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Old 05-12-2020, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This may be a question I need to go to a DNR office for or ask Ogden LEO, but figured Iíd try here real quick.

There is a public land area in Ogden that is accessible using the many trail systems in the area. The trail systems are used by public daily for biking hiking etc, however the trail heads start on private (City of Ogden owned) and run thru some private to get to the public.

Am I allowed to use these trails to travel thru the private in order to hunt the public land?

Left circle trail head. Right is public that I want to setup on. Much more public to the right of that also.




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If the trails are open to the public, as you suggested in your post, you have already answered your own question and should delete your post immediately.
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If the trails are open to the public, as you suggested in your post, you have already answered your own question and should delete your post immediately.

But I havenít already answered my question. Iím not from Utah and just lived here recently. There could be certain rules in place etc or certain landowner permissions in place I donít know about. Iím from LA originally and we donít have any of these issues or concerns there. I see we have another smartass.

Iím asking just to make sure Iím covered from someone who really knows.


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Old 05-12-2020, 10:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You will find that while it is legal to access the area to hunt using these type of trails most look for other areas to hunt in.

I'm not sure about this area but the general public that likes to uses these trails may or may not be friendly to us hunter types, especially if you are packing out a animal.
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You will find that while it is legal to access the area to hunt using these type of trails most look for other areas to hunt in.

I'm not sure about this area but the general public that likes to uses these trails may or may not be friendly to us hunter types, especially if you are packing out a animal.

Thanks critter for the useful info. I figured the last part as much and not worried about that. Iím pretty good at ignoring people running their mouth. This area has something very interesting thatís Iíd like to chase. May go scout it again one day to find the quickest easiest way to get where I want to be and try to get it done.


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There are a couple ways into that area to hunt. I live close by and have hunted there myself on occasion. Most people are fine with you going in with a rifle or bow. Some will give you the general dirty look. The way I go into that area is from Ogden Canyon. You can hunt the entire way into and out of there.
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I literally grew up next to that trail head. You can use the trails for access to the forest no problem.

The surrounding land owners are pretty strict about trespass so if hunting I would make sure you don't look like you are on their property.

And I'm not sure on the law but using a firearm in that area would probably bring you unwanted attention.
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And the suggestion you remove your post is more for the fact that the area in question can be an attractive spot for others already and don't need it broadcast. I don't think they were being a smartass.

As a general rule any area along the Wasatch Front with access to the forest is popular with the Extended Area archery hunters.

Enjoy yourself that hike will give you a workout at the very least.
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And the suggestion you remove your post is more for the fact that the area in question can be an attractive spot for others already and don't need it broadcast. I don't think they were being a smartass.

As a general rule any area along the Wasatch Front with access to the forest is popular with the Extended Area archery hunters.

Enjoy yourself that hike will give you a workout at the very least.

Ah if that is the case then I apologize to the other poster. Sincerely.


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Haha, I love watching you guys try to protect your areas. You might also want to look at the Farmington Canyon Rd. area too, Brett.

One thing about hunting from a public trailhead near the Wasatch Front: hunters can get their vehicles vandalized by people who think you're a big bad murdering hunter man. I sometimes hunt those areas but I always get there and get hunting before first light and I don't have a bunch of hunting logos and stuff on my vehicle.
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