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nvarcher
01-02-2012, 07:48 PM
I want to hunt elk with my bow next year and I was looking for some OTC or easy to draw permits (1 year) So I can chase some bulls in 2012. Any sugestions helpful.

jenbickel
01-02-2012, 07:54 PM
Is there a state you are wanting to go to?

squirrelduster
01-02-2012, 08:53 PM
I'm wanting to do the same thing. I'm thinking Oregon or Colorado.

Bitterroot Bulls
01-02-2012, 08:59 PM
Colorado, Idaho, Montana.

Plenty of options.

brandenbowhunter
01-02-2012, 09:29 PM
Need more info...what are you thinking

Ikeepitcold
01-02-2012, 09:45 PM
Idaho is a good choice as well as Co. I can help you with ID. Pm me if your interested.

sjsmallfield
01-02-2012, 11:14 PM
I would definitely say CO.

T43
01-03-2012, 08:51 AM
Idaho is mostly OTC for archery. Colorado has more elk but more hunters as well.

nvarcher
01-03-2012, 12:24 PM
I was thinking Oregon, Southern Idaho, and Possibly CO.

kyhorse
01-04-2012, 03:43 PM
I wouldn't overlook Montana.

Jerry
01-04-2012, 06:01 PM
Oregon has a general Archery season over the counter.

Maxhunter
01-04-2012, 07:02 PM
Colorado or Idaho. Oregon's ok.

trkytrack2
01-14-2012, 03:21 PM
Not all archery elk units in Colorado are OTC. Best check the regs. before choosing.

cnalder
01-15-2012, 08:33 AM
I have experience in both Idaho and Oregon and they both have lots of OTCs. Idaho has more bulls than Oregon but it also has more hunters. I'd do some research. The units I hunt in Idaho have about 600 hunters while Oregon only has 250. I've really noticed the bugling slowing down in Idaho, maybe from hunting pressure and wolves.

Ikeepitcold
01-15-2012, 08:57 AM
SE Idaho has a ton of hunters and it can be really difficult to get away from them when trying to find your own spot to hunt.

ElkTrout
02-02-2012, 07:55 PM
If you are willing to get off the beaten path and do your homework then Colorado is the place. There are a lot of elk but also alot of hunters!

HuskyMusky
02-03-2012, 01:15 AM
put in for a great unit in NM, everyone has the same odds, ie no points.

I'm not sure I'll ever hunt another OTC unit for archery elk particularly!

IMO all tags should be unit/area specific and by draw only, even if they're always 100% draws.

ID doesn't seem to get much love these days, and maybe while you're at it you could plug a wolf. ID didn't even sell all of their non-res tags last year or the year before I don't think, which could mean less pressure/more elk/older elk.

In God We Trust
02-11-2012, 07:12 PM
Not true about NM. Everyone but a nonresident DYI hunter has an equal shot at a tag. Non resident dyi hunters only have 6% of the tags set aside for them.