2018 #1 Hunting Trip
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Contributors to this thread:
Sage Buffalo 15-Dec-17
Bake 15-Dec-17
Trial153 15-Dec-17
LINK 15-Dec-17
Scoot 15-Dec-17
brettpsu 15-Dec-17
Heat 15-Dec-17
YZF-88 15-Dec-17
Bou'bound 15-Dec-17
MathewsMan 15-Dec-17
PSUhoss 15-Dec-17
Southern draw 15-Dec-17
g5smoke21 15-Dec-17
XbowfromNY 15-Dec-17
JTreeman 15-Dec-17
longspeak74 15-Dec-17
midwest 15-Dec-17
The last savage 15-Dec-17
molsonarcher 15-Dec-17
LINK 15-Dec-17
JW 15-Dec-17
KY EyeBow 15-Dec-17
WapitiBob 15-Dec-17
Brian M. 15-Dec-17
Lark Bunting 15-Dec-17
APauls 15-Dec-17
Ambush 15-Dec-17
Rock 15-Dec-17
Bowriter 15-Dec-17
7mm08 15-Dec-17
Reload 15-Dec-17
t-roy 15-Dec-17
Zebrakiller 15-Dec-17
Paul@thefort 15-Dec-17
IdyllwildArcher 15-Dec-17
Genesis 15-Dec-17
kota-man 15-Dec-17
t-roy 15-Dec-17
buzz mc 15-Dec-17
'Ike' (Phone) 15-Dec-17
Brotsky 15-Dec-17
Michael 15-Dec-17
Michael 15-Dec-17
Genesis 15-Dec-17
Nick Muche 15-Dec-17
dmann 15-Dec-17
Factory rat 15-Dec-17
drycreek 15-Dec-17
yeager 15-Dec-17
Bowboy 15-Dec-17
deerslayer 15-Dec-17
pahoyt 16-Dec-17
KJC 16-Dec-17
ELKMAN 16-Dec-17
Bowriter 16-Dec-17
Flincher 16-Dec-17
Willieboat 16-Dec-17
Rob in VT 16-Dec-17
rattling_junkie 16-Dec-17
Quinn @work 16-Dec-17
Pigsticker 16-Dec-17
Huntcell 16-Dec-17
Sage Buffalo 16-Dec-17
wifishkiller 17-Dec-17
DRR324 17-Dec-17
Stekewood 17-Dec-17
Scoot 17-Dec-17
sticksender 17-Dec-17
TravisScott 17-Dec-17
WV Mountaineer 17-Dec-17
TREESTANDWOLF 17-Dec-17
ground hunter 17-Dec-17
bowbender77 17-Dec-17
expeditiontraders 17-Dec-17
Shaft 17-Dec-17
Charlie Rehor 17-Dec-17
Dyjack 18-Dec-17
T.O 18-Dec-17
carcus 18-Dec-17
Zim1 18-Dec-17
caribou77 18-Dec-17
gottoohunt 18-Dec-17
gottoohunt 18-Dec-17
Olink 18-Dec-17
Greg S 18-Dec-17
Greg S 18-Dec-17
12yards 18-Dec-17
TEmbry 18-Dec-17
From: Sage Buffalo
15-Dec-17
Since the season is winding down and done for most was wondering what your #1 trip is for next year?

I'm still planning.

From: Bake
15-Dec-17
I'm heading to Russia in August for snow sheep. It has exploded into a bigger trip, as my wife is going to meet me after and we are going to do a northern cities tour, hitting Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow. So it will be my only trip in 2018, except for hopefully a spring turkey trip to Kansas if I'm invited (hint hint Treeman :) )

The plan right now will call for me being gone for a month, so I'm not even putting in for any draws I don't think. Just can't get time away from work. Points only across the board, except I may have to apply for tags for some later season stuff, maybe desert sheep or something that I won't draw :)

From: Trial153
15-Dec-17
I am in a postion to draw a decent elk tag in one or two states. Going to put two weeks towards that and two weeks to an iowa tag. Of course if a sheep tag comes my way then will be hunting as long as it takes to punch that tag.

From: LINK
15-Dec-17
Ask me in July. ;)

From: Scoot
15-Dec-17
I'm in a great position for WY and NM to turn me down again for great elk tags!

From: brettpsu
15-Dec-17
Hunting with Rocking R for elk next September with a side dish of Muleys in the Sandhills.

From: Heat
15-Dec-17
Rut deer and Javelina in AZ starting Jan 1.

From: YZF-88
15-Dec-17
Well, I'm already on plan B since I was a minute too slow buying my tag of preference that is already sold out. Seriously...I was literally a minute too late. #1 is now WY elk...but I've been saying that for 3 years.

