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luckydraw
02-21-2014, 09:15 PM
I was lucky enough to draw the Limited Entry San Juan Elk Ridge Deer tag (any weapon) in this years Sportsmans Expo draws. However, I have never hunted this area. Any tips on where to start my scouting?

Musket Man
02-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Congrats on the tag! Where are you from?

luckydraw
02-21-2014, 09:19 PM
Northern Utah for the past couple of years. Was in ID before that, so I haven't had much opportunity to explore much of the southern part of the state...

Musket Man
02-21-2014, 09:25 PM
I have hunted ML deer in UT a few times but not that area ( I never won a tag lol). I hear good things about the area. I would get down there and scout all I could if I was you!

luckydraw
02-21-2014, 09:27 PM
Oh... I plan on it! Not sure the wife is too happy about it, but how often does a tag like this fall into your lap!

Musket Man
02-21-2014, 09:35 PM
Dont worry about it. Wives come and go but that big buck (or not so big buck) mounted on your wall will be with you forever and Im sure finding another wife would be easier then getting this tag again. LOL

luckydraw
02-21-2014, 09:38 PM
Great advice! The more I research this tag and area, the more I'm going to have to agree w/ you!!!

Musket Man
02-21-2014, 10:25 PM
I have had a few women coma and go. Still got the same gun, dog, horse, and truck! LOL

Umpqua Hunter
02-21-2014, 10:35 PM
Luckydraw, my wife had the non-resident muzzleloader deer tag there in 2012. Send me a PM, we can set up a phone call and I'll tell you everything I know.

gonhunting247
02-21-2014, 10:43 PM
Wow, congratulations!

robiland
02-25-2014, 12:30 PM
A great tag to have. My friend had that tag 2 years ago. He said that he read about a few spots to hit, and I cant remember them righ off my head, but he said there were a ton of deer on the archery hunt. He shot a toad. 195" buck. Call the biologist in that area. He gave my friend some great tips on where to start and worked well for him. Good luck, but apparently you all ready have the luck!!!

woodtick
02-28-2014, 09:13 PM
If your ever around Crump Motors in Tremonton stop in an talk to Alan, he had this tag last year and is an awesome guy and would definitely help ya out. Just tell him Lance sent ya;)

Sawfish
03-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Dont worry about it. Wives come and go but that big buck (or not so big buck) mounted on your wall will be with you forever and Im sure finding another wife would be easier then getting this tag again. LOL

It might be easier, but a heck of a lot more expensive!

Musket Man
03-08-2014, 12:23 AM
It might be easier, but a heck of a lot more expensive!

I said find a wife, not buy one! LOL

Caribou Creek
03-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Look into the Beef Basin area , I had the ML tag in 1996 and it was very poor then, spent a week prior to the opener scouting and never saw any good bucks , I hope it has gotten better since then, we hunted both high and low.

Good luck on the hunt.

Elkhunter96
03-20-2014, 10:40 AM
It's a great tag. I would have to look at the map since I've forgotten the names, but saw lots of really nice bucks while helping a friend on a muzzy elk hunt.