I am going to kill five does in the first two weeks of January. After that, I will wait to see what application time brings. Other than that, just try to live long enough to see another year-if this broken country lasts that long!
Wyoming pronghorn hunt with a group of buddies assuming past trends hold for the 2016 draw and we can all get tags to same unit as 2nd choice.
I put in for a few dozen hunt each year so usually the Gods of Tags provide me 1 or 2 nice tags. In 2015, they granted me a WY mule deer tag for the rut, an AZ Coues deer tag for the rut and a UT pronghorn tag that were all tough odds. Low numbers of hunters and plenty of nice critters on those hunts. I actually filled all threes tags so am either getting better as a hunter or am using up too much luck in one year.
Maybe 2016 will be the year my first bighorn ram tag gets tossed my way. Is nice to dream. I need to build up those dreams right now as they slowly die with each Unsuccessful I get. No bighorn ram tags after 14 years applying for 16 bighorn draws and 12 bighorn raffles. I did draw an Aoudad tag in Texas a few years ago and is just not quite the same. I did draw a bighorn ewe tag and is not quite the same.
I need to go eat some mountain goat jerky to prove to the tag gods I appreciate their efforts.
MT: Turkey, spring bear, archery antelope, archery elk, rifle antelope, rifle deer, rifle elk. Mix in some birds...pending drawing success.
Wyoming antelope with my grandpa and uncles. Hoping for an either sex permit but we'll settle for anything leftover. He turns 80 and is strictly a black powder hunter. I haven't hunted with him since I was in high school.
ID: spring turkey
Hoping for morning dove in Nebraska and Pheasants in North Dakota
Here in New Zealand I am hunting red deer during our roar (early April). Five of us will chopper from Haast into the Southern Apls for a week. Then for the sika roar (late April) three of us are planning to chopper into the central north island with a raft. We will drift and hunt sika stags for 4 days. Early winter is the tahr rut and planning another trip into the southern alps for a decent bull.
I am also planning to hunt in February for red deer in the south island. At this time their antlers will be hard and would like to get an early trophy.
Then if all goes according to plan I will draw a tag and get to hunt America again. Ideally I will draw a WY mountain goat tag (not very likely I know!), but more realistically a mule deer in WY or ID.
I will also do regular meat hunting trips closer to home during the year.
an elk tag for my son in either Wy or Co.If he draws Wy. I will use my pronghorn points and hunt close to his elk unit.If no Wy elk tag, I have backup plan in Co for him for 1st rifle
I will take chances for myself in Az and NM;elk
If all fails,it will be otc in Co and blacktail in Ak.I may still do blacktail myself in Ak in August.I get free airfare so might as well start the season there in the alpine
Need to figure out a coues deer hunt for future and start getting points