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Utah Bison

Utah Preference and Bonus Point Big Game Draws

January 17, 2023

Utah uses both a preference point and a bonus point system with a hybrid draw for its big game species. Overall a straightforward draw system, Utah does have some important limitations and a variety of over-the-counter elk opportunities. Learn all of the details before applying.

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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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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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Pronghorn antelope bucks near Laramie, WY

Wyoming Preference Points and Draw Systems

November 26, 2022

Wyoming has a fairly complex application and draw system that includes preference points, regular and special draws, and reduced and full price tags. We’ll dig into the details to help you prepare for Wyoming’s application periods for pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, moose, sheep, goat, and bison.

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