"U.S. Hunting Report subscribers may be interested to know that Great Western Hunting Club President, John Andersen, has been in Utah recently, and we have been visiting some of the leases he is lining up. I'll have a complete update on those leases posted on my website soon (www.hunts.net). As for the leases we visited here in Utah, all are pretty much together on a rather open mountain range that features grasslands, sage and maplebrush in the draws. There are hundreds of mule deer on this range. The hunting pressure has been heavy, so it's hard to find bucks much over 25 inches wide, but there are a few in that size range killed every year.
The club intends to make all these ranches into a Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit, which allows a longer season and solves trespass problems by requiring any hunter in the area to hold a CWMU permit (the CWMU program is similar to Colorado's Ranching for Wildlife). The club will allow hunters on these properties for about $1,250 a person in 1999 and will be patrolling heavily to control trespassing problems. Anyone who books a hunt for 1999 will have first right of refusal on a CWMU tag in 2000. Two other CWMUs in the area already offer expensive guided hunts. The club's hunts will be unguided and inexpensive...."