Maybe next year !!!
I remember making my donation when I was back home !!
We still have some over the counter Elk and Deer tags to be had this year in Montana .
Its only a short 1800 mile trip and you have some 9,000,000 acres to find your trophy !!!
Maybe a monster whitetail is headed your way this fall .
A good friend of mine works out the Pigeon River DNR office and managed to connect with a nice bull in December years ago. Helps when you know the critters better than they do I guess...
After many years of rejection in MI, I said enough is enough and put in for NM this year...beginner's luck worked and a good buddy and I will be heading down for the second archery hunt. I still put in for a MI point this year, but didn't want to risk drawing two hunts of a lifetime in the same season. With the cutbacks in MI tags this fall, the odds were even more terrible.
I've dropped 25# since May 1st and we're getting excited...77 days til opener. For the first time since I got my dog eleven years ago I won't be spending 9/15 in a MI grouse cover. Can't think of a better reason to leave the grouse alone on opening day.