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Old 07-25-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default OTC and cool draw hunts.

Iíve been helping a young man thatís new to archery and hunting all together. HeĎs going on our OTC elk hunt this year. Which he had no idea you could just drive to Colorado, buy a tag, and hunt thousands of acres of land. He asked me ďwhat other things and states can you hunt OTC?Ē So I thought Iíd ask here. I know a bunch of other hunts Iíll never do, but I shared with him. I know there a bunch I donít know about though, so. I figured Iíd ask the all knowing GS.

What other hunts are out there for over the counter tags that people donít know about or maybe unique draw hunts that arenít well known?

A few I mentioned to him... Marylandís OTC Sambar Deer, Floridaís St. Vincent Sambar, New Mexicoís OTC Aoudad, Arizonaís OTC coues and mule deer, Arkansas OTC bear hunt.

What else is out there?
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Old 07-25-2020, 11:54 PM   #2
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South Dakota has OTC Mule deer and whitetail tags for some pretty big expanses of public land. I think Wyoming has OTC elk hunts as well. May be wrong on that one


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Old 07-31-2020, 05:02 PM   #3
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Wyoming is all a draw for non residents.
He should buy a PP this year, right now and apply for a general tag next year, he could archery and rifle hunt on that tag .
Lots of spots to hunt turkeys up north of you.

Nebraska may have some OTC deer permits, mulie and or whitetails.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:27 PM   #4
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Lots of states have OTC turkey & WT
Nebraska OTC deer tag was good for both WT & muleys when we did it
Montana has unlimited sheep units - tough hunting, huge areas, small quotas, and small populations of sheep, but you can get a tag and go
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:44 AM   #5
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No PP for our bison draw hunts in Wyoming, mt goat either.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:27 PM   #6
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Idaho has OTC elk and deer. It is getting more crowded and prices are going up next year. The wolf population has changed elk hunting significantly.
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:32 PM   #7
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I suggest you check out Randy Newberg on YouTube.

I have done OTC elk twice in Colorado- 3rd rifle. If you have access to a horse you can cover more ground and learn a unit for future years.
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:04 PM   #8
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Alaska has several. Ive done the caribou OTC hunt 2 times....for cheaper than I can get a lease in Texas.
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Old 08-22-2020, 09:30 PM   #9
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I appreciate the ideas. The Alaska caribou interest me and the guys I hunt with. 7 years ago we didn’t realize how easy Colorado OTC elk was. I’ll be looking into some these hunts for sure and passing them along too. Keep them coming, I think I enjoy the research as much as the hunts.
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:19 PM   #10
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Oregon still has OTC for deer and elk. $588 for your elk tag.
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:33 PM   #11
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I appreciate the ideas. The Alaska caribou interest me and the guys I hunt with. 7 years ago we didnít realize how easy Colorado OTC elk was. Iíll be looking into some these hunts for sure and passing them along too. Keep them coming, I think I enjoy the research as much as the hunts.
Does CO have a cap like Idaho?
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:10 AM   #12
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:52 PM   #13
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Alaska has several. Ive done the caribou OTC hunt 2 times....for cheaper than I can get a lease in Texas.
What kind of prices are we talking about for Alaska?
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:38 AM   #14
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Getting ready to head to St. Vincent Island off Florida Coast for the Sambar hunt the third week of November. I'll let you know how that hunt is when I get back.
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:31 AM   #15
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What kind of prices are we talking about for Alaska?
Around 5.5-8k
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:25 PM   #16
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What kind of prices are we talking about for Alaska?
$2400 doorstep and back.
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