A close state that does is Utah on their limited entry archery tags. A good area is the Book Cliffs just across the border. It holds some big bears and one of the biggest black bears that I have ever seen was down there. One big problem is that they only offer 2 non-resident tags for the spring bear hunt.
I'll check out the bear this afternoon. I have applied in Utah for 3 years now for antelope and just started deer this year. My dad lives in Junction so heading over to the book cliffs is pretty close.
I have not hunted archery for a long time but have a used bow now a friend traded me. More incentive to pick it up and get back into it.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...