From: Bou'bound
15-Dec-17
BC Goat NB bear

From: MathewsMan
15-Dec-17
January 6-15th I'm headed to Southern Arizona with some buddies for Coues and Javelina. Last year I passed on going with them as it was to a spot they had never hunted or been to and at the last minute- they harvested the bucks in the photo. I was lucky and got a leftover Javelina tag so it would be nice to poke a pig and need to have Coues mounted. If I don't fill my deer tag, I'll look at going back with Steven to punch it in August.

My nemesis the Colorado Desert Sheep tag would be nice, to take the last species in Colorado.

I should draw my late season deer tag here in Colorado since I did not this past year.

We have some new areas guiding Wilderness Wall Tent Elk hunts in the Flattops, so I'll probably be taking a week or two vacation (well work) related to that if I do not draw for Sheep.

From: PSUhoss
15-Dec-17
In 2018 I will be once again heading back to Illinois in November for 10 days. But my #1 trip in 2018 will be another May trip to Cuba for some saltwater fly fishing in pursuit of tarpon, bonefish and permit! As a wise man once said, “take the trip of a lifetime every year!!”

15-Dec-17
AK Caribou with my son who has never hunted any big game other than Whitetail.

From: g5smoke21
15-Dec-17
Kodiak blacktails! And a WI bear tag

From: XbowfromNY
15-Dec-17
I'm thinking KY for whitetail in October.

From: JTreeman
15-Dec-17
I don't know why you would say seasons winding down! I'm just getting started! I have a MX Coues deer in January, February I'll be in Spain for an Ibex and then straight to the King Ranch for a Nilgai. Then April Nunavut for a Musk OX, then "MAYBE" a quick 10 days in South Africa for June. Kodiak in November, WY elk in September, and hopefully a Alaska moose hunt.

Oh, and it sounds like I have to take Bake turkey hunting too...

I have been coasting a little the last couple years, I'm gonna hit it hard in 2018!

And as a side note, I think every one of those trips are wirh guys or outfitters who I have met here on bowsite!

--jim

From: longspeak74
15-Dec-17
Headed back to Colorado in pursuit of Elk.

From: midwest
15-Dec-17
Same as LINK!

15-Dec-17
Colorado Elk.archery,,solo.opening week .camping..1st time hunting elk ever!! ,,,after I put one on the ground,,,leaving Colorado..heading to western Nebraska ,,to knock down a mule deer,first time ever!!! Then a pronghorn!!first time ever.....hell I may never go home........

From: molsonarcher
15-Dec-17
Mexico Coues with Steve Ward in January. Then a long wait until our Ohio deer opener in September

From: LINK
15-Dec-17
Midwest and I must by both applying for the same 2 NR tags for 16D NM elk. ;) Maybe we’ll both draw.

From: JW
15-Dec-17
Bow fishing and hogs in Florida in June.

Mule deer and antelope in Montana in September.

Rutting white tails at home in Ohio for 2 weeks .

From: KY EyeBow
15-Dec-17
Hoping to get to CO for mulies at the end of August. I've missed too many years since my last trip to the Rockies!

From: WapitiBob
15-Dec-17
OR Elk and Antelope, WY Elk and Antelope.

From: Brian M.
15-Dec-17
Newfie moose in Oct.

From: Lark Bunting
15-Dec-17
Elk hunting Aug 25 weekends until ? with a full week thrown in there somewhere. I have good odds of drawing the same elk tag from this year but my son (being a youth) has a GREAT chance of drawing that tag so hopefully we can focus on his first elk!

From: APauls
15-Dec-17
Hoping for caribou in 2018. Try for one good trip a year.

From: Ambush
15-Dec-17
First hunting in 2018 will be Arizona javelina. Pretty excited about it already!

After that it depends somewhat on draws, but spring bear, deer and probably moose. Caribou for sure; might as well make it seven trips.

And really hoping they open an elk season in a certain area. I’d like to target elk at least once.

From: Rock
15-Dec-17
Moose in Alberta, Elk in Colorado, Mule Deer in Colorado, W.T. Deer Nebraska and Iowa??? or Kansas???, then what ever else I draw.

From: Bowriter
15-Dec-17
Well, I'm going back to Manitoba for two weeks. If I live that long. Want to spend some time with some old friends, then may swing by Arapaho, NE on the way back for a few days. Kinda my last tour de force. And have not ruled out one last bear hunt...with my Nikon.

From: 7mm08
15-Dec-17
Merriams, antelope and muley in WY hopefully. Of course, Missouri whitetail and turkey since it is my home.

