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Correct

Correct, I should have said 'hunt mule deer with tags we can draw on an annual basis.'

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The draw

It can be as tuff as you make it.

I put in for 21 tags in 6 different states, and only drew 1 tag.

Im waiting for Arizonia's deer results to complete my year.

CO does offer some great OTC hunting oppertunities.

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I have only ever hunted

I have only ever hunted Colorado. Maybe after the kids grown up and all moved out I will give another state a try.

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elkkill06 wrote:

I have only ever hunted Colorado. Maybe after the kids grown up and all moved out I will give another state a try.

For where you are located at you might consider putting in for Utah in the Book Cliffs.  There are some great elk but the size of the deer is going down a little.  The only problem is the cost for a non-resident if you draw $795 for an elk and $463 for a deer but all it cost to put in is $10.00 application fee for each animal and a $65.00 hunting license.  They don't charge for the permit unless you draw.  With that license you can rabbit hunt over out of Westwater. 

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Hunting multiple states

Critter wrote:

elkkill06 wrote:

I have only ever hunted Colorado. Maybe after the kids grown up and all moved out I will give another state a try.

For where you are located at you might consider putting in for Utah in the Book Cliffs.  There are some great elk but the size of the deer is going down a little.  The only problem is the cost for a non-resident if you draw $795 for an elk and $463 for a deer but all it cost to put in is $10.00 application fee for each animal and a $65.00 hunting license.  They don't charge for the permit unless you draw.  With that license you can rabbit hunt over out of Westwater. 

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For where you are located at you might consider putting in for Utah in the Book Cliffs.  There are some great elk but the size of the deer is going down a little.  The only problem is the cost for a non-resident if you draw $795 for an elk and $463 for a deer but all it cost to put in is $10.00 application fee for each animal and a $65.00 hunting license.  They don't charge for the permit unless you draw.  With that license you can rabbit hunt over out of Westwater. 

Critter,

I have been seriously thinking of giving Utah a try. ::laugh2 In the past I spent some time on the Bookcliffs in Utah and seen some awesome bucks, but I also spend a lot of time in the Manti-Lasals and have considered hunting muleys over there and the tags are cheaper.

Definately going to give it a try sometime.

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elkkill06 wrote:

 

 

I hunted the Manti for a long time on the rifle hunt and while there are some nice bucks they are few and far between.  I switched my area to the Southern a few years ago and have seen some real nice bucks there.  It is just getting close enough that I am having the problem with right now. 

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Holy smokes Hoggetter!  I

Holy smokes Hoggetter!  I don't know how some of you fellas are able to decipher and keep all the different states straight.  I try to do one out of state hunt a year....I'm slowly learning the in's and out's of each states application process.  My budget and vacation time limits me currently but I have hopes that sometime in the future I will be able to swing multiple state hunts.

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It ain't rocket science, just a foreign language

Growing up in a complicated draw state might have helped me more readilty understand the regs of others, but it ain't that hard.  You have application deadlines, you put it on your calendar.  Some require a non refundable license fee, others don't.  Most require fee up front, and all have some sort of preference system, most of which are very similar to the others.

Once you speak the language, it's no sweat.  Just gotta get past the fear of stepping outside your comfort zone.

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It's a real killer on the

It's a real killer on the wallet for a few states like AZ and WY who require the funds up front. That's a lot of money to shell out to wait and see if they are eventually going to send it back to you. I would think that limits a lot of people from putting in for those hunts as well. Do you know the logic behind that ex?

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It all depends on how much

It all depends on how much money that the DOW thinks that it can take in and make off of the permit fees.  In Colorado it looks like the think that they make more money off the fees than they would if more hunters put in for the tags.  Now Utah is just the oppisit.  They use to require the full amount up front but then changed to where there is only an application fee unless you draw the tag but they did raise the application fee from $5.00 to $10.00 and they got a lot more people puting in for the hunts. 

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