Top 3 states you've bowhunted?
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cnelk 23-May-18
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From: cnelk
23-May-18
What are the top 3 states you've bowhunted?

Lets see if there are some that are common

From: Nick Muche
23-May-18
Alaska, Montana, Idaho. Those have been my favorites.

From: Old School
23-May-18
Colorado, Idaho and Missouri.

—Mitch

From: Kodiak
23-May-18
Montana Wyoming Colorado in no particular order.

From: t-roy
23-May-18
Iowa, Alaska and Colorado.

From: TEmbry
23-May-18
Montana Colorado and Alaska. I’d list Alaska 3 times if it wasn’t breaking the rules.

From: Glunt@work
23-May-18
CO, AK, NE

Provinces count? CO, NWT, AB

From: antlerless
23-May-18
Alaska, Colorado and Wyoming.

From: HDE
23-May-18
NM, UT, NE

From: Treeline
23-May-18
Alaska, NWT, Colorado

From: yooper89
23-May-18
CO, MI, SD (only 3 so far).

From: 'Ike'
23-May-18
AK, AZ and NV...

From: BOHNTR
24-May-18
AZ, CO, UT

From: Kurt
24-May-18
CO, BC and AZ with Alaska a close 4th and the NWT rapidly gaining ground . Been fortunate to bowhunt 14 states and 5 provinces/territories so far.

24-May-18
Top 3 as in best quality or most hunts?

From: Willieboat
24-May-18
AZ....NV....WY

From: sticksender
24-May-18
1. Idaho....great opportunity state, and a hunting/fishing/outdoor culture permeates the state to a degree that is rare to find elsewhere.

2. Colorado....although getting harder to avoid the crowds, the trail hippies and the urban influence. Exception being the eastern plains.

3. Arizona....great management, would love to draw more tags to hunt there.

From: Nesser
24-May-18
Colorado, home state, been lucky in draws and great opportunities. Utah and Az, best elk hunts of my life

From: Bigdan
24-May-18
Montana, Nevada & Arizona

From: NZhunter
24-May-18
New Zealand, Wyoming and Alberta.

From: WapitiBob
24-May-18
AZ, NM, UT. Favorite to hunt bow and rifle, Wyoming.

From: pav
24-May-18
1. Alaska...because it's Alaska. Need I say more?

2. Wyoming...#1 for success and quality on a variety of big game.

3. Colorado...First ever and most total Western big game hunts.

From: jstephens61
24-May-18
Colorado Minnesota Idaho And my home state Illinois for good whitetail

From: BULELK1
24-May-18
Az, Ut, Wyo

I would say Nv & Idaho are 4-5

#LovinLife

Robb

From: Stekewood
24-May-18
Alaska, Wyoming, Nevada

From: elkstabber
24-May-18
NM WY CO

From: Genesis
24-May-18
AK,IA,KS

From: Pigsticker
24-May-18
AZ,AK, and NM

From: Bou'bound
24-May-18
AK CO WY

From: midwest
24-May-18
Wyo, CO, NE

Haven't hunted AK, AZ, UT, NM, MT, ID.......yet.

From: Alphamax35
24-May-18
AK, WY, IA

From: njbuck
24-May-18
AZ, Wy, CO

From: MuddyBull
24-May-18
Wyoming, Kansas (early 2000s), Wyoming ??

From: Shug
24-May-18
Northern NJ Central NJ And Southern NJ

24-May-18
LMAO, Shug! I was gonna post the same about PA! We really need to get out more! :-(

From: Shug
24-May-18
Actually I don’t know if I have any favorites...I will say Northern California is a beautiful place. Very underrated for its beautiful landscape.

From: Bowboy
24-May-18
Alaska, Iowa, Wyoming

From: APauls
24-May-18
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba.

From: PECO
24-May-18
Colorado and Michigan. Actually those are the only 2 states I've bow hunted.

From: Dino
24-May-18
I've only hunted 3...Texas, MT, and Idaho. Each one was unique, and provided an excellent hunt.

24-May-18
Iowa, Wyoming, Kentucky. Colorado is awesome too.

From: 12yards
24-May-18
Iowa, Iowa and Missouri. I'd put Iowa third too, but MO wasn't bad.

From: elkmtngear
24-May-18
NM, AK, CO

From: TrapperKayak
24-May-18
New York, Montana, and Washington.

From: wilbur
24-May-18
CT Home of the successful live hunt, Arizona, Montana.

From: jingalls
24-May-18
Kansas,Montana, Nebraska

From: bowhunter1
24-May-18
Alaska Arizona Colorado

24-May-18
Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas for 4 legged creatures.

From: AndyJ
24-May-18
MD, CO, WY. Don’t laugh, for deer MD is the best of the three and NE doesn’t even make the list.

