Out of state hunts/plans for 2018?

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  1. Boonervilleusa

    Boonervilleusa PMA Member

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    Curious to see what hunts folks have planned for out of state this year. Myself, I have applied for: Kentucky Elk, Colorado Elk, Colorado Mule Deer, Wyoming Elk, Wyoming Mule Deer, Wyoming Antelope. I honestly only expect to draw the antelope tag. All the elk/deer units are hard to draw trophy units where I am basically just building points, but there is a tiny chance I can still draw. Most likely it will just be antelope in September. Lots of cool critters out there in Wyoming. Last trip out there I shot a mountain of prairie dogs. Lots of badgers, porcupines, jackrabbits, magpies, swift foxes...ohh and a BILLION tiny little cactuses that cover the entire ground like a carpet and get stuck in everything...fun times.
     
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    flugge PMA Member

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    Sadly I am only buying points, doing a possible "bachelor mule deer hunt trip" before my wedding... I am getting married in Jackson Hole, WY in September, and heading out there for the Antler Auction/wedding stuff next month...2 trips/possibly 3 is enough lol
     
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    I am tossing around the idea of buying bonus points for Nevada as well. Gotta get in the game sometime.
     
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    Sligh1 Administrator Staff Member

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    Only out of state this year for me is FISHING. I really like musky & pike. I’m gonna try and force myself to take a lil break every year and go somewhere for them. Last year was Canada & we looking to do again this year. So fun!!!
     
  6. Boonervilleusa

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    That's a bucket list trip for me. I have received several invites to go up to Minnesota and Canada to fish Walleye, perch, Muskie and Pike. My friends that have done it always have a blast...I'm gonna have to take them up on the offer at some point.
     
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    Fishing here as well. Annual trip to the Ozarks chasing spoonbill in a few weeks. One of the best cheap 'guy' trips you can do. Check out the old oar house inn in Warsaw MO. Go down on a Wed and come back Saturday so you miss the weekend rush. My big one is 66 pounds but we have a few in the group that have gone over 80. Pretty awesome when you rip into one.
     
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    As of right now Nebraska turkey. Potentially Saskatchewan waterfowl hunt this fall to scout it out for bachelor hunt next fall.
     
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    Colorado elk. Need to get that planned out.
     
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    Limited entry or OTC unit?
     
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    OTC. Did limited entry last year so no points for this year.
     
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    Minnesota hunting/fishing, Iowa hunting, possibly some pheasant hunting in ND or SD.
     
  13. deerhunter93

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    Colorado elk (OTC) and maybe a SD pheasant trip some weekend. I started doing a bit of pheasant hunting last fall and took my 4 year old black lab out and he did surprisingly well with very little training so I'd like to get him on some more birds.
     
  14. bowonly

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    My usual Missouri deer hunt in November. Went on my dream hunt in Iowa last year. Have to wait a few years before I can do it again. Will be buying a preference point though.

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    i applied in 9 states this year, hopefully pull one tag, have a decent chance to get my second choice colorado mule tag
     
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    Would love to go Wyoming Archery Elk, or SD Mule deer. Go in with low expectations and see where experience takes ya.
     
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    I hunted turkey south of Osceola, that's about as exotic as it's gonna get.
     
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    Passed on an Illinois late season bow hunt but am sitting on 3 points for Iowa. Time will tell whether or not 2018 will be the year?
     
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    Bowfishing in Texas for gator gar and a Wyoming antelope bowhunt.
     
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    Make sure you post pics of the gator gar trip. Trinity River? Who are you going through?
     
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    Nice! What part of Wyoming? I'll be around Centennial in September for my hunt.
     

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