Originally Posted by nate270
I Live in idaho and I'm a nevaden and i grew very upset with the draw and the way things are in nv the elk is a once in a lifetime and deer is on the draw and if you want a good area you need lots of preferance points (one point for every year that you dont draw a tag) ie this year is going to suck. and then you get your tag and you only have 4 weeks to hunt eather early or late there are no center of the rut hunts any more. now for the out of stater he puts in for a tag you almost always get one and in just about any area that you want and they dont have to be guided or anything so if your willing to drive hours and hike into the sweet spot that produced big record size bucks from the good old days the out of state hunters get all the preferance and make hunting in Nevada worth every penny as i now see it.
How can you be a Nevadan, but live in Idaho?
I am a Nevadan, born and raised. Never lived anywhere else. Wouldn't want to.
Once in a lifetime for a bull elk? Hardly. It takes roughly 10-12 years to draw in a good area. If you are successful, you'll have to wait 10 years to start drawing again. Then another 10-12 to draw another. 30-35 years between tags is a long time, not a lifetime.
I think you got some other figures mixed up. I look every year at the draw statistics when its time to put in for tags. I just looked again to make sure.
If you are a nonresident applying for rifle bull elk tags in Nevada, in most cases, you're chances of drawing a tag are half that of a resident. If you want to hunt area 16(early) you are 10x less likely to draw.
And for the tag fees. Resident elk tag is $120. Non-resident tag is $1200.
For deer, the odds that a non-resident draws is again 10x less than a resident in the most popular areas.