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Over the counter mule deer?

I am from Idaho and have some good mule deer spots. Though it seems the whitetail are taking over here in north Idaho. The probablem is I don't know any places out of state that I can make a second muley hunt each year that offer over the counter tags to nonresidents.

Is there anybody out there that lives somewhere that there is OTC tags avalible for nonresidents and have a decent amount of public or game department managed lands that I could hunt?

If anyone wats to point me in the right direction, I will point you in the right direction here in Idaho.

 

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a few

Nebraska, Washington, New Mexico usually has leftovers, Colorado has leftovers, California has first come first served in a few muley units in the south (which suck), Wyoming has leftovers, you know about Idaho.  Oklahoma and Texas will require drawings to hunt the public land, but you can get the tags without drawing.

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New mexico is a state I have

New mexico is a state I have been thinking about for a while. I have a friend from school that lives there so maybe I should get ahold of him and see if he has some places that would be worth the scouting trip down there.

Nebraska would be neat too, I read somewhere one time that there was very little public land in Nebraska though.

I don't know if I'll make it anywhere else this year but I'm trying to get all my homework done so I ca at least get something set up for next year.

Good info exbiologist. Much appreciated.

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Ha!

exbiologist wrote:
California has first come first served in a few muley units in the south (which suck),

Which might be why I haven't shot a deer down here in 9 years.... lol

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go north

The B zones aren't bad at all, neither are the C zones, but now we're not talking mule deer.  Are you at least working the draws?

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Yeah, they are good, but I'd

Yeah, they are good, but I'd ultimately like to hit some of the X and G zones.  Maybe up in the Owens Valley, near Bishop.  The G6 Kern hunt is a nice one.

I have not kept up with them here.  I hunt mulies local, but if I am gonna travel, I will go somewhere like Colorado, Utah, Nevada, etc.  That's why I started applying for Colorado points, so i can do a combo hunt next year.

The only thing I put in for out her in CA is the elk tag.  I can hunt elk in alot of states, but the Tule elk is sort or unique to California.  Don't know if I will draw a tag in the next 30 years though......  

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