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.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...