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Hello my fellow citizen mule deer hunters!

I didn't draw out for my first choice this year, which was the rifle Central/San Rafael, but I did draw out for the muzzle loader Wasatch West and was hoping to get some info from someone who prefers to hike a lot. I like to get off the grid and wouldn't mind dragging my dear 10 miles if I had to. Anyone have any suggestions on areas that don't have many dirt roads and are harder to access?

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Getting 10 miles away from dirt roads in the wasatch west area is very difficult. Just getting 2 miles away will greatly increase your odds. An area that can produce bigger animals and is harder to access is the Spanish fork peak area. Head up Maple canyon and then hike south. Some areas are very steep and there's a lot of brush. The right fork of maple canyon can get you away from a lot of people. Good luck, I'll be hunting the WW muzzy as well but will have my ageing father with me so we will be staying closer to the roads and lighter terrain.
 

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Getting 10 miles away from dirt roads in the wasatch west area is very difficult. Just getting 2 miles away will greatly increase your odds. An area that can produce bigger animals and is harder to access is the Spanish fork peak area. Head up Maple canyon and then hike south. Some areas are very steep and there's a lot of brush. The right fork of maple canyon can get you away from a lot of people. Good luck, I'll be hunting the WW muzzy as well but will have my ageing father with me so we will be staying closer to the roads and lighter terrain.
+1, look at the southern parts of the unit.

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Is hunting allowed on the Wasatch State Park area? From the website it says "Firearms - Possession or use of firearms, traps or other devices capable of launching a projectile that can immobilize, injure or kill a person or animal, or damage property is prohibited unless the weapon or device is 1) unloaded and packed away to prevent its use, 2) being used for legal pursuit of wildlife or 3) being used by authorized enforcement officers in the performance of official duties."

Number 2 would seem to open up hunting. There is some nice country around Little Deer Creek.
 

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Is hunting allowed on the Wasatch State Park area? From the website it says "Firearms - Possession or use of firearms, traps or other devices capable of launching a projectile that can immobilize, injure or kill a person or animal, or damage property is prohibited unless the weapon or device is 1) unloaded and packed away to prevent its use, 2) being used for legal pursuit of wildlife or 3) being used by authorized enforcement officers in the performance of official duties."

Number 2 would seem to open up hunting. There is some nice country around Little Deer Creek.
That's a good question. I was planning on calling Fish and Game about the same thing because I live by Rock Canyon area and wondered if I'm allowed to hike up the Canyons near the Y or not and hunt.
 
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