Where are you applying (state only unless you want to divulge)

robby denning

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I'm applying for home state Idaho rifle

Nevada muzzleloader

Colorado 2nd choice muzzleloader (in the event I don't draw Nevada)

Utah muzzleloader- very longs odds

Montana - not this year due to not having enough points to justify the new "squaring points" rule. Might be done for good, unless my hunting partner Trevor talks me into it.

Wyoming- point only as Western Wyoming hammered right now (although as Rob Wiley showed us, a true smoker could still come out of this country)

Arizona Muzzleloader- pretty long odds

New Mexico- can't decide as they dropped the NR quota to 6% so probably not. They can make thier money of the residents.

Oregon- quit two years ago with 4 points on the table due to their stingy NR policy and price increase. Like NM, they can get their money from the residents or the non-big-buck hunters (nothing wrong with those guys).
 

Matt Cashell

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Probably best not to put in for MT. There aren't any deer here anyway. Tell your friends. :)

Seriously, you don't need points to draw a NR tag, and some of the best deer come out of non-permit units. Something to think about.

I'm going to put in for point only in CO, and might do OTC in ID. It is just over the hill afterall...
 

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Hunts I've either already put in for and/or plan on putting in for:

AZ archery mule deer
CO archery mule deer (PP, alpine hunt-2nd choice)
NV archery mule deer
UT archery mule deer (limited entry)
WY mule deer (point only)
NM archery mule deer (2b-January)
CA Mule Deer (Goodale Unit)

I should for sure draw CO......we'll see about the others.
 
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robby denning

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Bitterroot thanks for the tip and I'd have to agree that some of the best bucks come from nonpermit units. However, with plenty of hunting around here and with points built up in other states, I can't really justify hunting Montana unless I pulled a really good unit for big deer (I know, there's only a couple) so that is why I'll probably sit out for a bit.

For Idaho, I don't know if you saw my post in the Mule Deer forum, but I think there will be a few real smokers come out of OTC, a bunch of two points (due to mild winter) and not a lot in between. Just my two cents.

Co point is a good idea if you can get down there.
 
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BOHNTR you a truly an archer! Best of luck.

Have you hunted any of the NM January hunts yet?

Just curious, as Idaho has a few that are OTC with some unhunted country in them. I gave up, though, as the crunchy snow and many does didn't justify the time I was spending compared to the velvet season.
 

desertstalker

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WY Deer (Archery)
CA Archery deer -low odds
UT Archery deer (LE) - low odds
CO (preference point)
NV Archery deer - low odds
OR Archery deer general season (sitting on 10 Res. points)
Planning on WY and OR
 

TrevorKaech

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Washington
Montana
Oregon - Point only
Wyoming - Point only
Utah - Point only
Arizona - Point only
Colorado - Point only
 
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bohntr

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Have you hunted any of the NM January hunts yet?

Just curious, as Idaho has a few that are OTC with some unhunted country in them. I gave up, though, as the crunchy snow and many does didn't justify the time I was spending compared to the velvet season.
Robby:

Yeah, I've hunted NM in January (archery) several times over the years. I've bowhunted 2B area and also unit 34......but you're right, the crunchy snow makes it to stalk in on bucks. I prefer the January AZ desert rut hunts.

Never tried Idaho for a late season archery hunt. Might have to do that someday.
 
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robby denning

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BOHNTR
I think I remember a mag story or website story with a pic of a January AZ deer you took. Good buck, big body if I remember???? If you get bored, post it up.

If a guy can hit a late archery hunt the day it snows, or, find a place he can sit without freezing to death, then it's a great hunt!

If you ever try Idaho, let me know, I can help.
 

Juan_ID

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Surprised to see not many people planning on hunting Idaho! I'll be applying for a limited entry unit and if I don't draw then it'll be OTC like usual! Thinkin about buying an extra tag this year, will have to see how things pan out... Good luck to all! And hey Robby, any tips?? 😉
 

evan williams

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Well with the wife and I expecting here in about a week !!! I pulled out of AZ elk tag but here is what I am looking at still:

UTAH (point deer)
COLORADO archery high country
COLORADO elk point
COLORADO Bighorn point
COLORADO Mtn Goat point
KANSAS -- Lifetime license holder!!!! WOO WOO
ARIZONA Deer (point) then late season hunt OTC deer with my cousin
 

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Just buying a point for Colorado in hopes of a return trip next year. Ill hunt mulies here at home.
 

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Washington late archery
Colorado high country archery
Nevada not sure yet (late archery or late rifle)
Utah limited entry(no chance really)
Nodak archery
 

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OR (gotta hunt as a NR this season :/)
CO
NV
AZ
UT
WY (goats only)
NM (Ibex only)
I'll come back to Tejas to slay some hogs and late season whitetail and audad.
 

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All in my home state of CO this year.

Elk - probably OTC Archery
Deer - Eastern Plains
Pronghorn -Ltd Unit, OTC if no draw
PP for moose, sheep, goat
 

shanevg

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Washington - general season unless I get lucky in the draws
CO - points
WY - points
NV - points
UT - Henry Mountains (haha)
AZ - points
 

actionshooter

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Wa all the permits (what a joke)
ID mule deer
Mt combo
CO 3rd season tag, muley
NM Oryx


AND, I'm out of money.
 
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