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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusvdk View Post
    Any state I have a tag for
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    For a resident, Wyoming. For a nonresident, any state you can get a tag in.

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    Any State that I have a Elk tag in, is my favorite State.

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    Idaho because I live there and can't afford out of state right now. Good OTC and have seen some awesome bulls in draw only units.

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    I think Arizona because of the quality and lack of hunters. All states have their good areas but you need to wait so long for the good ones. Enjoy everyone like it is your last.

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    Have hunted elk many years in UT, CO, WY and this year adding ID to the list. Utah for the quality (if you can get a tag), CO for the quantity and WY for the experience (far less hunters than other states). For casual good time hunt I pick colorado. For a state where I really hunt - a Wyoming tag is hard to beat. Utah just too hard to get quality tag unless you want to spike hunt (which can also be fun if you have your honey holes).

    I'd really love to add Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico to my list.
    Brave Rifles & Toujours Pret!

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    Favorite???.......by far, Arizona. Been drawn four times for archery bull......each one was an incredible hunt/experience.
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    Hi horshour,

    My advice is to not pick a single state, which was a huge mistake I made. My advice is to start acquiring bonus points in AZ. NV, & UT. From the looks of things, Wyoming is back in the ring for huge trophies.

    BTW, from my experience and knowledge that I've gained by talking with people who know far more than me and from helpful posters here, it will take at least 20 bonus points to have a realistic chance of getting in an authentic trophy area.

    I like Colorado, but so does just about every elk hunter in the nation, in the world for that matter. That makes reality of getting in one of Colorado's premier trophy elk units a very long shot.

    One more thing that a biologist told me many years ago: look for areas with rich mineral content that spurs huge antler growth. Also, a game warden told me that 90% of all huge animals will be found in 10% of a unit's area. I believe that 10% is called edge. But I might be wrong about that.

    Best of luck to you.

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    PointsHunter,

    I agree. In a previous post of mine about trophy elk states, I completely forgot about NM.

    If you have the resources, the San Carlos Apache Reservation in AZ has HUGE bulls. Years ago I saw a photo of whom I believe was one the reservation's prosecutors with a massive elk he had killed on the reservation. But getting a tag there is difficult and extremely expensive.

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    I'm not looking to pick a single state, I think you're right about that. I was more looking for feedback.

    On the other hand, you want to get familiar with an area you can hunt in your home state as often as you can draw it. I think most people are better off hunting a green chip unit in their own state, especially if it can be drawn as a second choice.

    It's pretty hard to get to know units in 4-5 states and it is pretty expensive to apply in 4-5 states for elk, deer, antelope, sheep...

 

 

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