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.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.