Re: Help setting up first elk hunt
I will give you an idea of how it works for residents in NY state. At the end of August licences sales commence, I choose the super sportsman option every year, that gives me a buck tag for archery season, a buck tag for the regular season, a bear tag, two turkey tags, a muzzle loader permit, archery permit, fishing permit, small game and big game permits, I then put in for the "lotto" for doe tags, which is controlled by regions, mine is 8H. I always get two that's the max, then they offer you another chance at the lotto about a month latter and I will draw two more. I cant use the buck tags, either sex muzzle loader/bow tags and bear tags anywhere in the state but the doe tags are by zone. It cost around 100$, lots of my friends purchased life time licences a few years back for 600$ then they raised it to 1000$
We have a lot of deer in my area and a lot of good bucks, in NYS we have 'game management areas" but most hunting I do is on private land.