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#7120087 - 03/22/18 06:59 PM new to out of state hunting
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What is a good out of state hunt for someone who has never done it before. Im looking for what animal to chase (muley elk or anelope) and what state would be easiest to get a tag in and suggestions on areas. Im up to anything but not looking to break the bank.

thanks
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#7120123 - 03/22/18 07:34 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 244
Loc: DFW
If you are looking to go this year you need to get moving on your applications! The due dates for most are coming up. If you don't have points built up in any state then I would pick one of the three animals you listed and make that the priority. No state out there will have Over the Counter or easy to draw tags for all three in one area.

Antelope- Wyoming-- just expect to have company on public land. There are plenty of units that you can draw with 0 points. Invest in OnX Maps. Apps are due in early May I believe.
Mule Deer- Montana or Wyoming-- Montana has OTC licenses I believe or large general season allotments. Wyoming does as well but you may need to get into the special draw (more $$) to get a tag with zero points.
Elk-- Colorado, without a doubt- You can buy a rifle tag over the counter and there is tons of land available to hunt. Success rates aren't high but you can have a damn good time esp with some buddies.

I've never done Montana but I can give you some help with the others.

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#7120741 - 03/23/18 12:42 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43401
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
What is a good out of state hunt for someone who has never done it before. Im looking for what animal to chase (muley elk or anelope) and what state would be easiest to get a tag in and suggestions on areas. Im up to anything but not looking to break the bank.

thanks


Easiest non resident Elk tag is CO and Idaho, the easier Mulie deer is Idaho. With that said NM and CO have some good draw odds if your arenít as weapon dependent, with that said you can find units in CO that are easy draws for mulies.

Hunting out west is some what of a strategy, they higher success rates units are draw units. So you apply and if you donít draw you build points, and you can still hunt OTC areas.

Pm me and I can help you come up with a plan. Still a few states with open draws.

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#7121162 - 03/23/18 07:44 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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New Mexico and colorado are closest so I will start researching their dept of wildlife sites for info. Im guessing colorado is first to research just because I keep hearing the word "easiest"

thanks
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#7121700 - 03/24/18 02:50 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Your too late for New Mexico this year. Colorado deadline is coming up quick.

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#7124470 - 03/27/18 09:25 AM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 12/07/16
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Loc: Wyoming
Wyoming has more antelope than people and pretty good mule deer also.
I would purchase a PP this coming summer and plan a hunt next year. This year is still possible but deadline is coming. Doe tags are cheap and random draw so it's possible to put some meat in the freezer and scout for next year.
Additional tags can be had in the leftover drawing also.

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#7134619 - 04/06/18 04:21 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Woodsman

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 156
Loc: Dallas
Wyoming antelope is a great first western hunt. I would definitely do that for my first one. Go this year instead of trying to research it too much. No faster way to learn than getting out there and doing it.

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#7137079 - 04/09/18 07:51 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 05/15/14
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I like to hunt, donít really care what. The best, most liberal, and on the cheap hunting is to get on a lease, buy some land, or get a six month lease on a apartment next to some public land in Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana.

Happy Hunting
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#7137920 - 04/10/18 07:07 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 56
As a native Texan living in Wyoming. Wyoming antelope. If you can draw a tag. Do not get a leftover in the northeast part of the state unless you have a ranch to hunt.

But in a good area with public land, its a blast.

Or mule deer. Glass, glass, hike, hike. I would suggest applying for public texas hunts. They are similar to western public hunts if you can draw them.


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#7142689 - 04/16/18 07:59 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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I do the Texas drawn hunts and I am trying to expand. Looks like this is going ti take a lot of planning and dedication so looks like next year. Mule deer or antelope really excite me so lots of reading and looking to do in the meantime. thanks
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#7143067 - 04/17/18 09:04 AM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 12/07/16
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Loc: Wyoming
Get you a PP for antelope and deer next summer for a better draw chance in Wyoming.
The deadline for applications is May 31 for deer and antelope so you can still get in on it. Some deer areas can be drawn with 0 PP and they are not bad. Antelope need a PP or two for better access. Cow elk tags can be had next year and they are reduced price additional also, random draw.
I would look at Southern Wyo and central for a decent shot at a tag and hunt.

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#7146804 - 04/20/18 08:40 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Wytex]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Originally Posted By: Wytex
Get you a PP for antelope and deer next summer for a better draw chance in Wyoming.
The deadline for applications is May 31 for deer and antelope so you can still get in on it. Some deer areas can be drawn with 0 PP and they are not bad. Antelope need a PP or two for better access. Cow elk tags can be had next year and they are reduced price additional also, random draw.
I would look at Southern Wyo and central for a decent shot at a tag and hunt.


really good info . thank you!!
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#7147269 - 04/21/18 02:05 PM Re: new to out of state hunting [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 422
Loc: Wyoming
You do have a chance in the random part of the draw this year for a tag in an great area. Odds are long but someone has to draw them.
Doe tags are random draw too and maybe get in some fishing or grouse hunting on a doe hunt this fall. Sept is a great time to be in Wyoming: bugling elk, spawning trout, grouse hunting seasons and changing aspen leaves. Makes for a nice scouting type trip for a later buck hunt.

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