A good choice for deer and elk are units 66, 66A and 76 in the far southeast part of the state (see map). These units wind through Bingham, Bonneville, Caribou and Bear Lake counties. Public lands in these areas include Caribou National Forest and Cache National Forest.... Let's look at the elk situation first. The permits you need to hunt all three of these units are available over the counter each year. And make no mistake, you can take elk that run upwards of 300 B & C points in these areas. The elk archery hunts here start August 30 and don't end until September 30. Buy the "A" tag in the Diamond Creek zone (units 66A and 76) or Tex Creek zone (unit 66) to hunt these archery areas. If you're looking for a big 330-plus B & C bull with a rifle, try the "B" tag in unit 66. From November 1 - 7 you can hunt any bull with any weapon.
Turning to mule deer, the bucks in these same units grow large and sport some outstanding headgear, especially around Palisades and the McCoy Creek areas near........(continued)