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where to hunt?

My dad and i have been hunting near sundance wyoming for the past few years for whitetail and mule deer. we've gotten the left over tags every year but for some reason this year we didnt draw them. we'd really like to still go on a hunt somewhere around wyoming area. and are open to do most kinds of hunting. we'd like to hunt for deer or maybe ever hog or antelope. ive been trying to do research on what states/areas we could but figured this would be the easiest way. id still like to get to an area where we could draw something but dont know what is still open. we understand we arent going to kill a world recond, we're just a dad and son trying to enjoy something we both love together. if anybody has any advice thatd be very much appreciated.

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Wyoming cut a lot of tags

A lot of guys didn't draw the tags they were hoping for for antelope or deer due to some cut backs.  Some decent leftovers in Region Y if you're interested in those instead.  Won't be nearly the deer density you're used to, and a little more mountainous.  

D has some decent hunting too, but it's a short season.

If you're looking for options in other states, you should look into South Dakota's Black Hills hunts, should be easier to draw than Wyoming.  The Black Hills Deer draw deadline is coming up in July.  Took me two years to draw the either species tag,  but if you're ok with whitetail only, you've got a better chance.

Nebraska also has OTC either species tags for a similar area.

Colorado will have some leftovers and is an option if you want an elk/deer combo hunt.  Won't be much to choose from after the leftover draw though.  As more and more people are becoming aware of that option, and fewer deer licenses available and more people putting in for the 1st application period,  there are fewer and fewer deer tags making it to leftover day.

Idaho has OTC elk and deer too.

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Just out of curiosity, does

Just out of curiosity, does South Dakota require buying a license before applying? or can you just buy a point like some states?

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Can't remember

I don't think you can just buy a point, but there is no overarching license you have to buy first either.  Could be totally wrong though.  It was 06 and 07 I last applied there so, it's been a little while.  Pretty sure it was just an application fee first.  Might be a question for the Great Plains forum

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