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The place that I normally hunt is at about 10,000 feet in the south eastern region of the state. Normally the deer are up that high on the hunt, but we normally don't have snow this early either. How much snow does it take to push the bucks down to lower ground? According to a friend there is about 8 inches right now where I normally hunt.
 

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What area of SE Utah are you hunting??? I believe your buddy is measuring the snow with the same ruler he used to convice his wife he was swinging nine inches!!!!
 

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it will effect me alot if it snowed it would be alot easier to find these deer in the south alot better. the southern unit sucks this year.
 

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Man, how I wish I was going out with you guys. I love hunting in the snow. But there isn't enough snow to move the big bucks yet. They don't care about less than 16" of snow right now. What they care about now is putting on weight, so if they have a good food source, they'll stay put.
 

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Your buddy is full of chit!!!! Hwy six, at the summit has light dusting to NO snow. Fairview canyon the same. Twelve mile at the nipple mabey two inches. Salina canyon at the top a skiff to none. Fishlake the same. Vail pass in Co, snowing like SOB right now!!!!!! and 26 degrees. Saturday there is supposed to be a big storm lasting threw sunday, come prepared.
 

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Good to hear! He went down there about 2 weeks ago after it snowed last, so it has probably melted. I hope their isn't alot of snow because I have scouted up high not down low.
 

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It's been some time since I chased the elusive muley (archery elk has taken my time) but I used to pray for early snow. Find yourself a good lookout point and stay put. As the sun rises and moves across the sky the shadows will disappear and often give clues to what your looking for. Big bucks usually go nocturnal and will stay bedded during daytime hours so climb into those bino's and be patient while you glass for what could be revealed.
 

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Snow? How will it affect my deer? Hopefully there will be enough to cool it down quickly after I dress it out on Sat. morning :D Good luck to you all.
 

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My wife didn't need a ruler to know it is little. I pulled it out (the ruler) and she just laughed, although she was impressed that I could count out 9 millimeters!!!!!!
 

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Less hiking and more glassing. Look those hillsides over 3 or 4 times before you dismiss them.
 
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