Unit 30 Pine Valley Mule deer
I have two points in Utah for mule deer and I'm pretty sure I'll draw this tag next year if I apply. I have heard from a guy who hunts the area in muzzle loader season that it is a waste of time to hunt the rifle season in this unit because there is so many people. I'm just curious if this is actually true or if it can still be a decent hunt, and if its possible to avoid the crowds and find a decent buck. I can always apply for an archery tag if needed.
You can always get away from the people. The question is will there be deer there. My wife and I only went out twice last season but we didnt see anyone in the areas we hiked to. We didnt see deer either so maybe they all knew something I didnt. We did see a lot of sign and we had an early snow so they must have just moved out. The way I see it is that I always see nice deer in the archery season so they are hiding someplace people are not hunting or they wouldnt be getting big. That inspires me to keep looking for those hiding places.
IMO the muzzleloader season is generally better then rifle just because of when it is and there are less tags. Archery might be good too but I have never hunted it.
thanks for the replies guys, i guess i have to just figure out what i want to do. sounds like archery is a good bet