Third season I hunt deer in Utah since I have a lifetime license there and it is an automatic license. I am keeping my options open here in Colorado and may try a black powder season in the right area. I have hunted deer in the Book Cliffs in Utah just across the border from 21 and have seen some great deer so that is a possibility. My biggest problem is hunting 5 states for deer and elk and keeping all the seasons in line so that I don't screw myself up with two great hunts for the same week.
Utah's point system is a joke. For everything except for general deer they give out "Bonus" points instead of preference points. The bonus points only give you a little bit more chance to draw out. I had a relative draw out twice while I was waiting to draw the same tag the first time. He drew his first tag with no points then had to wait 5 years to put back in for the draw. He drew his second tag 2 years after he could put back in. It took me 9 years to draw the Book Cliff elk tag and at 7:05 on the opening I had a 379 bull on the ground. Now I am trying to draw a Book Cliff muzzle loader tag and have 9 points for that, along with 10 points for a Buffalo tag. My favorite past time in the early part of the year is to put in for tags that I just can't draw. It is a good thing that I retired last year and have all this time to hunt, now if I could just draw the right tags.
Critter, I do the same thing. I put in for all sorts of stuff I had little chance of actually drawing. I always say there is no offseason, just scouting season, hunting season(s) and application season. I got points all over the west, and I'm in for moose drawings in the northeast (Maine, VT, NH), almost none of which I have any hope of actually drawing. But I'm very careful not to try to schedule too many things too close to each other.
lmao, crazy, but i guess someones got to get them and since I only have to buy the license once every two years, it's not to bad. Guess I'll just plan on general every few years....thanks for the info. Oh, and for $10 i believe, I am collecting bonus also.
What do you do with those empty nylon feed bags or dog & cat food bags? Can you say recycle? I use them for target practice for the youngsters. Take your empty shopping bags, stuff them into an empty nylon feed bag. You can also use old clothing or rags, (but put them in the bottom so it doesnt get top heavy). When your bag is full, fold the top over, punch some holes into the top and zip tie the top shut. Paint, draw, paste, or have the kids decorate their new target. Set it out 10 or 20...