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Re: Public Land Application Strategy [Re: TXNMHunter] #8992473 01/23/24 02:17 AM
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I was thinking the difference was whether you wanted to gain a point or not but you beat me to it. Better than most other states, I think. WY you have to have a medical excuse. I turned my AZ coues tag in last year and I got my points back but they kept my $300. That's with the point guard. But I'm glad, I kept my 5 points and gained the 2023 point.


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Re: Public Land Application Strategy [Re: TXNMHunter] #9013511 03/01/24 05:18 PM
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I’ve hunted most of the places mentioned but it’s been a LONG time. I had no idea there was a points system. In the past we just bought out of state licenses and hit the mountains. Glad I got elk, moose, mulies and antelope out of my system.

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Re: Public Land Application Strategy [Re: Dave Davidson] #9014856 03/04/24 08:15 PM
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Unfortunately a lot of sheep, moose and goat is out of reach for the common hunter anymore. Sounds like you were hunting out of state in the hay day.

Re: Public Land Application Strategy [Re: TXNMHunter] #9017410 03/10/24 01:11 AM
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Mine is complex and variable:

Utah/NV. Apply for only awesome units for deer, elk, antelope (long odds). Got over 10 points. Apply for desert sheep tags looking really at the best chance of drawing.

New Mexico - apply for everything some in guide pool some not. New Mexico being random draw you can have lightning strike any year.

Colorado apply for sheep, goat, moose, buy a point for MD 0 points, Elk(20 points)and Antelope 21 points. Colorado point system sucks. A top elk unit can take 25 pints to draw. So literally once in a lifetime hunt.

Montana - the big three sheep, goat moose

Wyoming - pronghorn, moose, elk

South Dakota - deer, bison

Texas - everything with different strategies for each catagory.

I apply in several other states for specific tags and governer tags.

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Mine is complex and variable: it’s kinda based on drawing a sheep tag. Most of the other species are just add ons.

Utah/NV. Apply for only awesome units for deer, elk, antelope (long odds). Got over 10 points. Apply for desert sheep tags looking really at the best chance of drawing.

New Mexico - apply for everything some in guide pool some not. New Mexico being random draw you can have lightning strike any year.

Colorado apply for sheep, goat, moose, buy a point for MD 0 points, Elk(20 points)and Antelope 21 points. Colorado point system sucks. A top elk unit can take 25 pints to draw. So literally once in a lifetime hunt.

Montana - the big three sheep, goat moose

Wyoming - pronghorn, moose, elk deer. (Drew the once in a lifetime bison several years ago)

South Dakota - deer, bison

Texas - everything with different strategies for each catagory.

I apply in several other states for specific tags and governer tags.

Re: Public Land Application Strategy [Re: TXNMHunter] #9018600 03/12/24 10:56 PM
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Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to start applying in Nevada and yes I know it’s not a good value but hopefully it will be worth it if I draw elk one time in my life. Have you hunted Wyoming Elk before? I am trying to pick out a unit to hunt this year with 5 points.

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Re: Public Land Application Strategy [Re: TXNMHunter] #9019266 03/14/24 04:54 PM
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Look into cow tags to get to know an area before you spend your PPs on a bull tag.

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Originally Posted by TXNMHunter
Thanks for sharing. I think I am going to start applying in Nevada and yes I know it’s not a good value but hopefully it will be worth it if I draw elk one time in my life. Have you hunted Wyoming Elk before? I am trying to pick out a unit to hunt this year with 5 points.


dont forget the silver state tags in NV and super tags in WY


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Re: Public Land Application Strategy [Re: Wytex] #9019517 03/15/24 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Wytex
Look into cow tags to get to know an area before you spend your PPs on a bull tag.


That is the plan for this year! Hoping to get a cow tag

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