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    The "Have to" Tags for a new western hunter

    If you were 24yrs old with a decent wage two weeks of vacation yearly and a capable archery and gun hunter what tags are you for sure putting in for/States you are buying points for/Adventure your saving money for. This Yr i applied for Everything Utah, Deer in montana(hunt it every yr with my dad good oppurtunity state), Put in for everything in wyoming as i am a resident of the state, and i always put in for a north dakota deer tag (where i grew up). But i guess what im asking is if you could of started buying points at a young age what are your for sure bucket list hunts a guy should buy points and save for.

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    I'd be saving for a Slave Lake area moose/deer/bear/wolf combo hunt.

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    off the subject a little what part of nd u from

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    I grew up in Beulah North dakota central part of the state.

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    Especially for a resident I think WY has the most to offer of any western state. I would put Colorado deer at the top of your list. Not the hunts that take alot of points but there are some good bow and ML hunts you can have for 5 or less points. NV and ID have some very good hunts but not so good draw odds. I wouldnt get into to many places you cant draw with 5 or less points. Chose areas you can hunt every few years.
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    I agree with MM. If you can get a NV bull tag your in for a good hunt but takes a lot if points. I think you've got the rite idea and track your on.
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    NM unit 2b. If you have light feet then the jan archery season can produce bucks like no other place on earth. O yeah and you don't have to worry about calculating points because nm doesn't play the point game. Only downside is the odds at around .02%.The light feet will come in handy in the crunchy snow.

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    Idaho and Nevada sound pretty good compared to .02% LOL.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, musket man i agree with you i feel that even in lesser trophy states montana for instance if you spend enough time hunting and learning the area the oppurtunity for nice deer and elk are there for sure. Especially if you get to know some good block management areas. I think i will put in for an idaho sheep tag just for the fact its a luck of the draw state and ive also thought about new mexico elk for the same reason. Ikeepitcold and swampokie ill have to look into nevada.

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    Yep mm you would be right but Rio arriba county has produced more b&c entries than nearly all states and its only 1 county. That being said most of the bucks are native Colorado deer!
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