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Bull and cow elk in Colorado

Colorado Preference Point and Draw Systems

January 09, 2023

Colorado uses several variations of a preference point system: Pure preference point draws, hybrid draws, and modified preference point draws. The state also has one completely random draw. Prepare for the Colorado application period by brushing up on the ins and outs of the Colorado big game draws.

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Montana Elk in Snow

Montana Draw and Point Systems

January 05, 2023

Montana has one of the most complex draw systems in the country. It includes preference and bonus points, varied application deadlines and draw dates, and plenty of nuance. Get a handle on it in this Draw Systems article.

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Three Archery Hunters on a Mountain

Creating a Hunting Application Budget

January 03, 2023

Hunting and applying for tags throughout the country can be expensive. In order to continually afford point purchases, applications, and successful trips every year, most of us need to set a realistic budget and stick to it. DrawScout helps hunters estimate costs and nail down their budget.

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Nevada Mule Deer

Nevada Draw and Bonus Point Systems

December 22, 2022

Nevada conducts a primary random draw with bonus points as well as a separate Guided Draw for mule deer. Hunting licenses are required (sort of). This article outlines all of the nuances of the Nevada big game draws for Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep, California Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Black Bear.

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Arizona Bighorn Sheep

Arizona Draw and Bonus Point Systems

December 14, 2022

Arizona has a hybrid draw system that includes both bonus point and random draw components. The state also has multiple application periods and unique ways to earn points. We outline the important things to know about applying in Arizona for all big game species.

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New Mexico Barbary Sheep (aoudad)

New Mexico Draw System

December 08, 2022

The New Mexico draw is completely random and uses no preference or bonus points. The state has separate draw pools for residents, non-residents, and guided hunts. In this article, we outline the nuances of the draw for all big game species and exotics in New Mexico.

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Cow Elk in Wyoming

Understanding Wyoming Tag Types

November 29, 2022

The Wyoming draw system uses Tag Types to distinguish between different tags within a particular application type and species. These consist of Type 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, A, and General tag types. We’ll dive into the details below.

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