SEPTEMBER RIFLE BUGLE HUNT UTAH 35,000 FREE RANGE ACRES 100 PERCENT PAST YEARS AVERAGE 310 TO 320 INCHES
This outfitter runs 4 consecutive rifle rut hunts from September 14 to October 7 with up to 8 hunters per hunt and has consistently been 100 percent success for the past several years.
Last fall 27 hunters tagged bulls averaging right about 320 gross score, with the top bull going 349 inches. They actually had a repeat hunter only wanting a 350 or better bull and he did not score, but he did see 2 of that caliber, but could not get them killed.
2015 was a super year mainly due to a mild 2014 winter and an exceptionally rainy 2015 spring, together these factors produced great antler growth for the elk and deer. The best bull taken last fall went 352 inches and they only killed one bull under 300. Average was close to 330, but this was an exceptional year and normally the average bull grosses 310 to 320 inches.
This hunt takes place in northeastern Utah on 35,000 free range private acres. The ranch is in the CWMU program, allowing them to rifle hunt in September and October during the rut. The property has an amazing bull to cow ratio of 80:100 and hunters can expect to see 15 to 20 good bulls per day. They normally take 8 hunters per hunt starting September 14 and finishing early October. This way all the hunters get to experience the rut in full force with bugling bulls and crashing of antlers. HCU has never had a hunter come home without a bull on this hunt.