On this Page you will find the following:

Top Of Page: Utah Limited Entry (LE) Bull Elk Hunting Info And Photos
Bottom Of Page: Utah Antlerless Elk Hunting Information
Bottom Of Page: Utah General Season Elk Hunting Information


For information and questions about hunting Utah Elk with High Top Outfitters you can call or email Outfitter Shane Scott at 435-201-4088 or hightopoutfitters@hotmail.com or contact Outfitter Jay Simon at 435-201-4088 or bigmuleyii@hotmail.com.

2013 High Top Outfitters, Utah Elk Unit Ranking:

1- San Juan, Beaver
2- Fillmore Pahvant, Southwest Desert
3- Monroe, Plateau Boulder Kaiparowits
4- Plateau Fishlake 1000 Lake, Panguitch Lake
5- Book Cliffs Roadless, Mount Dutton
6- Wasatch, Central Mountains Manti


Utah Elk Hunting Overview:

At this time Utah has some of the best Elk hunting in the world. There are few things in hunting more exhilarating than to hear the bugle of a mature bull elk on a crisp fall morning, and fortunately we are able to hunt these magnificent animals during the peak of the rut. Utah limited entry units are arguably the best in the western United States for trophy elk. We can assist you with the drawing applications.


Our Trophy Bull Elk Hunts start in August, go through September during the rut and end in November. Utah recently began giving November trophy bull elk hunts. They are easier to draw and provide great trophy bull opportunity.


Utah offers archery, any weapon and muzzleloader limited entry trophy bull hunts. There is also a general season elk hunt not considered a trophy hunt. On the general season hunt 90% of the units are spike only bull hunts. Utah also offers a antlerless elk hunt. Hunters can expect to have a good experience on all of these hunts. We will guide on all of these and assist you in drawing or purchasing a tag for these hunts.


Utah has a conservation tag program. Conservation tags are 100% tax deductible for the buyer. This conservation money is used on wildlife projects here in Utah. It is money well spent for wildlife and habitat. These tags allow us to hunt the premium areas without waiting to draw a tag. We can assist you in purchasing these tags and help you apply for the big game drawings. If you are after a trophy hunt we would recommend that you purchase a conservation tag or contact us to find out the best limited entry units to draw for.

Information on areas we hunt can be seen below the photo gallery.


2012 Client Casey Johnson's rifle bull elk. Gross green score 411 6/8. Taken with HTO Guides Taylor Albrecht, Kasey Edgehouse and Kevin Christensen.

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2013 Utah Limited Entry (LE) Bull Elk Public Seasons:

Premium Bull Elk LE Tags: These tags allow the hunter to hunt all four seasons below.

Archery LE Bull: August 17 - September 13, 2013.
Early Any Weapon LE Bull: September 14-September 22, 2013. (rut hunt)
Muzzleloader LE Bull: September 25-October 3, 2013 (rut hunt)
Late Any Weapon LE Bull: November 9-November 17, 2013.

Note: Any weapon hunters should prepare for 200-500 yard shots on these hunts.
A .270 to .338 caliber with a high weight retention bullet is recommended.
Barnes TTSX and TSX bullets are good choices from 130-200 grains.



