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Does anyone know why the proclamation seems to be contradictory showing the areas in Salt Lake County South of I-80 as spike only but then states that hunters in the extended archery area may take an elk of hunters choice?

I have asked the Division several times for a clarification and they simply will not return my emails. I guess they have more important things to do like harassing hunters.

Any thoughts or clarifications are welcome.
 

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I think the spike only has do with the general archery hunt, but when the extended comes along it then switches to any bull.
 

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I have no idea why the Board doesn't clarify this ongoing confusion, but the reason you'll get different responses from DWR personnel is because of the definitions...specifically the definition of "hunter's choice" which could be interpretted to mean a cow or spike just as easily as it could mean any elk.

If you read the wording (the law) and forget the map, (which is for general reference only), then you'll see that they specify spike when they're talking about spike.

The Wasatch extended is an any elk area through both the regular archery season and the extended season, including SL county.

The trick is finding any elk in the SL county portion. It can be done, but it isn't easy. They're on the eastern boundary near Parley's, but access is really difficult there and it's a lot of work just to watch them step out of bounds. They're in Big Cottonwood, but in a position where they see you coming a half hour before you can get to them.

Still, I'll be out after them first light in the morning. :lol:
 
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