Sticky idea...How to plan ahead for various hunts

ur2ez22

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Maybe this already exists elsewhere and I didn’t find it in searching, in which case I apologize and will delete this. But I’d like to create a reference for best practices to have a variety of successful big game hunts. Which animals can you have good hunts at with OTC tags, which states should you buy bonus/preference points for certain animals, etc.

Arizona
- Elk: Some big bulls, but prime archery hunts can take 10+ bonus points and rifle can take 18+ bonus points.

- Desert Bighorn: Looking at 20+ bonus points nowadays for a once-in-a-lifetime tag.

- Antelope & Bison: These can take 15-20 bonus points as well, but not sure they’re worth pursuing for non-residents as other states have better animals/opportunities.

- Javelina: Fun to hunt and easy to draw a tag for units all over the state, whether you’re a resident or not.
 
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