Seems like summer just got here but its going quickly! Last week while running home for lunch I saw 4 huge velvet-laden whitetail bucks in a neighboring field. It was middle of the day and central Virginia HOT! But, there they were, feeding right along the edge of a property currently being subdivided. Just happened to be the same location I saw a monster whitetail buck just before hunting season came in last year. I’m pretty sure he was probably one of those bucks in the field. Even on the hottest days of the year seeing those bucks made me think of one thing! The upcoming hunting season!
My father and my boss will be headed to Montana to hunt mule deer and elk. I’ll stay here and hunt whitetails with my boys and grandfather. In the big scheme of things, I guess its never to early to begin planning an upcoming hunt. If you are still looking for a western elk trip, Utah is the place for you. Keep reading on how to apply for a bull tag, but don’t wait, they will probably go fast!
“If you want to hunt bull elk in Utah this fall, it’s easy to get a permit to hunt during the general season. Just log onto www.wildlife.utah.gov, or visit a Division of Wildlife Resources office or your nearest Utah hunting license agent, and buy one.”
“A total of 30,000 rifle and muzzleloader permits went on sale July 11.”
“If you didn’t get a permit on July 11, don’t worry: it usually takes a few weeks for general elk permits to sell out. “Don’t wait too long, though,” says Lindy Varney, wildlife licensing coordinator for the DWR. ”