Deseret Public Bull Elk Hunt

2019 Deseret Bull Elk Hunting INformation

If you're a Utah resident, you can obtain a Deseret CWMU bull elk permit by applying through the public drawing. If you are a NON-RESIDENT you cannot apply for a CWMU permit through the public drawing. You can, however, purchase a permit and a guided hunt directly from Wild Country Outfitters for the Deseret CWMU. To learn more about Utah's CWMU program click HERE. 

  • Meeting location: Meeting location: Lost Creek Reservoir in Croydon, UT (Click Here for directions to Lost Creek) or the Main Ranch in Woodruff (Click Here for directions to the Main Ranch)

  • Hunt Dates: Choose week 1 or week 2 (You can’t come both weeks)

    • Week 1: Monday, Sep 2nd 11:00 AM through Saturday, September 7th at 12:00 PM

      • This week is a physically demanding. You will have to able to hike 5-10 miles a day through the steepest country on the ranch. Ask questions before selecting this week.

    • Week 2: Monday, October 28th 10:00 AM through Saturday, November 2nd at 12:00 PM

      • This week is just as good as the earlier hunt. The bulls are closer to roads and hiking is not near as difficult. Please select this week if you can’t meet the physical demands of week 1.

    • These are the only weeks available for the 2019 Deseret bull elk hunt

  • Guided: Yes, 2 hunters per guide. NO COST

    • If you would like to be guided one-on-one the cost is $1,250 and you can bring ONE guest.

  • Trophy care: Packing and caping of your trophy.

  • Meals/Lodging: Included for the hunter free of charge. Beds/bedding, towels, pillows, rest rooms, hot showers, and electricity. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

  • Guest Rules: If you are 21 years of age or younger, a female, 70 years of age and older, and/or have a disability (you have a physical or mental condition that makes you unable to hunt without major assistance of another individual), you are allowed to bring ONE guest.

    • Youth/female/70+/disability accommodations: If you are 21 years of age or younger, a female, 70 years of age and older, and/or have a disability (you have a physical or mental condition that makes you unable to hunt without major assistance of another individual), you are allowed to bring ONE guest.

      • If you want to bring a guest but are NOT a youth, female, 70+, and/or disabled hunter you will have to pay a $1,250 fee. You will be guided 1x1 ( $1,100) plus your guest food ($150).

  • Weapons allowed: Any legal weapon

  • Tips: tips are not mandatory but are greatly appreciated by the guides and cooks. The tips range form $100-$1500 (split between your guide and cooks).

Our management plan on Deseret is to harvest old/mature bull elk. We consider elk to be mature at 7.5+. Our goal as an outfitter is to present the hunter with opportunities to harvest a mature bull. We are NOT going to field judge, score the elk, and/or state that a bull is big or small. Guides will find and locate mature elk and present opportunities. It will be the hunters choice if he/she wants to harvest the bull elk. The guide will not tell the hunter to shoot or not to shoot or that a bull is big or small; the guide will only state that it is a mature bull and its the hunters choice whether or not to shoot. If you have questions on this please ask by calling or emailing. 

To ensure a quality hunting experience for all public hunters all scheduling and inquiring must be done through Wild Country Outfitters Management (contact information at the bottom of this letter). Individual Wild Country Outfitter guides are NOT permitted to schedule hunts or deviate from the information in this letter. 

Hunters may shoot only one animal. Once an animal has been wounded, hit, or blood has been drawn, that is your animal and you will NOT be able to harvest or shoot at another animal.

Our goal is to provide you with a quality hunting experience. You will be provided with the same opportunity as our paying clients are given. Your job is to enjoy the experience and conduct yourselves in a manner so that all other guests have a quality experience as well.

To download a PDF file of the letter please CLICK HERE.