Please keep in mind that the application period for big game hunting for Mule Deer Bucks and Bull Elk in Utah, usually starts around February 1st and you must apply online or by phone and the application period runs for approximately 30 days. Don’t miss out in getting your Utah big game Elk, Deer, Moose, Antelope and Mountain Goat hunt application filed on time.
We also offer drop camps and pick ups on most of these Utah Elk and Mule Deer hunts if you would rather not hunt with a guide. See drop camps page for information on DIY Elk and Mule Deer hunting in Utah. Also we do drop camps and pick ups on the South Slope of the Uinta Mountains unit. This is a Utah open Bull Elk hunt and tags usually go on sale over the counter in May some time. We can tailor your Utah hunts and trips any way you want.
Contact us today in order to secure dates and get applications in on time for your Utah Mule Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Mountain Goat Hunts.
If you have any questions or concerns about hunting in Utah please don't hesitate to contact us we will be happy to help you and guide you through the process.
If you are interested in a guided hunt you can get all the information you will need to plan a quality guided hunt from our Guided Hunts page. Whether you are hunting Utah Elk, Mule Deer, Moose, Antelope or Mountain Goat, we have a guided hunting adventure just for you.
If you are a DIY hunter interested in a drop camp you can get all the information you will need to plan a quality DIY hunt from our Drop Camps page. Whether you are hunting Utah Elk, Mule Deer, Moose, Antelope or Mountain Goat, we have a drop camp or DIY hunting adventure just for you.
License and Tag Information
If you have questions about hunting licenses and tags visit our Hunting License and Tag Information page. We have provided you with all the information you should need for securing your Utah hunting license and tags.
We keep the Utah Hunt Schedule page current so you can see what Utah hunts are still available to help you plan your hunting adventure with Flying J Outfitters.
Book A Hunt
The Book A Utah Hunt page has all the information you will need to help you book your Utah hunt with Flying J Outfitters.
What To Bring
Many of you have not visited the Uintah Mountains of Northeastern Utah or Utah's Book Cliff's road-less area so we have compiled a list of suggested items to bring. This list should help make your Utah hunting adventure a memorable one.
What We Provide
Our what we provide page details what Flying J Outfitters will provide for you during your guided Utah hunting adventure.
Our hunting pricing page contains all the information you should need to help you plan and budget for your Utah hunting adventure.
Utah is in the “good old days” of elk hunting right now. The Utah Division of Fish and Game has managed for true trophy quality elk hunting. We are lucky enough to be licensed to guide in a couple of those very special areas like the Wasatch Mountains Limited Entry Area and Book Cliffs Limited Entry Area. We hunt the areas that are only accessible by foot or horseback and because of the way they have been managed, the possibility of seeing mature bulls makes it fun to hunt the areas even if you can’t harvest one. Sometimes just seeing these trophies makes your heart beat a little faster. That is why we offer spike and or cow elk hunts for the same areas we hunt trophy elk. This spike only hunt is truly a very unique experience. If you choose to hunt the spike the tags are over the counter and you can put in for Cows. If you draw your cow tag you can hunt these two simultaneously.
Utah cow elk hunting tags are issued through a drawing process and the draw usually takes place around May of each year. If a cow hunt is what you are looking for specifically please contact us and we can help you with the application process. If you are researching cow elk hunts, what draws you to them? Are you looking for a “meat” hunt? An economical hunt? A high odds of success hunt? A family hunt? Either way you may want to look into the spike elk hunt and then add a cow tag if you are lucky enough to draw. If purchased early enough spike tags are readily available over the counter.
We will meet you at the trailhead and your hunt begins with about a one and a half hour horse ride into camp which puts you right in the middle of some of Utah’s best elk hunting country. Our camp consists of wall tents with cots and foam pads and wood stoves - because the nights can get chilly. Depending on weather and game movement we should be able to locate several elk and often times several herds of elk, but you have to be careful here because odds are very good you will see several trophy class bulls, but you will just be able to photograph them or simply enjoy seeing them as we will be hunting cows or spikes depending on the tag in your pocket.
Hunts are conducted either on foot or horseback depending on where we are headed that day. It is very rare to see anyone else during these particular hunts.
Your hunt includes packing in and packing out of camp, field care of your elk and packing to your vehicle at the trailhead, hearty meals and 2-on-1 guiding. Hunt does not include personal gear, taxidermy or gratuities.
Why on earth would anyone want to pay to go on a “spike only” elk hunt?“Trophy” hunters may wonder to themselves…possibly out loud, why on earth would anyone pay to go on a spike only elk hunt? Well, as one who has been blessed to be raised out west chasing elk for the past 32 years, I feel reasonably qualified to answer that question and offer below 10 of my reasons one may be willing to not only hunt, but pay an outfitter for a spike only elk hunt.
These “reasons” are not all inclusive and maybe you can come up with a few of your own, either way I genuinely hope it has at least caused you to pause and consider the value of a hunting spike only elk hunts if nothing else, when there are no other hunts available.