Western big game hunting can be intimidating and complicated at times, especially if you are venturing into a new state for the first time. I feel I was pretty fortunate to grow up in a hunting family and learn the ropes, so to speak, when I was a kid. I knew what the major rules and regulations were and learned the ins and outs of obtaining tags. Growing up in Utah, I watched the general deer tags go from driving down to our local sporting goods store the week before the hunt and purchasing one, to waiting in line when they started to limit them, to now having to build a couple of preference points to draw a permit. I’m not even going to get into when I started applying in other states! It’s crazy how much and how often these states change their rules, processes, unit boundaries, permit numbers and the list goes on. It can be hard to stay on top of it if you don’t have something there to help. The Insider membership is just that.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran with points scattered across various states or brand new to western hunting, Insider is for you. It allows you to take advantage of years of knowledge, all in one place. One thing that I have figured out over the years, is that everyone wants something just a little different when it comes to hunting. What one person feels is the greatest thing ever, the next person might not. So, when it comes to a toolset that helps you make a plan, Insider allows you to make it yours. Below I’m going to showcase a few of the Insider features that do that and why everyone, new or old, should be using them to start planning their upcoming hunting season.