Utah Trophy Mule Deer Hunting

Vernon, Oak Creek, Paunchegaunt, and Bookcliff Units

2012   207BC

Riata consistently takes 175- 215 Boone & Crockett class free range bucks in these units each year. The Paunchegaunt area produces 190-215BC for us each year.

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We offer a 5 day fully guided hunt 1x1, with 1-2 additional spotters to help put the odds in your favor of taking the Mule deer buck of a lifetime. Our guides spend 100s of hours each year pre-scouting these areas, and even try to identify specific bucks to go after with select clients. This scouting often includes placing Trail Cams over water troughs and heavily used trails in the areas. Some bucks are recognized from year to year as our guides let them reach maturity before harvest to ensure trophy quality.

These hunts are conducted on a mix of private and public land, often in "limited draw" areas. We by-pass the draw process by purchasing private landowner “vouchers” and tax deductable "conservation" tags to benefit wildlife in the state of Utah.


Vernon area

Average 185-195BC+ -
Tags run $8000 and the hunt fee is $6500.
Total cost: $14,500

Oak Creek Area

Average 185-195+ -
Tags run $10,000 + - and our hunt fee is $6500
Total cost: $16,500 + -

Bookcliff Area

Average 185-195+ + -
Tags run $9000+ - and our hunt fee $6500
Total cost: $15,500 + -

Paunchegaunt area

190-215BC+ - +
Tags run $30,000 + - and our hunt fee is $6500
Total cost 36,500 + -
Deposits are $10,000

This area of Utah has produced the world’s largest Mule Deer in recent years, including the new World Record Archery Typical Mule Deer buck harvested in the 2012 season.

**Rates do not include hotel lodging and meals in town at restaurants and Utah state hunting license

To reserve your hunt: a deposit of 50% of the tag fee is required, with 1/3 at a later date and final 1/3 due approx. 45 days prior to client arrival. Checks and credit cards accepted.

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2012: 193BC


2012: 184BC 33" wide