Out of state hunting

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  1. Rook52

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    As everyone knows I tend to linger around the hunting area of this forum. Lots of great stories and pictures. I wanted to start this thread in hopes it would catch on and we can help each other out.
    Our merry band of misfits are located everywhere so why not share hunting information. Things that can help out of towners hunt different areas. I’m not asking to give away secret honey holes but maybe point in the direction of a good unit, good chunk of public, or areas to stay away from.
    To many times I’ll read forums and guys refuse to share information to non residents. I see there point too. Lots of time and money are spent to find secret spots, just to give it away to someone you don’t know. Well I want to change that on this forum. If anyone wants to hunt Wisconsin specifically Chippewa county area just ask. I can point you to some great whitetail areas, pheasant, fishing, and @Expat secret grouse hunting spot. I can’t guarantee success but at least you should see game if you hunt hard.
    I’m looking to do a DYI hunt next year out west. I’m not hung up on a state but from what I found out Idaho, Colorado, Montana, and Nebraska are easier to get tags. I’m looking to hunt either mule deer or antelope. Possibly both. Any one with info I’d love to hear about it. I also have lots of information about guide hunts so if someone is looking for an outfitter, hit me up.
     
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    Yeah. And I’m going on Rook’s trip with him too, so y’all give us some good info!
     
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    I don't have much info to give but I could use some help!
     
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    I could but it's a long drive for you :D
     
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    I'm looking at doing an out of state hunt this year or next. I'm trying for diy and around $2k total. Something with otc tags and public land. I'm thinking Wyoming pronghorn but what I hear it's mostly private land that you pay to get on. I'd rather stick to something blm or state owned. Any state will do, really any species as well. Any suggestions?
     
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    I’ve been looking a lot at Idaho that seems super non res friendly it’s just over whelming to figure out a unit.
    Does anyone subscribe to Eastman hunting magazine? I was thinking about it to help with the draw system.
    Good luck with your adventure,
     
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    I live 25 miles from Idaho, it is a great outdoor state, lots of public land and easy tags. The thing you need to do in any western state is decide what species you want to hunt and then be realistic with yourself about how challenging of a hunt you are up for. you can then start doing your research. Even living this close I picked an area last year near Salmon Idaho that we had hunted very successfully for Mule Deer a few years ago. We got there with the usual hunters high hopes only to realize after a few days of hard hunting and marathon glassing that there had been a huge winter kill in 2017 and there were basically no mature bucks to be found. We had a great time but didn't see any bucks where we could hunt that were what we were looking for? Some of these areas change very quickly and no matter what you think you know do your homework!! I have lived and or hunted in Wyoming, Colorado, Washington Idaho and Montana. If there is anything I can help you with let me know
     
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    Nice! @480 RUGER so can you point me to just a unit that’s good for a first timer. I’m in pretty good shape I’m not afraid to work hard. I have realistic expectations just want a start. Oh I should say that I’m looking in to Idaho mule deer. I’m not looking to kill the biggest buck in that state just a great experience. Kinda want a mountain/ timber area. Once I can narrow down to a unit I’ll just get topos and start to grind. Thank you in advance !!!!
     
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