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.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...