In Utah for limited entry hunts when you apply you choose your weapon, ie. archery, rifle(actually called any weapon), and muzzle loader. For rifle your elk hunt is about a week long. For archery is about 3 weeks. Not sure on muzzy but I think it's a bit longer than rifle. The problem with Utah is the give the peak of the rut for elk to the gun hunters. It doesn't make sense but that's how the money works for the state. If your like me, elk is far more exciting then deer!!!!