2013 Utah Limited Entry (LE) Bull Elk Units:

Beaver LE Bull Unit: The Beaver unit is a great elk unit. It produces 330-360 bulls yearly with a few 360 plus bulls taken each year. The bulls typically have good mass. Vehicle access is moderate. It is rugged and can be a physical hunt.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Fillmore/Pahvant LE Bull: The Pahvant is one of the states best bull elk units. It produces 330-360 bulls yearly with a few bulls 360 plus taken each year. It is rugged and can be a physical hunt. Vehicle access is moderate.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Monroe Mountain LE Bull: The Monroe has always been a great elk unit. It produces 330-360 bulls yearly with a few bulls 360 plus taken each year. It is not as physical as some of the other units. The elk can drop into some roadless areas which may require some hiking. Vehicle access is good.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Plateau Fishlake/Thousand Lake LE Bull: The Plateau Fishlake/Thousand Lake has always been a great elk unit. It produces 320-350 bulls yearly with a few bulls 350 plus taken each year. It is not as physical as some of the other units. There is some roadless area which may require some hiking. Vehicle access is good. This unit has a large number of elk on it.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Plateau Boulder/Kaiparowits LE Bull: The Plateau Boulder/Kaiparowits is a big unit with a lot of thick timber. It is a great elk unit. It produces 320-350 bulls yearly with a few bulls 350 plus taken each year. It can be a physical hunt. The elk can drop into some roadless and wilderness areas which may require some hiking. Vehicle access is moderate.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Mount Dutton LE Bull : The Mount Dutton is a big unit with a lot of thick timber and roadless area. It is a great elk unit. It produces 320-350 bulls yearly with a few bulls 350 plus taken each year. It will be a physical hunt. The elk will be away from the roads. Vehicle access is poor to moderate.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

San Juan LE Bull: The San Juan is a big unit with a lot of thick timber. It is one of the top 5 elk units in the state. It produces 340-360 bulls yearly with a few bulls 360 plus taken each year. It can be a physical hunt. The elk can drop into some roadless and wilderness areas which may require some hiking. Vehicle access is moderate.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Central Mountains Manti LE Bull: The Central Mountains Manti has always been a great elk unit. It produces 310-340 bulls yearly with a few bulls 340 plus taken each year. It can be a physical hunt with some roadless areas. The elk can drop into some roadless areas which may require some hiking. Vehicle access is moderate to good. It is a huge unit.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Oak Creek South LE Bull: The Oak Creek South Bull Elk unit produces 290-320 bulls yearly. It is a tougher elk hunt. There is a lower concentration of elk on the unit. The limited entry tags are easier to draw because it is a tougher hunt. It can be a physical hunt with some roadless areas. The elk can drop into some roadless areas which may require some hiking. Vehicle access is poor to moderate.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Wasatch LE Bull : The Wasatch is a big unit. It produces 320-340 bulls yearly with a few bulls 340 plus taken each year. It can be a physical hunt. It is very steep in many areas. It has some roadless areas. Vehicle access is moderate to good.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon-(New For 2013).

Oquirrh/Stansbury LE Bull : The Oquirrh/Stansbury unit offers trophy bull elk opportunity from 290-330 class. There are a few 330 plus bulls taken each year off the unit. The unit has some private property on it. The mountain range is west of the Utah County and Salt Lake City area. The unit has moderate vehicle access.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Central Mountains Nebo LE Bull: The Central Mountains Nebo unit is a big unit. The unit offers 310-340 trophy opportunity with a few 340 plus bulls taken each year. Vehicle access on the unit is poor. There is a lot of roadless area. It can be a very physical hunt. The terrain is steep.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon-(New For 2013).

Southwest Desert LE Bull: The Southwest Desert has always been a great elk unit. It produces 320-350 bulls yearly with a few bulls 350 plus taken each year. It is not as physical as some of the other units. Vehicle access is good.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

West Desert, Deep Creek LE Bull: The West Desert, Deep Creek unit is on the border of Nevada. The unit offers 320-350 trophy opportunity with a few 350 plus bulls taken each year. Vehicle access on the unit is moderate. There is some roadless area. It can be a physical hunt. The terrain is steep to rolling hills.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader.

Panguitch Lake LE Bull: The Panguitch Lake is a good elk unit. The unit has a large number of elk on it. It produces 310-340 bulls yearly with a few bulls 340 plus taken each year. Vehicle access is moderate to good. It is a huge unit. The unit has a lot of thick timber.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South LE Bull: The Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South is a good elk unit. The unit has a large number of elk on it. It produces 310-340 bulls yearly with a few bulls 340 plus taken each year. Vehicle access is moderate to good. It is a huge unit. It is in a remote area with no services available for at least 40 miles.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

