Thanks and glad your hunt went well in Montana!I am sharing this with all my hunting partners, this thread is INCREDIBLE.
Thanks @Deehntr56 for putting this wealth of knowledge together. 2020 was my first Western hunt experience and I came home with a dandy Mule Deer off Montana BLM land.
Looking forward to many years to come. Any info on Moose by chance?
Shoot Straight, -4J
Moose? Plan on applying for years to get a chance to draw in most western states. I'm on my 19th preference point for Wyoming and the zone I want I will be waiting some more. I may have to hunt a lesser unit. Points are getting expensive as well so plan accordingly. License costs vary by state as well but those too are expensive. Refer to the state regulations for information. I know Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho Moose licenses run in the $2,200-$2,600 range and I think Montana is still around $1,250. Look them up to make sure. When you add preference point cost to this and other expenses, it gets up there.
If it was me today, I would just go to Canada and hunt moose there. You can book a hunt there for less cost in the long run in most cases. Maine and New Hampshire are tough for non residents to draw as well due to limited non-resident tags which most states allocate a small amount. But the old saying applies, you won't draw if you don't apply.
Merry Christmas to All!