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New Mexico Over-the-Counter Hunts

The Big-Game Draw in New Mexico was full of ups and downs this year; we had a peek into the results via a backdoor issue that caused some to be hopeful and caused others to be scrambling for something to hunt.  For those that didn’t draw a tag, New Mexico has plenty of opportunities for those looking for a hunt.  The options are pretty straight forward: Youth Encouragement Tags – Offered to NM Youth who successfully submitted any application but didn’t draw.  After the 14 days the tags are...
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Colorado Elk Draw-Effects of New Colorado Draw Regulations

Written by: Mark Richman from westernhuntingdata.com If you don’t care about elk hunting in Colorado, bear with me. Colorado is the 800 pound gorilla of elk hunting, is the state I follow the most closely and is the state and species 90% of Eastern and Midwestern hunters are most interested in. As some hunters are in a constant state of thinking for the future, knowing how and where to spend your scouting efforts and research this summer and a complete understanding of the effect of the...
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New Mexico Update - Secondary Sale Tags

Hurry up and wait that is the next step! The list of “Secondary Sale Tags” has been released and it looks like there are quite a few good hunts left.  Most of the tags are deer tags but there are a few Antelope, Elk, Javelina tags left and there is even 1 Oryx tag left over. You can see the list by following this link: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/documents/UNDERFULFILLEDHUNTS-rev.pdf Remember the tags go on sale July 9th, make sure you have a plan; these tags are going to move quickl...
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Elk Hunter Planner - Part I - Wyoming - by Ryan Hatfield

 This article was originally featured in the premiere issue of Elk Hunter Magazine. To order your copy of the first  issue, head to the subscribe page.  Wyoming Nonresident Deadline (Jan. 31) Wyoming is perhaps the single best option for the nonresident hunter looking to take a good, mature bull. Nonresident quotas are generous and elk are generally plentiful. Prices can be steep, but if a person is smart about how they apply, getting a decent tag in Wyoming every 4-8 years isn’t unreas...
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