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    Quote Originally Posted by Calbuck View Post
    I'm in for AZ, NV, WY, ID, CA, UT.. Considered MT, CO, OR, NM but couldn't pull the trigger on em. Don't ask me why!
    Good call passing on OR, Sheep and Mt goat would be the only animals that would be worth non res with little to no points applying for.

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    Always 8, usually 9, sometimes 10 states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    When I began my application strategy, I looked at every state, with elk in mind first and foremost.
    New Mexico: because it's a completely random draw, and you get all your money back, less a few app fees.
    Idaho: again, random draw, and when I don't draw, I'll hunt OTC, so I'm not really out the license fee.
    Utah: costs about a quarter of the price of Nevada, when you factor in the $65 license, and the requirement to only buy it every other year. Many more available archery tags
    Arizona: better season dates, more available tags, and just the desire to ultimately hunt Arizona.

    For me, I'd prefer to hunt elk in the rut. I don't have much of a desire to hunt them in the late season, and since the vast majority of NV opportunity is all later hunts, I passed on it when building my app strategy.
    That makes sense. Deer were more my priority when I started applying. Some of why I have stayed out of AZ and NM is because of how far away they are. Part of why I choose NV is its closer too. I do hunt ML deer in UT sometimes but its a unit that can be drawn with no points.
    "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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    This year it will be MN, KS, WY and CO.

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    WY,CO,SD,NM, and of course my home state of Illinois.

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    Same as umpquahunter. But not all of the same states.

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    9 states! Probably about 8 too many!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calbuck View Post
    And there's a problem with general season deer?
    Heck no man. I was just pointing out how hard everything else is to draw. General deer and the chance to hunt is what makes people stay in the Utah game long term to try to draw other tags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama View Post
    Heck no man. I was just pointing out how hard everything else is to draw. General deer and the chance to hunt is what makes people stay in the Utah game long term to try to draw other tags.
    I agree with you Alabama. It seems like a lot of people consider General tags as a waste of their time, but the reality is, drawing the "good" tags just don't happen often enough for me. I'd rather hunt every year than sit on the couch counting my points!

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    I would hunt a ML deer in Utah that can be drawn with 0 points atleast every other year if the season was 2 weeks earlier.
    "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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