Utah Mule Deer Hunts

Our guides are mule deer fanatics. They spend countless hours in the field watching and scouting for big bucks. We specialize in KILLING BIG DEER. Each year our guides put their hunters on some of the biggest deer throughout the West, many surpassing the 200” mark.

Utah Mule Deer Hunts with Wade Lemon Hunting

Utah’s strategic deer management, enhanced range conditions, and effective predator control have fostered some of the most impressive mule deer herds in the nation. Wade Lemon Hunting is dedicated to putting hunters in the path of these giants. Our guides, true mule deer enthusiasts, scout relentlessly throughout the year, ensuring our clients have the opportunity to face off against the West’s largest bucks. Our expertise in securing trophies well over the 200-inch mark is well documented, and our focus is clear: KILLING BIG DEER.

At a Glance:

  • Specialization in guiding clients to trophy mule deer, with a significant record of harvests over 200 inches.
  • Record achievements include guiding hunters to bucks such as a 248-inch and 266-inch giants, alongside numerous others exceeding the 200-inch threshold.
  • Expert-led hunts across Utah’s premium units with tailored strategies for rifle, archery, and muzzleloader seasons.
  • Assistance with Guaranteed, Tax Deductible Conservation Tags, and Landowner tags to ensure access to top hunting experiences.

Hunting Insight:

Our approach to mule deer hunting goes beyond mere pursuit. It’s about understanding the intricate patterns of these majestic animals, mastering the terrain they inhabit, and employing strategies that have been refined over years of successful hunts. Wade Lemon Hunting prides itself on guiding hunters to exceptional bucks, such as the 254-inch giant, a testament to our ability to excel in Utah’s varied hunting environments. Our strategy involves extensive pre-scouting and applying decades of in-field experience to ensure our hunters are positioned for success.

In addition to our expertise in the field, we navigate the complexities of Utah’s tag system with ease, offering our clients a seamless path to securing their hunts in some of the most sought-after units. These units, carefully selected for their trophy potential, have consistently yielded record-breaking harvests under our guidance. The combination of our strategic planning, expert navigation of the tag acquisition process, and commitment to hunting excellence allows us to offer unparalleled opportunities for trophy mule deer hunts.

Hunting Overview:

Wade Lemon Hunting’s strategy combines rigorous pre-scouting, expert knowledge of mule deer behavior, and a deep understanding of Utah’s varied terrains to consistently deliver exceptional bucks to our clients. This approach has led to remarkable successes, such as harvesting 45 bucks and counting over the 200” mark, including the largest grossing buck in Utah at 248” and 37” wide, as well as a 266” giant with over 55” of hard horned Mass. Our expertise allows us to excel, even under challenging conditions like the severe drought of 2018, still achieving numerous harvests over 200 inches.

    • Highlighted achievements include guiding hunters to some of Utah’s largest Mule Deer.
    • Prime Units for Hunting: Hunts are conducted in prime locations such as West Desert Vernon, Henry Mountains, Paunsaugunt, Fillmore Oak Creeks, San Juan/Elk Ridge, Book Cliffs, Boulder, Plateau Thousand Lakes, Fillmore Pahvant, Manti/San Rafael, Zion, and Pine Valley.
  • Expert-led hunts in rifle, archery, and muzzleloader categories, backed by a seasoned team.
  • Tag Acquisition: We provide comprehensive assistance in navigating the draw process, securing conservation tags, and obtaining landowner tags, maximizing our hunters’ chances for trophy bucks.
  • Impressive Trophies: Consistent success in guiding hunters to monumental bucks, with a focus on achieving and surpassing the 200-inch mark.

Our success is not limited to the trophies we’ve helped secure but is also reflected in the diversity of hunting experiences we offer. Whether it’s the stealth required for a successful archery hunt or the precision of a well-placed muzzleloader shot, our guides possess the expertise necessary to maximize each hunter’s potential. The landscapes of Utah, ranging from the dense aspen forests to the vast open deserts, provide the perfect backdrop for these hunts, each offering its own unique challenges and rewards.

Hunting Areas

The outfitters and guides that work with WLH have Forest and BLM permits throughout the state on the areas we operate.  Ashley National Forest, Dixie National Forest, Manti LaSal National Forest, Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Fishlake National Forest, Cedar City BLM, Vernal BLM, Price BLM, Fillmore BLM, Salt Lake BLM, Richfield Hanksville BLM, Moab BLM, Kanab BLM, Grand Staircase.  We also operate on Private ground, State Trust Land and Reservations.  

What To Expect on Your Hunting Trip

Hunters who join us can expect a comprehensive and thoughtful approach to mule deer hunting. From the early velvet season, where tactics focus on the elusive behavior of bucks in their summer patterns, to the late-season hunts that target bucks in their winter migration, our hunts are designed to offer the best possible chance at a trophy. Our guides, equipped with deep knowledge of both the behavior of mule deer and the unique characteristics of each hunting unit, ensure that every hunter is prepared, informed, and ready for the challenge.

The anticipation of a Wade Lemon hunt is matched only by the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of a successful harvest. Our clients benefit from our adaptive hunting strategies, whether it’s navigating the rugged high-altitude terrains or patiently waiting for the perfect shot in the more accessible lowlands. The culmination of each hunt is not just a trophy; it’s the realization of a hunter’s dream, facilitated by a team that shares in the excitement and pride of each successful harvest.:

Wade Lemon Hunting is synonymous with trophy mule deer hunting in Utah. Our dedication to the sport, combined with our extensive knowledge and strategic approach, has enabled us to guide our clients to some of the most significant mule deer ever taken. If trophy mule deer are your goal, Wade Lemon Hunting has the expertise, commitment, and proven track record to help you achieve it. Reach out to us for a hunting experience that is focused, expertly guided, and ultimately successful, putting you in front of the trophy mule deer you’ve been aiming for.


I have been hunting with Wade Lemon Hunting for 5 seasons. We have harvested some really nice trophies. They have access to great areas and can assist in obtaining special, limited or restricted tags. The team of guides they have are really excellent, they are very knowledgeable and passionate about trophy quality and hunt hard to give you the best hunting experience possible. I have several hunts scheduled with them this season and I’m really looking forward to each one.

Ted F.

I have been fortunate to be able to hunt with Wade Lemon Hunting multiple times and have enjoyed great success with there team of professional guides. If you want to hunt with people that are passionate about their work and put year-round dedication into finding the biggest trophy animals for that special tag, WLH is the outfitter you are looking for.

Leo G.

I was searching for a high quality mountain lion hunt. Wade Lemon had been recommended to me by a trusted associate in Texas. I researched some other outfitters but ultimately chose Wade. It turned out to be a great decision. Wade’s guides’ busted their backs for me and were top notch in every aspect. By the end of the hunt I was rewarded with a world class trophy. The experience was everything I was hoping for. I’m already working on booking my next hunt with Wade and his team.

Scott S.

(435) 795-2299

PO Box 360222
Holden, UT 84636