Application strategy roundup: Wyoming and Arizona
When it comes to strategies to put more tags in your pocket and tips on navigating each state's application process, GOHUNT Insider has you covered! From Insider-only articles to Filtering 2.0, to Unit Profiles, to our detailed Draw Odds section, all the way to Point Tracker, Hunt Planner, and much more. There are endless ways to help you research and plan for a hunt this year as well as down the road.
There are two important deadlines on the horizon:
- Wyoming nonresident elk: January 31, 2023, by 11:59 p.m MST
- Arizona elk and antelope: February 14, 2023, by 11:59 pm Arizona time
To help out, I thought it would be great to summarize a bunch of recent research articles and videos that we have published.
Application strategy articles
We cover our Application Strategy articles for every application period across the West.
If you're new to GOHUNT, we release state-by-state Insider Application Strategy Articles three to four weeks before each state’s deadline. We feel this is the perfect length of time for you to check out the new 2023 regulations, unit boundary changes, herd information, and we cover any potential tag allocation changes before you try to draw your dream tag. Keep in mind that you can always research for your upcoming season by utilizing Filtering 2.0, Draw Odds, and GOHUNT Maps well before we release each state's application strategy article. Application season can be very overwhelming, and we try to keep it simple with an easy-to-follow schedule of article release dates. Some of the Application Strategy articles are released within a small window, but that is done to ensure we are providing the best possible information to our users. Different states release their regulations and herd information at tight windows to the application deadline. So we strive to release these articles with all the information possible to help you make your best application decision.
What you need to know video series
In addition to our Application Strategy articles, we also publish a series of “What you need to know” videos for each state.
Our most recent what you need to know videos:
- What you need to know — 2023 Wyoming elk application
- What you need to know — 2023 Arizona elk and antelope application
BIG HUNT GUYS podcast episodes
We also released several podcast episodes to aid in your 2023 application plans. You can check those out below.
- Wyoming draws and looming changes — BIG HUNT GUYS Podcast Ep. 51
- How to draw more tags in 2023 — BIG HUNT GUYS Podcast Ep. 49
New Insider feature — Hunt Planner
To aid in your research and planning efforts, we created a brand new tool for Insiders called Hunt Planner. This tool will help you be more efficient at planning for hunts and also keeps all your research data organized. No more notepads getting lost or headaches when trying to remember what units caught your eye during your research! Everything you need is always in one place at GOHUNT.
What can you do in Hunt Planner?
- Save unit seasons in Filtering 2.0
- Never lose track of units you want to further research
- Rank seasons
- Can help decide what unit to apply for or what order to place your units when applying on a state's website
- Compare seasons (up to three at a time)
- Save the filter settings you used in Filtering 2.0 to find a great hunt
- Add notes to your research folder under season level or hunt folder level
- And much more!
Other sources of application information
When it comes to research, more information is always better when you’re trying to make your application plans. In addition to all the resources we cover on Insider, below we are several videos from Randy Newberg and Remi Warren that also walk you through each state's process.
How To Apply For Wyoming Elk - 2023 Changes For Wyoming
"Randy Newberg explains how to apply for elk in Wyoming for 2023. There are a few changes for 2023 in Wyoming. Check out this video to learn how to apply for elk in Wyoming!"
The BEST ELK STATE? How to hunt elk and antelope in Arizona
“Elk hunting in Arizona is pretty epic! Come along as Randy explains how and why you should apply for Arizona elk and antelope in 2023!”
Wyoming elk application
"Looking to score an elk tag in Wyoming this year? I’ve put together a little video to help you make your decision a bit easier. The first step to going on a western big game hunt is obtaining a tag. Every state has a different and often confusing system. This week I break down the Wyoming elk application."
Hopefully you are well on your way to putting your best plan forward for the 2023 application season and that this small round-up article is beneficial to you. I'm thinking about continuing this each month during the application season, so I'd love to hear your thoughts. With Insider, you have everything you need in front of you when it comes to hunting research to make a plan to put a tag in your pocket. Best of luck in the upcoming 2023 draws! And as always, feel free to reach out to us at any time if you have questions.
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