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Utah Wildlife Management Unit 17A Deer

  • ID:17A
  • State:UT
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:1,222 square miles
  • Elevation:4,300 ft - 11,600 ft
  • Public Lands:784 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:65%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:45
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:38
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:3,477 acres
  • National Forests:Uinta National Forest, Wasatch National Forest
  • Lat-Long:40.380292, -111.548604

Unit 17A regulates hunting opportunities for deer in Utah and covers 1,222 square miles. Public lands comprise 784 square miles (65%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Provo, Sandy, and Orem. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 4,300 feet to a high of 11,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 3,477 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 38 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Uinta National Forest, Wasatch National Forest, Lone Peak Wilderness, Mount Olympus Wilderness, Mount Timpanogos Wilderness, Twin Peaks Wilderness. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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