Those are all good states and usually better priced than some of the other hot spots. Maybe be a little more specific in what you are looking for, such as guided or a do it yourself public land hunt. How much are you willing to spend and what kind of trophy potential are you shooting for? What type of hunt do you want to go on? Rifle, archery, or muzzle loader? Would a rut hunt be better with the opportunity for some rattling? Some states have open prarie where spot and stalk is an option or watching open fields. In other states like Texas the use of bait is more the norm but some guys don't like hunting like that.
Not trying to be picky but there are a ton of different options, places to go and price ranges depending on the type of hunt you want to enjoy and what your expectations are.
Great gift by the way and I'm sure he's gonna love it no matter where you choose to go. How old is he anyway? I have found around here that our sons range in age from less than 5 to over 40 years old. Mine is almost 19 now.
Thanks hunter25 my son and i perfer diy bow hunting but where open for what ever. my son is 23 and loves to hunt i'd like to keep it under 2000$. We struck out on are most of tags this year my son got NM couse deer bow tag and i got colorado pronghorn bow tag one more hunt whould be nice.Thanks
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...