Whitetail Deer Hunting Equipment Provo UT

Local resource for whitetail deer hunting equipment in Provo. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to deer hunting gears, deer hunting scents, deer hunting supplies, deer hunting rifles, and bowhunting equipment, as well as advice and content on deer hunting.

Uinta National Forest
(801) 342-5100
88 West 100 North
Provo, UT
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Fontenelle Reservoir
(801) 379-1000
302 East 1860 South
Provo, UT
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Little Bear Group
(435) 637-2817
599 W. PRICE RIVER DRIVE
Price, UT
Other Activties
Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting

Cyns Of Escalante-Burr Tr Recreation Management Area
(435) 826-4291
755 W. Main St.
Escalante, UT
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Climbing; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Price Canyon Recreation Area
(435) 636-3600
125 South 600 West
Price, UT
Other Activties
Camping; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Wildlife Viewing

Stateline Reservoir
(801) 379-1071
302 East 1860 South
Provo, UT
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking

Sports Authority
(801) 225-9500
University Mall, 634 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Holiday hours may vary.

Virgin River Canyon Recreation Management Area
(928) 688-3246
345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT
Other Activties
Camping; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports

Moon Lake Reservoir
(435) 722-5018
650 West Highway 40, Box 127
Roosevelt, UT
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Winter Sports

Red Springs
Hwy 191 North
Dutch John, UT
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Horseback Riding; Hunting

Western Whitetailed Deer Hunting

White-tailed deer hunting in the West is really no longer a novelty, as whitetails have expanded their range throughout most of the major river drainages in the plains since the 1950s.  Along many of those drainages, whitetails now outnumber mule deer.   It’s difficult to recommend hunting river bottom whitetails to anyone coming from the east, as it really doesn’t differ much from what you probably already have at home.  And the tags will cost you a lot more, and it’s almost exclusively a private land operation throughout the plains.  However, the west does have a few unique whitetail hunts on public lands, and that’s what I’m going to get into here today.

Pine Ridge and Black Hills Whitetails:  Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska

This is one of my favorite hunts, and one that I return to frequently.  The real treat in this area is the high deer densities that I generally don’t get to experience throughout the rest of the West.  These whitetails are primarily of larger Dakota subspecies, Odocoileus virginianus dakotensis.  You’re looking at something on the order of 30ish deer per square mile when you include mule deer into the mix.  Even if you exclude the mule deer, there is something close to 20 whitetails per square mile.  While that may be nothing to the eastern hunter, much of this region is public land and easily huntable, creating an appealing hunt to guys like me who like a target rich environment on public land. 

The Black Hills National Forest and Nebraska National Forest make up most of your public land opportunity here.  These are primarily Ponderosa Pine forests, in rolling hills, with several areas offering over 1,000 feet of elevation difference within a mile.  The Ponderosas are rarely so dense that shots over 100 yards would be difficult, and visibility in the woods can be several hundred yards.  There are numerous openings, and combined with the elevation differences, it’s not uncommon to find a few points where you can see for several miles. The pine forests are bisected by many small drainages with denser vegetation. 

Wyoming and South Dakota operate on a draw system, but Nebraska uses a first come-first served quota system for administering tags.  The regular Nebraska firearm season is relatively short, at just 9 days in mid November, so this can be a high pressure hunt, especially on the opening weekend.  If you prefer to hunt during a lower pressure season, there is a muzzleloader season that makes up the whole month of December and there is no cap on the tags.  Both Wyoming and South Dakota offer a rifle hunt that covers the whole month of November, so in any of the three states you can get in on a rut hunt.

Big Woods Whitetails:  Idaho, Montana and Washington

Northeastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Northwestern Montana are home to one of the better kept secrets in deer hunting opportunities.  These sta...

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