I was about 15 minutes behind schedule once I got to my chosen spot.
Within 5 minutes I had a bachelor herd of three bulls located…. ah! It feels good to finally be here, not to mention actually finding elk on the first morning of scouting. Two small raghorns ( A 5×5 and a 6×6) and nice mature 5×5 with long beams…I found a great mule deer buck in the canyon as well. On my way back to the trailhead I spotted a bachelor herd of 5 mule deer feeding amongst the wildflowers out in the open. One really nice buck with them. After a practice stalk… (I made it to 45 yards from the good buck) I headed to another glassing point to view where I’d come from… I found a big bull moose after 10 minutes…. man Utah has game everywhere!!! I got back to the truck around 11:45 and took to the road…
I drove just about every road on the east side of the North Cache unit checking trailheads on my maps and familiarizing myself with the country… I found a really nice spot to shoot my bow and glass so I stopped and set up the 15’s…. at 3:45 I found a really nice bull (too far to count points)… but he was a step above what I found this morning. I spotted a few cows here and there over the next four hours… one even came right into the same spot on a run… I’m hoping there’s a water source that I might be able to set up on during my hunt. I also managed to sight in a few more pins on my bow…. 70 and 80 yards… I don’t plan on using them but it’s nice to have confidence in your set up….. I also fletched 4 arrows for Katie’s bow while I was glassing…. multitasking at it’s finest!
Day 1 of Scouting in the North Cache in the books. I’m off to Salt Lake to pick up Katie from the airport and we’ll turn around and be glassing by the evening.