Book Cliffs Little Creek Roadless LE Bull: The Book Cliffs Little Creek Roadless is a good elk unit. The unit has a large number of elk on it. It produces 310-340 bulls yearly with a few bulls 340 plus taken each year. Vehicle access is non existent. It is a roadless unit with physical demands. Hunters will need to prepare for drop camp or pack in hunts on foot or with horses. It is in a remote area with no services available for at least 40 miles.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

South Slope Diamond Mountain LE Bull: The South Slope Diamond Mountain unit is a good elk unit. The unit offers 300-330 trophy opportunity with a few 330 plus bulls taken each year. There is some private property. Vehicle access on the unit is moderate. The unit is slightly easier to draw out a public tag for.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Early Any Weapon, Muzzleloader, Late Any Weapon.

North Slope Three Corners LE Bull: The Three Corners unit is a small unit in the Northeast corner of the state. It produces 300-330 bulls yearly with a few bulls 330 plus taken each year. There is some private land on the unit. Vehicle access is moderate.
2013 Public Seasons: Premium, Archery, Any Weapon (October 1-14, 2013), Muzzleloader (October 30-November 7, 2013.

Lasal Delores Triangle LE Bull: The Lasal Delores Triangle LE Bull unit is a late season bull elk hunt with dates from December 7,2013 to January 31,2014. The elk a mainly winter range elk that have come into the unit from Colorado. It produces 300-340 bulls yearly with a few bulls 340 plus taken each year. Vehicle access is moderate to good. It is in a remote area with no services available for at least 50 miles.
2013 Public Seasons: Any Weapon (December 7,2013 to January 31,2014).



Utah Antlerless Elk Hunts: Public Drawing in June 2013

The tags for these hunts and seasons can be drawn out in the public drawing in June each year or purchased at a conservation auction. The conservation tags are tax deductible in most cases. Contact us for estimated auction pricing. Typically the auction cow elk tags sell for less than $500. They can be a great way to extend the hunting season with a fun hunt.



Mount Dutton Antlerless Elk: Good unit with lots of elk. This unit has poor vehicle access. Physical hunt that may require horses.

Central Mountains Manti Antlerless Elk: Good unit with a lot of elk, fun hunt.

Fillmore Pahvant Antlerless Elk: Good unit with a lot of elk, fun hunt. Can be physical.

2013 Utah General Season Guided Elk Hunting

2013 Utah General Season Elk Dates:

Archery General Spike Elk: August 17-September 6, 2013.
Archery General Archery Any Bull Elk: August 17-September 13, 2013.
Any Weapon General Spike And Any Bull Elk: October 5-October 17, 2013.
Muzzleloader General Elk: October 30-November 7, 2013.

Utah General Season Elk Hunting Information: We have discounted group rates on 5 day hunts. Minimum 2 hunters. Maximum 6 hunters.

The general season elk hunts are not trophy hunts. If you enjoy chasing elk these hunts are a lot of fun. The tags can be purchased over the counter yearly. The state puts a cap on the tags yearly. Pre-hunt planning pays off. These hunts are as physical as you want them to be. We can hunt any of the units open to general season elk hunting.

Archery General Elk: The general archery elk hunt is a hunters choice in most open units. The hunter can take a spike bull or cow if they have the opportunity. The season is long, the weather is typically warm with a few rain showers. This hunt is a fun group hunt. Hunters will usually get into elk daily with this tag.

Any Weapon General Spike Bull: The any weapon general elk hunt is a bull only hunt. In most units the hunter can take a spike bull. The success is about 15-20 percent. This is a fun group hunt.

Muzzleloader General Spike Bull: The muzzleloader general elk hunt is a bull only hunt. The hunt is a late October hunt. It has less hunters than the rifle hunt. If you enjoy hunting elk late season this is a enjoyable group hunt. The success is 15-20 percent. (Note Utah muzzleloaders are permitted to have a one power scope or a red dot electronic sight).

ALWAYS REFER TO THE UTAH BIG GAME GUIDEBOOKS FOR UP TO DATE REGULATIONS