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.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...