Successful-UT-draw applicants new to forum Read This! LOL!!!!
I just found out this morning that I drew Unit 14A for the 2014 season archery hunt! I am pretty excited, but have never spent any time in that unit. I would love any advice anyone is willing to share on where to find good bucks.
I will be hunting with my brother and our 2 sons (age 10 & 11).
If anyone can narrow the unit down for me, I would greatly appreciate it!
In addition, I might be willing to pay a trespass fee for access to private land (if anyone knows a landowner in the area) depending on what animals were there and how much the landowner wanted for access of course.
I would prefer to hunt public lands though, I am just wanting to really give the boys a chance to see some bucks, and feel like they are a part of the hunt.
Anyway -- thanks in advance for any help!
Yeah, I guess i fell right into that trap.
Not really expecting anyone to invite me right into their tree stand with them, just any general info is helpful!
Thats the one thing I dont care about this forum, is that they dont like newbies to join and ask a question. I had no idea about this forum until i did a search on a unit I drew and then I found this forum. It has been great, but I hate all the "if youre new, wait to ask" .
Any how, I like Unit 14A. Down by Montecello. It a great place with lots of deer. We unted it archery a few years ago and had a blast. I wish my group would go back, but its a long ways from Northern Utah. Go West out of Montecello and you will do just fine. THere are a few canyons we hunted and saw some studs. I think spring Canyon is the name. Its the head waters of the creek. But get high and dont be afraid to get off the atv's and hike. Lots of bears too. So be careful.
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate the input, I'll check into that area for sure!
Case in point... awhile back a brand spanking new poster comes on asking for info on the once in a lifetime tag he drew. I saw his posts as a first time user on other forums too. He almost seemed put out that he wasn't getting the information he was looking for. Like he was somehow entitled to it. I tried helping him and a few others helped out too. Guess what? I haven't seen him back on here helping anyone else out. So now you see the other side.
No ones saying "don't ask"... they're just saying join in and don't take the info and run! Darkphage, I wish you well on your hunt. I'm sure you will get some info from all the great resources here.
As for my ability to help anyone else out, I have hunted the Pavahant range in Utah for 25 years. I can narrow down anyones trophy elk hunt a lot. And I have spent almost 30 days hunting the famed Paunsaugunt for both Archery & Rifle. Please let me help anyone with questions. I am pretty confident there as well.
I am mostly hoping to find help on 14A for where I might find bucks that I could arrow from a tree stand, or an out of the way spring that I could take my 9 year old to, and let him see what this is all about.
Anyway, I appreciate all who've contributed so far, and will readily admit that I completely understand where CoHi is coming from. I'm more excited about bowhunting than I have been in a while, and didn't really think before I spoke (or posted in this case). I'm sure all are guilty of that at one time or another!
Thanks in Advance,
Last edited by Darkphage; 05-20-2014 at 05:23 PM.
We dont mind new guys asking questions, but we do appreciate an introduction and hope you stick around. There are alot of new guys that make 1 post asking for info and we try to help them and never even get a thank you which can be a bit frustrating to guys that are on here regularly.
"Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."
Hey guys we are here to help the new guys to the forum as well as the old guys. I does get very old have new guys join to just ask where do I hunt. But we are here to help. Go to the new members section give an intro. Do a few searches and see what you can find. Chances are your question as already been asked. Show alittle interest in the forum and that your not just going to bail when you get the info your looking for.
Good luck on your hunt and I think it's great your taking the kids along for the hunt. I don't have any info to share for Utah. Sorry.
I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.
I hunted 14A for the first time last yr on the Archery hunt and went into the area a bit blind. Did however see a lot of deer. Not a lot of big bucks but some decent ones. This area is tough to hunt. Its steep! and there are a lot of ATV trails. Most of the bucks we seen were up high and away from the traffic. I will absolutely second the statement about a lot of bears! We seen bears everyday it seemed like. I was fortunate to draw this tag again this yr and will still be learning the area. Its a great hunt weather you get a deer or not. Lots of elk in this unit also. I believe you can purchase an OTC cow/spike tag for this unit. Wouldn't be a bad option to keep the kids interested if not seeing a lot of deer.