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

Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by ur2ez22, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. ur2ez22

    ur2ez22 Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    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.

    - 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.