Don't know why anyone would want to leave Wisconsin for any of those destinations. I guess I just have simple tastes. You could move to NW Wisconsin, Bemidji/Detroit Lakes/St Cloud, Minnesota and be less than a day drive from great hunting in several Canadian provinces, Western States and...
Wisconsin - Deer, Bear, Ducks
Minnesota - Ducks
Mississippi - Deer, Dove
Louisiana - Alligator, Ducks
Montana - Elk, Deer, Pronghorn
Wyoming - Pronghorn
Colorado - Deer
Manitoba - Bear
Owned a lot of Arizona and New Mexico hunting licenses due to the draw but still haven't made it down.
It pays to do your homework before you bring in your animal. I will typically visit the butcher and have a beer with the guy while going over his process. I have been to some places that were terrible and some that were top notch.
Most processors can turn your animal around in a day for an extra fee. Normally, if you can wait 2 days they will get your critter back without a fee. If you wait until October before the deer season starts they are usually not so busy.
I'm generally happy to guide for most of my hunting partners. It almost goes without saying that my buddy gets to tag out first. I get a lot of joy out of helping people put one on the ground. After that it is my turn and I usually make them pay the price with some long hikes and early...