Recent comments

ALERT: New bill will severely impact nonresident hunters in WY - posted 1 week ago

I'm a nonresident for Wyoming. I have hunted Wyoming three times. Most of the residents are super helpful and very nice. I have had one run-in with a grumpy landowner, overall a very non-resident friendly state. The game and fish is one of the best and always courteous and incredibly helpful.

Now residents should always have better draw odds then non-residents IMO.
I would say the amount of resident OTC general elk tags and deer tags do just that for those species but when you look at the limited hunts there seems to be where the problem is.

Limited hunts are plagued by point creep and in some cases, non-residents do have better draw odds. They should address certain species and the LQ hunts not all of them IMO.

However, the changes in holding money, price increases, and available tags will change my behaviour and Wyoming will be off my list for ELK and Deer once I burn those points. Antelope ill probably keep trying but Montana is looking better.

2020 Western Big Game Hunting Application Deadlines - posted 4 weeks ago

ETA on AZ (Elk and Antelope) draw strategies?

APPLICATION STRATEGY 2020: Wyoming Elk - posted 1 month ago

Hello, when will the Arizona strategy article come out?

A photo essay on the work and creative side of building a custom pedestal mount - posted 6 months ago

Always look better when it has meaning! Very nice piece! Those bucks probably need a follow-up article on what was similar in the hunt to be successful and what was similar that caused problems.

How to pull off an out-of-state backpack hunt on a budget - posted 6 months ago

wow, such a controversial article who would have thought. seems pretty accurate in total. doing a 5 day backpack muzzy deer hunt in Nevada with my son and for two of us ( Honey stingers waffles $19.80 + Justin's butter stuff $18.79 + Mountain 20% off free shipping $83.89+ $240 non res deer+ kuiu game bags $61.55 + Misc groceries (bagel thins, cheese, nuts, bacon, coffee instant, batteries AA) $67.82 + havalon blades $15 + Gas $200 (AZ-Cental Nevada) $706.85) no processing (self) no taxidermy and that is a five days for two of us now it would be only more food for more days. but you figure I could go 10 days on that myself and add in $400 more for an elk tag in CO and I get $1,106.85