From: Reload
15-Dec-17
14 day float hunt for moose with Papa Bear Adventures. Booked this trip two years ago and been dreaming of it for 20! Good luck to all in your pursuits.

From: t-roy
15-Dec-17
AK moose in Sept. Iowa whitetails again if I draw. That’s it so far!

From: Zebrakiller
15-Dec-17
Nilgai south Texas ,bear Manitoba, Africa bushbuck bush pig red heartebeest

From: Paul@thefort
15-Dec-17
I am going to carry Blake's bow when he travels to Russia for his Snow Sheep hunt :).

15-Dec-17
Dall sheep in AK. Can't wait.

From: Genesis
15-Dec-17
Troy,you have to draw?

From: kota-man
15-Dec-17
Stone Sheep with Stone Mountain Safaris

From: t-roy
15-Dec-17
Poor attempt at humor, Steve. Just trying to keep you and Hawkeye guessing ;-)

From: buzz mc
15-Dec-17
Turkeys and deer in TN. Deer in OH. I should draw the WY antelope unit I want. I'm also going to put in for an adjacent WY mule deer unit and hope for a long shot at a random tag; if not, I'll just spend the time fishing.

15-Dec-17
Kota, can’t wait to hear and see that one!

Whitetail, whitetail and whitetail...Draws for whatever may come my way!

From: Brotsky
15-Dec-17
SD mule deer and with even a speck of luck I’ll be hunting elk somewhere!

From: Michael
15-Dec-17
It’s way to early to have a set trip hunt planned for elk. Of all the elk tags I am putting in for the best chance i have is 10%.

So if I don’t draw maybe OTC Co. if not that Ne grasslands Mulies. SD Mulies/whitetails and of course Kansas whitetails. There also could be ND whitetail if we land this project we just submitted a bid for.

From: Michael
15-Dec-17

From: Genesis
15-Dec-17
I thought you just bought a Governors tag every year right? :)

From: Nick Muche
15-Dec-17
I have the best Brown Bear tag for Kodiak Island, next fall. But I also plan to kill a ram and a few other things but I am certainly looking forward to a brown bear hunt down there!

From: dmann
15-Dec-17
I'm hoping to head to Wyoming for early season antelope, then whitetail at home. Might squeeze in md sika.

15-Dec-17
March pig hunting in kauai, October black bear in Michigan, November deer hunting in illnois.

From: drycreek
15-Dec-17
I'll just be jealous...........

From: yeager
15-Dec-17
South Africa in August, and then off to the Kodiak Buck Shack for Sitka blacktails in September.

From: Bowboy
15-Dec-17
MT breaks elk and maybe NM. I'll do my usual stuff in WY. Hopefully I draw a WY Buffalo tag.

From: deerslayer
15-Dec-17
My usual Montana hunts -

My #1 dream hunt, Alberta whitetails. Trip is far from finalized, but I am hoping against hope it works out! I am also accumulating Iowa points, so I may try that route as well. Both hunts would be a first for me.

From: pahoyt
16-Dec-17
In may I’ll go to Manitoba chasing my first black bear

Hopefully October New Mexico mule deer and antelope

January Idaho chasing my 1st mountain lion

From: KJC
16-Dec-17
Montana elk in the Big Belts.

From: ELKMAN
16-Dec-17
Partial knee replacement Feb. 28th so any hunt that I am able to actually hike on will be my number one...

From: Bowriter
16-Dec-17
Elkman- If you have the surgery in Feb, You should be in fine shape by fall if you do the therapy. Just do your "roadwork" on a treadmill or soft ground, not concrete. A stairmaster is great after about three months of rehab.

From: Flincher
16-Dec-17
Total right shoulder replacement five days ago. Rifle elephant hunt in the Caprivi followed with plains game archery in late July.

From: Willieboat
16-Dec-17
The usual stuff to start off with....Lots of geese in January and Febuary

From: Rob in VT
16-Dec-17
Newfoundland Moose/Bear with my daughter last week of September.

16-Dec-17
Fly in moose trip. This is starting to be an annual trek.

From: Quinn @work
16-Dec-17
I'm heading to Whitetail Heaven in November :)

From: Pigsticker
16-Dec-17
Hopefully, elk in New Mexico but Midwest whitetails are always my number one hunt.

From: Huntcell
16-Dec-17
My absolute number one hunt I am looking forward to in 2018 is Montana 680 bighorn hunt. Come on Montana do your part C-:

From: Sage Buffalo
16-Dec-17
Some great hunts coming up this next year. Love reading where everyone is going. Make sure to take a camera along and share with us. Love reading peoples adventures almost as much as I like to take them.

