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Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:02 am

I haven't seen a thread that was dedicated to compiling application dates and deadlines for big game hunting. I thought this would be helpful for those of us planning or thinking about doing a big game hunt somewhere. I will post some info that I have and I'm hoping others will add to it. Ultimately if we could come up with a monthly guide for people in a condensed format I think it would be very helpful and then we would only have to update it if/when state rules change. Please feel free to add or correct any data that appears to be incorrect.


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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:17 am

Arizona
Permit application deadline Mid-Feb for Elk; June for Mule Deer.
Application begin early-mid Jan.
Type of System: Bonus point
Applications can be completed www.azgfd.gov.
Other info: Must purchase hunting license ($160) in order to purchase bonus point. Bonus points cost $15/species
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:24 am

Colorado
Permit application deadline: Early April. OTC licenses available in mid-July and Leftover Limited Licenses available Early August
Type of system: Preference point
Applications can be submitted by mail or online
Other info: Preference points cost $40/species.

I don't have a lot of info on CO because I was a little confused reading through their regs. I believe a hunter needs to purchase a $651 license ($13 is non-refundable) in order to get a PP. Hopefully someone else can add to this state info.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:28 am

Montana
Permit application deadline: Mid-March
Application begins: Mid-Jan
Type of System: Bonus Point
Other info: Must purchase hunting license prior to lottery draw. Bonus points are $20. NR bow license is $10.

From what I've heard although Montana is not OTC you are very likely to get a tag if you apply or will not have to accumulate a lot of bonus points. Licenses can be expensive.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:32 am

Nevada
Permit application deadline: Mid-April
Type of System: Bonus Point
Applications can be submitted online
Other info: Must purchase hunting license ($142) in order to purchase BP ($10-15). You must apply at least every other year or you will lose all accrued bonus points. You must also have a sportsmans ID Number generated prior to being able to apply for a license.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:36 am

New Mexico
Draw deadline: Early Jan to Mid March
Type of System: Lottery system (everybody has same odds of drawing. No BP or PP are awarded)
Other Info: Must purchase full license at time of application (unsuccessful applicants will receive refund minus application fees); 10% of licenses are allocated to people hunting with outfitters; 6% of licenses allocated for NR hunting without a guide.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:39 am

Utah
Permit application deadline: Early March
Application period begins: Late Jan
Type of System: Bonus Point
Other Info: Must purchase hunting license prior to buying bonus point. Bonus points are $10/species. Can only draw 1 hunting permit per year (you will receive bonus point for other non-drawn species)
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:42 am

Wyoming
Permit application deadline: Early-Late Jan for Elk; End of May for Deer
Type of System: Preference Point
Other info: Can purchase PP only (July 1-Oct 31). A professional outfitter or resident guide required on federally designated wilderness areas. 75% of licenses go to people with most PP remaining 25% go into a random drawing regardless of the number of PP.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:44 am

I know there are some states I missed that I don't have not looked into yet so please post info if you have any. Again I hope this thread will be helpful for those looking to hunt in any of these states. Most of the info was geared towards elk hunting but many other species have similar requirements.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby OldMtnMan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:09 am

There are some changes in Colorado this year. I read it kind of fast and my memory is kind of fuzzy. I remember that applications by mail have been discontinued. You have to apply by phone or online now.

I also seem to remember that you don't actually pay for a tag until you get it in the draw. This is fuzzy, but that's what I seem to remember. This came to me in an email and I read it fast.

It should all be posted on their web site soon.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:09 pm

OldMtnMan wrote:There are some changes in Colorado this year. I read it kind of fast and my memory is kind of fuzzy. I remember that applications by mail have been discontinued. You have to apply by phone or online now.

I also seem to remember that you don't actually pay for a tag until you get it in the draw. This is fuzzy, but that's what I seem to remember. This came to me in an email and I read it fast.

It should all be posted on their web site soon.


Ok thanks for the update. I'll try to update the Colorado post when I can find it on their website.
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Jonny » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:57 pm

Thanks for the update. Need to get going on my Wyoming application
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Jonny » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:16 am

Application sent in for wyoming :pray:
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Re: Deadline/Dates for Big Game Applications

Postby Whitetailaddict » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:27 am



Thanks I'll work on reviewing it and try to get it updated in the next week.

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