I’ve had more questions recently from non-resident elk hunters asking about the Utah General Elk Season. Utah has plenty of elk and many units are above the population objectives, so why not hunt in Utah? But not all general units are good bets for hunters not
Below are hunting tips and information from our DIY hunting experiences in the backcountry. Whether its hunting deer, elk, grouse or other game, we always have fun and learn something new - successes and failures alike.
-->Hunting Elk - Everything From Planning to Packing ‘em Out.
Yes, that’s right. You can hunt elk in 2017 without winning the lottery. So, if you want to hunt elk in the West, why does everyone tell you have to start building points in the various lottery or draw systems?
The most common questions I get from first time, out of state DIY elk hunters is about how to choose a hunting unit. Chances are, you can find elk on every unit on most
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) manages elk in 43 Data Analysis Units (DAU) and the state is also divided into 184 Game Management Units (GMU). And yes, I counted them all.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) manages elk in 29 Elk Management Zones and 89 management units. Idaho has Over-the-Counter (OTC) elk tags for both residents and non-residents in all but one of the elk management zones
The Utah Division of Wildlife (UDWR) manages elk in 29 management units in the state, but these units are sub-divided in such a way, there are really 50 elk management areas. Over-the-counter (OTC) elk permits are available for both
This is a reminder so you don’t miss the application deadlines to hunt big game in Western states. Different states have different species of big game
This post is based on a chapter from my DIY Elk Hunting Guide. The most common reasons people give for not going on a DIY elk hunt to the West comes down to three reasons:
Wyoming is another state that offers Over-the-Counter (OTC) elk tags, but has now been limited to residents only.
Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) offers general and archery-only elk tags they call “over-the-counter nonpermit-tags”. Only a government agency could come up with a permit called a non-permit.