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Re: Short Notice Hunt for 2021 [Re: Teeder] #15900672 03/15/21
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Originally Posted by Teeder
My son is graduating from Penn State this spring. We thought he would be reporting to flight school for the Army in the summer, but we just found out he doesn't have to go until the end of Jan 2022!
So, we started thinking about going on a hunt this fall and are looking for suggestions of where to go and what to go after.
I really want to go back to Newfoundland after moose, but I doubt that can happen with the border crossing issues.
Are there any opportunities for moose out west with no preference points?

My assumption is the only real chance at a short notice big game hunt would probably be elk in Colorado, correct?

Congratulations on getting a kid through college and into the military. That's a BIG accomplishment for both of you.

Elk, bear, and deer tags are available over the counter in Washington but success rates are low, especially on the west side. Mountain goats are draw only. Moose and sheep are draw only and limited to one in your lifetime. So yeah, you could come hunt here but I'd look at all of the other states in the desert and mountain west first. I would also not overlook the Great Plains, the Dakotas, and the Midwest--plenty of monster deer out there if you know where to look.

Where to hunt is only part of it. Then there's the question of how. Trying to do something self-guided without a lot of research is great way to buy yourself a very expensive campout/nature walk, especially if you haven't hunted these species before. Guides can help but a lot of them are booked into 2022 and beyond. Some of those bookings fall through at the last minute and they offer those hunts at a discount to people on their mailing lists. I'd do a Google search for every species you might want to hunt, see who's guiding, and get on a bunch of mailing lists. Then I'd zero a 30-06 at 200 yards with 180-grain Partitions and keep my gear ready to go.

There are also plenty of places to hunt hogs and exotics in Texas if it comes to that. Some of those outfitters offer very challenging hunts.


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Re: Short Notice Hunt for 2021 [Re: Takman] #15900770 03/15/21
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Originally Posted by Takman
Sorry Teeder. I couldn’t resist the We are.....Penn State! Congratulations to him and you!


Ha! I can't believe I missed that!

Re: Short Notice Hunt for 2021 [Re: Teeder] #15921545 03/20/21
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teeder, pm me if ur keen. you bought that 223 montana off me yeah?

i got plenty of spots around here. heck you guys can come crash the pad if ya want.

what time frame ya thinking?

that'll dictate a lot on what you can and can't do.

Re: Short Notice Hunt for 2021 [Re: Teeder] #15921548 03/20/21
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straight away tho, i'd recommend a kodiak boat based sitka hunt if one of the hunts we talk about don't work

i'm pissed my dad and 4 brothers didn't come up and do a hunt when i was running a boat.

Re: Short Notice Hunt for 2021 [Re: Teeder] #15922349 03/21/21
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Pm sent!

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