From: wifishkiller
17-Dec-17
turkeys first, then axis in summer, antelope, elk (76), muleys, nebraska whitetails will wrap up my fall. fingers crossed on the sheep and goat draws

From: DRR324
17-Dec-17
Headed back to Ohio for a week with my brother, nephew and a few other buddies. Hoping my son can get time off work to make the trip this year.

From: Stekewood
17-Dec-17
Mountain Lion in Nevada in January and Wyoming elk in September. Just as excited for both of them.

From: Scoot
17-Dec-17
Yep, what Sage said! The stories here are so dang fun!!! I'm hoping to chase elk somewhere this year and hopefully I'll share with the crew back here when I'm done. I know there are some elk stories coming here from 2017 that will knock people's socks off!

From: sticksender
17-Dec-17
After MX Coues in Jan, the only travel hunt planned is Greenland (ox + bou) in Oct. Hoping to fill in the blanks with some draw tags.

From: TravisScott
17-Dec-17
I have the pleasure of hunting with wards with a good buddy next month. After that it’s on to cats in NV, followed by some AK bears. The fall is still working itself out but I’m sure it’s going to be a full schedule! Good luck to all this year!

17-Dec-17
My local whitetail hunt in November. Be only a week this year. Two weeks in CO bow hunting elk. I'm planning to do it alone if need be. Been saving since November and I'm well on my way there money wise, if I do go it alone. This last year with cancellations of hunting buds, ain't going to happen to me anymore. But, the best thing I'm doing in 2018 is buying PP's in Montana and Wyoming for a 2019 or 2020 elk hunt with some bowsite guys!!!!!!

17-Dec-17
Looks like Alberta Mule Deer... but NWT for Dall and Caribou In “19”!!!!!!!!!!

17-Dec-17
I am going to apply to become Zebrakillers personal aide

My hunts are pretty modest.... MI bear in the UP, and whitetail SW Wisconsin, and deer in South Dakota,,,,, I like SD but I think my days are numbered out there for OTC, the natives are restless, in having out of state archers coming in there....

I do have an in, since I set a few of them guys for real muskie fishing...... maybe scout the areas in Nebraska, this late spring

From: bowbender77
17-Dec-17
Trying to chip away at my bucket list. New Zealand in March, but this will be a gun hunt so I guess it don't count around here. The rest is based on draw results. I hate the draws and seem to have the worst luck. HO HUM !

17-Dec-17
I have a very good year coming up.

January Coues deer with Forest at Ward's

June Africa for Cape buffalo

September 20 days in AK for dall sheep and moose with Bigpizzaman

November. Whitetail in SD

November mike deer and whitetails with Mike's Outfitting (rifle hunt)

Life is good.

From: Shaft
17-Dec-17
For 2018 I'm going to Iowa to try for a nice Iowa whitetail buck. It will be my 1st whitetail hunt in Iowa. Also, putting in for elk and mule deer PP in Wyoming.

17-Dec-17
Number 1 for 2018 starts January 1 in Illinois with Matt!

From: Dyjack
18-Dec-17
Hopefully hunting elk! If no draws happen for me then black bear.

From: T.O
18-Dec-17
Elk in Wyoming, black tail on Kodak island.

From: carcus
18-Dec-17
My usual spring bear, lots of ice fishing before then but still can't wait!

From: Zim1
18-Dec-17
Ya #1 for me will be Iowa January 1-10. Hoping I can still put my NR tag on a public land buck. My standards will be lower this round.

From: caribou77
18-Dec-17
August 24th, Moose in Alberta with Mikes Outfitting

From: gottoohunt
18-Dec-17

From: gottoohunt
18-Dec-17
Mexico Coues deer with Ward's Outfitters in January. gottoohunt

From: Olink
18-Dec-17
Eastern Colorado mule deer.

From: Greg S
18-Dec-17
NM ibex in January. NWT Dall hunt in July. OR elk around home in September.

From: Greg S
18-Dec-17
NM ibex in January. NWT Dall hunt in July. OR elk around home in September.

From: 12yards
18-Dec-17
Honestly I really need to start working on my hunting bucket list. Time is running out. Hopefully an OTC September elk trip to CO. Maybe a trip to MO for whitetails.

From: TEmbry
18-Dec-17
Jan Arizona Coues

Feb Idaho Mtn Lion

March Texas Hogs

May/June Alaska bear baits for brownies and blackies

Aug Alaska Dall Sheep

Aug Colorado Mulies

Sept Alaska Moose and Bou

Nov Kodiak Deer and Goats

Dec Idaho Mule Deer

In that order. Should be a great year!

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