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APPLICATION STRATEGY 2015: Idaho deer, elk and antelope

Awesome mule deer genetics, rugged backcountry that supports plenty of trophy bull elk, and Boone and Crockett qualifying antelope bucks are all great reasons to put Idaho on your radar for 2015. In fact, Idaho may be the most overlooked destination in the West. Tags are issued for controlled hunts for deer, elk and antelope through a system that does not hassle with points. If you do not draw a controlled tag in the draw, Idaho makes it simple to head afield every year with their over-the-counter (OTC) opportunities for both deer and elk. If you already applied in Idaho for sheep, moose or mountain goat, then you are not eligible to apply for deer, elk or antelope in the controlled hunt, but you are eligible to buy an OTC tag. One serious consideration is that you must invest in a non-refundable hunting license in order to apply, so be prepared to leave money on the table if you are unsuccessful in drawing without even earning a point! You can apply online here continue reading...