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I drew this tag this year and I am super excited. I know there is not much public land to hunt in this unit, so I am Wondering if any body has any helpful info on areas to check out, or possibly landowners to talk to that may allow access on or through their land.
I don't mind paying a trespass fee as long as there are moose on the property w worth pursuing. Also I work for a fence company, so I could also trade time and our materials for access.

So far this year I've only seen cows and calves, so any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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What is your definition of a "moose worth pursuing"? There are lots of moose on this unit, but it will take some time to find the bigger ones unless you are lucky and just stumble onto one. Knowing your size expectations, and what you are willing to shoot/not shoot will go a long ways on this hunt.
 

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I drew this tag this year and I am super excited. I know there is not much public land to hunt in this unit
Do you think? That's what the DWR page says that when you're applying for the tag, but you did it anyways, and now you're stuck with a $500 once in a lifetime tag, and nowhere to fill it.

I have always hunted this area, and it ticks me off that I have 10+ bonus points, and a place to go, but every year a thread pops up here about someone who drew the tag and has nowhere to go.
 

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Do you think? That's what the DWR page says that when you're applying for the tag, but you did it anyways, and now you're stuck with a $500 once in a lifetime tag, and nowhere to fill it.

I have always hunted this area, and it ticks me off that I have 10+ bonus points, and a place to go, but every year a thread pops up here about someone who drew the tag and has nowhere to go.
Sounds like you guys should get together and enjoy a great hunt. It may not be your tag but that doesn't make the chase any less fun...sometime makes it even funner.
 

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Do you think? That's what the DWR page says that when you're applying for the tag, but you did it anyways, and now you're stuck with a $500 once in a lifetime tag, and nowhere to fill it.

I have always hunted this area, and it ticks me off that I have 10+ bonus points, and a place to go, but every year a thread pops up here about someone who drew the tag and has nowhere to go.
And you may be waiting for a long time yet. Maybe try and help a guy out and maybe Karma will come back in your favor.
 

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Do you think? That's what the DWR page says that when you're applying for the tag, but you did it anyways, and now you're stuck with a $500 once in a lifetime tag, and nowhere to fill it.

I have always hunted this area, and it ticks me off that I have 10+ bonus points, and a place to go, but every year a thread pops up here about someone who drew the tag and has nowhere to go.
And you may be waiting for a long time yet. Maybe try and help a guy out and maybe Karma will come back in your favor.
Thats what Im saying. Ive been hunting up there my whole life as well and have 10+ moose points. truhunter! I sent you another PM
 

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Do you think? That's what the DWR page says that when you're applying for the tag, but you did it anyways, and now you're stuck with a $500 once in a lifetime tag, and nowhere to fill it.

I have always hunted this area, and it ticks me off that I have 10+ bonus points, and a place to go, but every year a thread pops up here about someone who drew the tag and has nowhere to go.
Easy now! Good grief! BYUs 4th consecutive quest at 8-5 Football record hasn't even started yet and already we're getting upset over something we have no control over... (And 8-5 with a bowl win would be a great year for them)!

I used to get bugged when people put in for units based on the number of points they have knowing they can draw a unit they know absolutely nothing about. But then I decided that because I don't own the land or the animals, I would give them some pointers. And I think those people are grateful for the help given. After all, this is a once in a lifetime permit... And though you may know a spot or two, you should keep those to yourself for when you draw this permit in 20 years.

I hunted Whitetail in a little town in Kansas in 2012. Had an absolute blast. We paid a trespass fee and after scouting thought we'd look into some public land on the unit we drew. I couldn't believe how willing the people were to help out there including giving us detailed directions to where they were seeing some nice bucks. Here you ask this (at a sportsmans store, or on this forum) and we give the death stare. I don't think anyone has ever asked for a honey hole, but a little pointer here and there. Just makes me laugh!
 

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I drew this tag this year and I am super excited. I know there is not much public land to hunt in this unit, so I am Wondering if any body has any helpful info on areas to check out, or possibly landowners to talk to that may allow access on or through their land.
I don't mind paying a trespass fee as long as there are moose on the property w worth pursuing. Also I work for a fence company, so I could also trade time and our materials for access.

So far this year I've only seen cows and calves, so any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Truhunter, I have a really good friend who lives up Weber Canyon. I can ask him to look into you paying a trespass fee to some people he knows and has a great relationship with up there with thousands of acres. Let me know if you're interested.
 

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BYUhunter, chill out. You sound like a BYU fan after 4 Utah wins in a row. Maybe show a little charity and help the guy out, and luck will turn your way. You know what they say...when you're living right on and off the hunt, magic happens.

GO UTES!
 

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Do you think? That's what the DWR page says that when you're applying for the tag, but you did it anyways, and now you're stuck with a $500 once in a lifetime tag, and nowhere to fill it.

I have always hunted this area, and it ticks me off that I have 10+ bonus points, and a place to go, but every year a thread pops up here about someone who drew the tag and has nowhere to go.
Geeze lighten up.Maybe someone will help him out on this .
 

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I decided that I would chime in just because BYUHunter jumped down your throat... So I guess you can thank him. I would recommend checking out the East Canyon WMA by east canyon reservoir. Then if you can get deep enough in there to the Kippen property there is a lot more of the rich deeper habitat that the moose like up there.

On the west boundary of the unit you have some usfs land just prior to entering into the Hardscrabble CWMU. Keep a good gps unit so you are sure you are in the usfs land and not in the Hardscrabble CWMU and you should be able to find some good moose up that way. Just make sure that you are east of the summit. Deep creek should produce.
 

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I guess they didn't teach him at BYU that you can't be a douche on an online forum until you have at least 100 posts. A UVU grad would have surely been more prepared for the real world.

As far as the moose.......find a nice place, pay a moderate trespass fee, and have the hunt of a lifetime.------SS
 

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Thanks guys for your help. I have found a few bulls, but I was just interested in any additional info or help which I appreciate. I knew what I was doing when I put in for this tag and I knew there was some good bulls up here. But when I wasn't seeing any during the summer it had me worried. But if anybody does know of someone that could get me on to some property for a trespass fee, let me know.
 

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@ truhunter - hey, keep us informed on your moose hunt. Im looking at putting something together for a caribou or moose hunt up here in AK for next year.
 

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If farmington and bountiful along skyline are part of the hunt u can look there. I did muzzleloader 2 years ago for deer. I jumped moose all over the place up there.
 

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If farmington and bountiful along skyline are part of the hunt u can look there. I did muzzleloader 2 years ago for deer. I jumped moose all over the place up there.
You can find access between Jacob's Creek CMWU and Hardscrabble CMWU to get onto the Hogsback. You'll need to have a good GPS to make sure you are not trespassing. How you plan on getting a moose out of there is beyond me.

It's nasty, wet, brush overgrown, etc It's basically hell without the fire and brimstone.

I grew up in Morgan and a group of us once hiked down from Farmington Peak to Milton. It was all downhill and very physically demanding.

Most of Morgan County is CMWU's, but with that you may be able to find a bigger bull.

You might want to call Jacob's Creek or Hardscrabble and ask permission to get onto the public land through their CMWU's.

TL; DR

You'll be hugging the CWMU's until you can find access into the national forest. It's all locked up from the bottom, so you'll have to come in from the top.
 
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