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    How Many States do you Apply for?

    As I finished my Co application, I started thinking about this. How many states should I be applying for? Im up to 6 nowadays. A couple of them I am just doing points to try and use later, but it starts to become a strategy to not get overlap if I were to draw a surprise low odds tag

    As a disclaimer, I have only ever had one good tag in my life. Hoping all the applying will pay off in the future, starting with 2014 and a CO deer tag.

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    The list seems to be shrinking... I'm still in 5 but thinking another one or two will bight the dust this year. I personally don't think it's worth it anymore. Just my opinion though.

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    I have 5 including my home state. WY, CO, NV, ID, and WA.
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    Just 2 for me including my home state, NV and UT.....will go to ID OTC when funds allow and I don't get too many tags in NV.

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    Usually 3......Calif, Wyo & here in Colo. Used to put in for Az & Ut, but not anymore.
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    After taking a look at what I put in for I think I need to scale back soon after I draw a couple tags I have points for!
    I hunt everything I can draw or OTC in OR,next special draws in AK, then it's putting in for everything in UT and NV. After that it's Deer and/or elk tags or pts. depending on the year for AZ,MT,CO,WY and ID. I'd love to hunt MZ deer across the river in WA again, like I use to, but I'm usually tapped out on time and money by the time I get down the list to it! Obviously, I have to be careful to only draw about 2-3 out a state hunts a yr.
    To be honest when I draw a couple of these tags I've been building pts. for, I'll probably just do easy draw and OTC tags and spend most my time with friends and family in OR and AK and adjust other states from there!
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    AZ, NM, CO, UT, NV, WY, MT

    Eventually I'll apply in ID.

    Applied for 1 year in WA, then changed fees and with poor odds I cut my losses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    AZ, NM, CO, UT, NV, WY, MT

    Eventually I'll apply in ID.

    Applied for 1 year in WA, then changed fees and with poor odds I cut my losses.
    Exactly the same for me except I've applied in OR the last couple years and I'm probably going to cut my losses there as well. This was my first year applying in NM and I think I'll not be applying again unless it's for Barbary sheep in the outfitter pool.

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    I hunt whitetails and turkeys in KS and MO, apply for turkeys in SD, and apply for big game in AZ, CO, ID, KY, NM, UT and WY. I've been kicking around NV, but the cost, to me, doesn't justify the wait.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    I hunt whitetails and turkeys in KS and MO, apply for turkeys in SD, and apply for big game in AZ, CO, ID, KY, NM, UT and WY. I've been kicking around NV, but the cost, to me, doesn't justify the wait.
    I am curious why you think AZ, ID, UT, NM are worth it but not NV. To me NV is more worth it then any of those states. Of all those states I apply for NV and ID and Im not sure ID would be worth it if it werent close to me and I have other uses for the hunting license (wolf tag and otc deer or elk is 1 of my back pocket hunts).
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