Utah Henry Mountains Bison Hunt
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Description

This is a great hunt for once in a life tag holder for Bison in the Henry Mountains.This once in a lifetime permit provides a unique opportunity for sportsmen to take a bison in a truly wild situation. Hunting permits are set to maintain the population at or below the current population objective and sex ratio, in a combination of hunter choice, or cow-only permits. Hunter may choose to hire guides only (meals and lodging on their own) or arrange for a fully guided 5 day hunt with 2 guides. With an animal of this caliber it is recommended to have 2 guides. Additional days can be added for a daily rate or 9 day hunts can be arranged. Non-hunters may accompany for a daily rate.


Details

  • Species: Plains Bison
  • Average Classification: 7 - 10
  • Shot Opportunity: 90
  • Weapons: Rifle, Archery
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB7402-10
  • Tag Availability: Draw
Classification details:

Large and mature bulls will be targeted for this hunt.


Options

Fully Outfitted Hunt

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Option for a fully outfitted (included meals and lodging) 5 day or 9 day hunt.

  • Fully Outfitted 5 day Hunt $1,500.00
  • Fully Outfitted 9 day Hunt $3,500.00
  • Non-hunter

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    Option for a non-hunter for a 5 day or 9 day hunt. Price is $150/day.

    • Non-hunter (5 day) $750.00
    • Non-hunter (9 day) $1,350.00

    • Available Dates

      November 05, 2022 - December 14, 2023


      Pricing

      • Member Price: $7,500.00
      • Non-Member Price: $8,400.00

      *Tax, tags and licenses not included in the hunt price. There are 3 bull seasons for this area. First hunt is November 5-November 16. Second hunt is November 19-30. Third hunt is December 3-December 14. Cow only hunts take place December 17-24 and December 31-January 17. Archery only bull takes place January 18-January 31.


      Group Options

      Option for a fully outfitted hunt. Option for a 9 day hunt. Option for a non-hunter.

      Location

      Henry Mountains, Utah, United States of America


      Refund Policy:

      Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.

      Description

      This is a great hunt for once in a life tag holder for Bison in the Henry Mountains. Hunter may choose to hire guides only (meals and lodging on their own) or arrange for a fully guided 5 day hunt with 2 guides. With an animal of this caliber it is recommended to have 2 guides. Additional days can be added for a daily rate or 9 day hunts can be arranged. Non-hunters may accompany for a daily rate. Hunter will need to be prepared for a physical hunt. Mountains in the area range from 4,800 to 11,500 feet. The area currently used by bison covers approximately 300,000 acres. Topography includes steep mountain slopes, benches and foothills, flat mesas, and deeply eroded canyons. The major vegetative communities found in the area are salt desert shrub, pinyon-juniper, mountain brush, aspen-conifer, and sub-alpine. Bison use is found throughout the area, in all elevations, topographies, vegetative communities, and seasons. In later season hunts, snow may be possible. This outfitter has all the permits to hunt all around the mountains. Pre-scouting to find big bulls will be conducted to ensure trophy animals are selected. Most of this unit is public land with only 1.5% being private. These are free range bison reintroduced into the area in 1941 from Yellowstone National Park. Only 18 bison were released and now roughly 300 bison occupy the area. The Henry Mountains herd is one of only four free roaming, genetically pure herds remaining on public lands in North America. It is recognized as a key population in maintaining the bison genetics. Licenses are limited as this is a once in a lifetime tag.


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      • Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel
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        Lodging & Accommodations Scale

        5 - Cabin/Lodge

        4 - Bunk House/Trailer

        3 - Wall Tent

        2 - Backpack Tent

        1 - Client Provided/Hotel

      Lodging is client provided. If fully outfitted hunt is selected, then depending on the season drawn, hunter will either stay in a wall tent (weather permitting) or stay in a motel provided by the outfitter.

      • Menu & Food: Client Provided
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        Menu & Food Scale

        5 - 5 Star Catered

        4 - Full Kitchen

        3 - Field Kitchen

        2 - Backpack Food

        1 - Client Provided

      Client's will be responsible for their own food for this hunt. If fully outfitted hunt is selected, then homestyle cooking will be provided.

      • Physical Conditions: Heavy Hiking
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        Physical Conditions Scale:

        5 - All Vehicle Access

        4 - Light Hiking

        3 - Moderate Hiking

        2 - Heavy Hiking

        1 - Extreme Back Country

      Hunters will need to be prepared for some heavy hiking for this hunt. Trucks will be used on accessible roads, but the mountains are tall and hunters will need to be able to reach glassing points. Once a target bull is located then hunter's will need to be able to hike to get into a good position. Tallest peak in the area is 11,500. Later season hunts will require less hiking if snow is present. Better physical ability will provide better shot opportunity.


      Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

      Final flight destination city is Salt Lake City, Utah. Hunter will be required to rent a car to get to camp. All field transportation will be provided.

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      Description

      With the guide only option, hunter will be responsible for their own meals and lodging. There is a town roughly 1 hour away if motel is preferred. This hunt supplies 2 guides. If fully outfitted hunt is selected then meals and lodging will be provided. Weather can be cold depending on the season drawn and hunter should be prepared with cold weather hunting gear (especially for glassing). A layering system is recommended. Snow may be present. The mountain elevation ranges up to 11,500 feet and hunters should be prepared with the appropriate western hunting gear. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.


      What Outfitter Provides

      • Meals & Lodging (if fully outfitted hunt is selected)
      • Field Transportation
      • Trophy Care
      • Expert Guide Service

      What to Bring

      • Rangefinder
      • Binoculars
      • Game Bags
      • Hunting Hat & Gloves
      • Cold Weather Hunting Clothing-layering system recommended
      • Durable & Comfortable Hiking Boots
      • Rain Gear
      • Pack
      • Gaiters
      • Thermal Base Layers

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