From: Drnaln
24-May-18
Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona

From: DonVathome
24-May-18
WY Nm Co

Generous with nr bow tags for multiple species

From: elk yinzer
24-May-18
1) PA

2) ID

3) Tossup between OH and WV

Obviously this list is rather arbitrary. I do love my home stomping grounds.

I only have a 3 other states that didn't make the list though...CO, MD, VA

From: greg simon
24-May-18
Arizona, Wyoming, Iowa

From: TravisScott
24-May-18
Alaska, Idaho, Nevada.

From: Ron Niziolek
24-May-18
Alaska, Wyoming and Montana.

From: Nesser
24-May-18
After thinking more about this I can’t leave out my parents farm in northern New Jersey. Deer were everywhere and all through my teens you could harvest upwards of 5/6 deer a season. That’s where it all began and it sure was fun

From: Hackbow
24-May-18
CO, LA & IN

From: sheds
24-May-18
Colorado, Alaska, Nebraska

From: cnelk
24-May-18
Favorites so far:

Alaska - 13

Colorado - 27

WY - 21

Montana - 10

Arizona - 15

Idaho - 16

24-May-18
Arizona (elk unit 9) New Mexico (elk unit 15 and 23) Wyoming (elk general and unit 32)

From: StickFlicker
24-May-18
Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming

From: RD in WI
24-May-18
1. South Dakota 2. Minnesota 3. Wisconsin

From: Native Okie
24-May-18
1. Colorado 2. Kansas (because I love whitetail hunting) 3. Oklahoma

Soon to hunt Utah and Wyoming.

From: Moosemania
24-May-18
Alaska by a wide margin, Montana and the Yukon. Not a state but to good to leave out.

24-May-18
AK, WY, AZ

From: BC
24-May-18
PA, WY and AK

From: Bowriter
24-May-18
NM, IA. IL elk, deer, deer

From: skull
24-May-18
Iowa Illinois Wyoming

From: spyder24
24-May-18
CO, MT, WV ( home state for white tail)

From: Shawn
24-May-18
I have never had a desire to hunt much big game other than whitetails so I would say Kansas, Illinois and Montana. Shawn

From: HUNT MAN
24-May-18
AK, MT, ID

From: Michael
24-May-18
That is a good question. I had a blast hunting in South Dakota last year. Even though no tags were filled. Nebraska has been very good to me. Lastly I am in love with Wyoming.

24-May-18
South Dakota has been my sleeper state for a lot of years, plus Wis, and Colorado

South Dakota is changing fast, glad I had the years I have had

From: Matt
24-May-18
AK, AZ and CA.

From: PoudreCanyon
24-May-18
CO, NE, WI.

25-May-18
Top 3 would be Alaska, Colorado, Utah.

In comparison I have also hunted the following in no particular order: CA, HI, ID, AZ, WY, KS, AR, VA, TX, and Some international

From: YZF-88
25-May-18
WI, UT, ID

From: Slate
25-May-18
WI, KS, WY

From: otcWill
25-May-18
AK, CO, WY

From: MathewsMan
25-May-18
Colorado- 9 species. Arizona 2 species. My wife is worried that if I hunt Alaska, I won't want to return to Colorado-Californicatia

From: uteangler
25-May-18
NM, AZ, KS

From: Lever Action
26-May-18
Southern NY is the best I have hunted. No other state has come close, so I wont even bother listing the others.

From: buzz mc
26-May-18
AZ, CO, and OH

From: Whocares
26-May-18
Colorado, MAN, and state of mind.

From: Whocares
26-May-18
Minnesota, not Manitba.

26-May-18
Who: World class handle:)

From: Lee
26-May-18
AZ, IL, VA

From: Boreal
26-May-18
AK, MT, NB

From: kota-man
26-May-18
Alaska, Montana, Arizona (My home State of ND isn’t bad either)

Glad you didn’t ask favorite Province because I love them all! BC, Yukon, AB, NWT, Manitoba, Sask, Newfoundland, Quebec, Nunavut, Ontario.

26-May-18
Alaska, Wyoming , Ohio.. I’m a Coloradoan so it’s #1.. I’m assuming not our home states.

From: leftee
27-May-18
SD,Mt,NM.

From: Whip
27-May-18
That's impossible. I can't cut my list down any lower than 5 and even then I'm leaving off a few great ones. I quit. ;)

From: Outdoordan
27-May-18
I agree Whip, I just can't do it.

27-May-18
Wy, Colorado, SD

From: ahunter55
27-May-18

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For Whitetail I love northern Ws. for the Deer I see & they have some awesome Bucks. (have no idea how many times I have traveled there since 1958 & plans for 2018 too.. For Whitetail & head gear it's my home state of Ill & where I live now, Iowa. For Elk I have to go with my love for Colorado & 30+ trips into the mountains.

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