Clear Creek Hunting LLC offers exceptional Mule Deer hunts on some of the best private lands that the west has to offer. We have CWMU’s as well as private ranches on Limited Entry Units. We offer Archery, Muzzlerloader and Rifle hunts. They all include an experienced guide, food, lodging, transportation while hunting, field care of your animal and the voucher that guarantees you will get a tag, no draw necessary! We start the day with a light breakfast so that we can be out on the property before daylight. Most days we will return to camp for lunch and a power nap if needed. Your guide will let you know when to be ready to leave for the evening hunt. After the day of hunting ends we all return to camp for a nice dinner.
Depending on the hunt area we will either be staying in one of our lodges on the mountain or in a hotel at a nearby town. All our properties have wide open country where you can glass for miles. We would recommend bringing binoculars in the highest power that you are comfortable glassing long periods of time with. Our guides use 10–15 power binos and have their own spotting scopes for really getting a good look at the animals before planning a stalk.
There are not many places you can go hunting where you can look at over 50 bucks a day. On our trophy buck hunts we have tremendous resident herds of deer where it is not uncommon to see over 200 deer a day with 50 or more bucks. Private land is all we hunt so there is very little pressure on the animals we go after. Most of the time we will be hunting out of trucks, however on some ranches we will be hunting from our Polaris Rangers. Coolers for drinks and other perishable items are furnished by your guide.
The length of the shot will be determined by you and your guide. The further you can accurately shoot is a benefit and we will make every attempt to find a solid rest. You should practice shooting prone, sitting, and kneeling while bracing your rifle on a solid object such as a rock, fence post, or tree. Recommended rifle size is whatever you feel comfortable shooting and should be sighted in 2" high at a 100 yards. We do recommend your bullet weight to be at least 130 grains up to 180 grains. Spot and stalk hunting methods help put our clients in prime position to make a shot and obtain a trophy Buck.
We hunt for mature bucks that typically have at least four points on each side. Many of our past trophies have non-typical points. Some of the widest bucks in past years have been old, mature 3x4’s or 3x5’s with heavy horns and deep forks, needless to say they look pretty impressive. Weather conditions and physical condition of the hunter can come into play especially during the October and November hunts. A typical day of hunting would be spent glassing areas from vehicles or selected elevated points hoping to catch bucks moving to and from feeding and bedding areas in the morning and evening.
Hunting Trophy Mule Deer bucks with a bow and arrow is the ultimate adrenaline rush. We offer archery hunts that are second to none. The private ranches we hunt have large resident herds of deer with little to no pressure at all. The Archery season usually starts the 3rd Saturday of August and continues into September. The season generally starts out with the bucks still in “Velvet”. We will use spot and stalk hunting methods to locate the buck you want to go after. Most shots taken are under 50 yards. It is our goal to get every hunter a Pope and Young record book animal. The weather can be mild but afternoon showers are common. Bring camo gear and a good pair of sneaking boots. If you want a nice looking mount these velvet horned bucks look really nice on your wall. We can recommend a taxidermist if you want your trophy mounted.
We offer one of the best Black powder hunts the west has to offer. Our deer numbers are great with bucks being plentiful. The season starts the last week of September and runs into the second week of October. After the very light pressure from the Archery season the bucks have rubbed the velvet from their antlers and are now spending most of the day feeding to put on weight. Sage brush rolling hills is a favorite terrain for these monster bucks and we have thousands of acres of it. The most common rifle is the 50 caliber. Utah does allow sabots as well as variable powered scopes to be on the rifle. Practice shooting to at least 200 yards. Weather changes often this time of year. We can have thunder storms, hail and even several inches of snow. Bring warm clothes that can be layered as well as good boots.