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2012 Highlights

Colorado Muzzleloader Antelope. Trying to get an antelope with an iron-sighted muzzleloader presents a whole set of unique challenges. I took my hunt from trophy blackpowder antelope with High Plains Adventures and guide/outfitter Brandon McCullough. Read More ....
Wyoming Moose. With more than a decade's worth of Wyoming preference points built up, I decided to try to get my first moose ever. Read More ....
San Carlos Apache Reservation Black Bears. I had done this hunt before, with no success. So on my return trip I decided to work with Apache Land Outfitters. We got better results with the help of Farrell Goode and his son Chris Goode. Read More ....

Trying to Draw in 2013

The 2013 tag-chasing season has begun....

State Species Odds
AZ
Coues deer San Carlos Apache Reservation
AZ
Deer Less than 1 in 1000
AZ
Desert bighorn Less than 1 in 1000
AZ
Elk Rejected
AZ
Pronghorn Rejected
CO
Bear Points only
CO
Bighorn Sheep Rejected
CO
Deer - points and a doe tag 2nd choice doe tag
CO
Elk RFW cow tag
CO
Moose Rejected
CO
Mountain Goat Rejected
CO
Pronghorn Points only
KS
Deer Muzzleloader
NE
Deer 100%
NM
Bear Rejected
NV
Deer Less than 1 in 1000
NV
Elk 1 in 100
NV
Mountain Goat Less than 1 in 1000
NV
Pronghorn 1 in 100
NV
Sheep Less than 1 in 1000
UT
Bighorn Sheep Rejected
UT
Bison Rejected
UT
Deer Rejected
UT
Desert Bighorn Rejected
UT
Elk Rejected
UT
Mountain Goat Rejected
UT
Moose Rejected
UT
Pronghorn Rejected
WY
Bighorn Points only
WY
Deer 100%
WY
Elk - Bull Rejected
WY
Elk - Cow Rejected
WY
Pronghorn - Buck 100%
WY
Pronghorn - Doe 50%
WY
Turkey Spring Turkey!