. Bow season
runs August 15 to September 11.
General Muzzleloader Season is open September 23
to October 1.
This depends on
the area. Rifle mule deer
hunting is usually best on the CWMU the first 5 days
of September, the last 5 days of September, the
first 5 days of October, and the last 5 days of
deer hunting and the general deer seasons are about the same throughout
opportunity usually averages 75% to 100% on the guided hunts. Shots
often range from 100 to 300+ yards so sight
rifles dead on at 200 yards. Flat shooting, long
range calibers are best.
Choose 1 to 3 hunters per guide. Hunts include
your guide, meals, lodging, game retrieval and
Get meals, lodging, and hunting advice daily.
Hunt on your own but get help retrieving your
Includes your chosen accommodations, map of
the area, and hunting advice. Perfect for hunters who
want to be self sufficient, hunt on their own, and
care for their game.
Stay at a comfortable motel in town. BPO will pick up & return guided
hunters daily. Unguided hunters
drive themselves. Your room and restaurant meals are not
included so remember to budget for these
Enjoy indoor lodging in the mountains with
cooked meals in the dining room, warm indoor
bathrooms, and cozy
bedrooms. It’s only minutes to some hunting areas.
Hosted Tent Camp:
The camp is accessed by auto and usually has 4
to 10 Guided or Unguided hunters in camp.
Includes tents, camp gear, portable toilet,
kitchen area, water, cooked meals and services
provided by Bearpaw staff.
Camp is accessed by auto and suited for 2 to 8
unguided hunters. You do not have to ride horses
to get to camp. Includes tent, camp gear, water,
portable toilet, firewood hand saw, and hunting
advice. Bring your own food.
is a very modest camp for 1 to 3 hunters, with
heat in the sleeping quarters and easy to
prepare meals. Call before the
hunt to verify that conditions are not too
severe to camp. Bring your warm sleeping bag for the
arrange for an ATV on their guided hunt for an additional $600 per hunter
September may have frosty
nights, but days often warm up to 50 to 80
degrees. October temps often range from 20 to 60
degrees and snow is possible. Check the current
weather forecast with the weather link on the
Utah Hunting Details page before
you leave for the hunt.
Licenses, Hunter Ed,
Licenses for Elk & Deer
are available over the counter for $772.50.
Hunter Ed is required if born
after Jan 1, 1975.
What’s Not Included
Your personal gear, sleeping
bag, motel rooms, restaurant meals, meat processing and shipping, taxidermy,
licenses, gratuities, and any other items not
listed as being included.
Travel and Itinerary
fly into the Salt
Lake City rent a car,
it’s only about a 1 to 3 hour drive depending on
which hunt area you choose. Arrive
the evening before your hunt begins.
stay at a motel near the butcher shop so you can clean up that evening and
pick up your meat from the butcher shop in the
morning before departing for home.
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