In Utah, most elk habitat is in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains and in the higher elevations of the Colorado Plateau. Elk habitat is shown in red in Map 2, along with the major Ecoregions found in Utah. The Wasatch Mountain Range runs North-South the length of the state along the east side of Interstate 15.
Where is the best place to hunt elk in Utah?
If you just want to kill a general-season elk, the spike-only Wasatch Mountains and Central Mountains units can be very good, with access via the Uinta National Forest and Manti-La Sal National Forest. For a general-season unit that allows any-bull harvest, consider the Pine Valley unit in southwest Utah.
How much does it cost to kill an elk?
How much does an elk hunt cost? Elk hunts go for as little as $2,000 to well over $10,000. The area, style of hunting, caliber of bulls and accommodations, all influence how much you will pay.
Can you buy elk tags over the counter in Utah?
Currently updating this post for 2020 Utah’s General Elk Season permits are not called “Over-the-counter (OTC) permits but they are available OTC for both residents and non-residents on a first come first serve basis.
How much is a spike elk tag in Utah?
2021 Utah License & Permit Fee Changes for Non-residents
|Non-resident License/Permit||Current Fee (< 2020)||% Change|
|Elk (limited-entry bull)||$800||25%|
|Elk (limited-entry multi-season bull)||$1,505||20%|
|Elk (general bull or spike)||$393||51%|
|Elk (general multi-season bull)||$700||14%|
Are there elk in Utah?
Wapiti is the Shawnee name for elk and means “white rump” or “white deer.” There are six recognized subspecies of elk in North America with all of the elk in Utah of the subspecies known as Rocky Mountain elk (C. e. nelsoni). In 1971, the Rocky Mountain elk was designated as Utah’s state animal.
How many elk tags are issued in Utah?
Changes to statewide elk plan: The Utah Wildlife Board approved changes to the state- wide elk-management plan. These changes increase the number of general-season any bull elk permits from 15,000 to 17,500 and also allow an unlimited number of general- season any bull elk permits for youth.
What state has the largest bull elk?
Colorado has the largest elk herd in the country at almost 280,000.
How old is a 5 point elk?
In good habitat, a bull may have a 5-point rack as a 2-1/2-year-old and then a small six-point rack as a 3-1/2-year-old. Its best antlers, however, usually come at age 9-1/2 to 12-1/2, so remember that not every 6×6 is a trophy.