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#6309134 - 05/24/16 02:07 AM non resident mule deer applications
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 259
Loc: eagle mt lake,TX
Anyone have experiance putting in for mule deer tags out of state? Im not looking to draw right away but would like to get a few preference points started. I would like plenty of public land so places like Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, ect. Any input as to states or best units would be helpful! Thanks.
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#6309369 - 05/24/16 09:10 AM Re: non resident mule deer applications [Re: jae011]
muleymaddness Offline
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Registered: 06/21/15
Posts: 17
I put in for about 20 different tags each year in about 4 states - all species. If you want options in the future, you should be building points. It does cost though. Last year I cashed out my points in Wyoming (6 points) and shot a 183" high country mule deer. In 2011 I drew a deer permit in Colorado with 3 preference points and took a 31" buck. Drew a unit this year with 3 points - we'll see how that goes. Idaho doesn't have a preference point system - lottery every year just like New Mexico. Colorado is good for mule deer, but congested with elk hunters because most of the units are over the counter for elk. Here are the two bucks I mentioned above. The white horned deer is Wyoming and the snow picture is Colorado.




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#6309653 - 05/24/16 12:29 PM Re: non resident mule deer applications [Re: jae011]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43774
Loc: Kingwood
Colorado is the easiest deer state to hunt. Wide range of options, LO tags that can run cheaper than an ETX timberco lease, etc. Just apply for a point or put in for a decent quality 0pt archery hunt if you just have to hunt right away. Some of the same units that require 15-20pts for 3rd/4th seasons don't require near that many for ARchery or the ML hunt and the deer quality is the same, they're just not near as concentrated on the huge units.

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#6309729 - 05/24/16 01:37 PM Re: non resident mule deer applications [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15125
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Don't forget AZ. Home of some monster mulies. https://draw.azgfd.gov/
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#6309809 - 05/24/16 02:46 PM Re: non resident mule deer applications [Re: jae011]
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43774
Loc: Kingwood
I'll let you know when I'm 80 and finally draw a strip tag. grin

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#6310552 - 05/25/16 07:12 AM Re: non resident mule deer applications [Re: jae011]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
I do CO every season, but I'm originally from there and have access to thousands of acres of private land on the eastern plains. I go there to see family and hunt meat. Haven't hunted for antlers in 20+ years.

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#6310579 - 05/25/16 07:39 AM Re: non resident mule deer applications [Re: rifleman]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41081
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: rifleman
I'll let you know when I'm 80 and finally draw a strip tag. grin


Think I'll be 92. Good friend did draw a res Unit 1 archery elk

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#6313488 - 05/27/16 12:04 PM Re: non resident mule deer applications [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 847
Try Nevada, some big deer there. rifle

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