Booking a Fully Guided Hunt Often Assures You Guaranteed Tags in Hard-to-Draw Units!
Playing the point game and drawing a tag VS Booking a guided hunt with the tag included.
Let’s first clarify one important point in this article. I’m speaking to hunters looking to go on an outfitted hunt, not DIY. If this included the option of DIY hunts, my opinion would change. Also, my suggestions are the most cost effective.
I will not discuss Landowner tags, Vouchers, auction tags, Conservation Permits, or Governors tags as often they can go for 10’s and even 100’s of thousands of dollars. *For the hunters who can afford this strategy we can be helpful.
OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL will help you book the hunt of a lifetime.
As consultants for OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL, we deal with hunters who are planning for the “hunt of a lifetime“ on a daily basis. This is what we do 24 and 7. In helping clients hunt in exclusive areas, with top end trophy quality, I’m talking 185-200+ muleys and 330-350+ elk.
Planning in advance is essential!
Hoping to draw isn’t a good strategy.
It’s much easier, and not that much more expensive to work with an outfitter who offers guaranteed tags (usually about $100-$2,500 more because of the tag cost). Now we can help you plan in advance and get’r done!
States that Offer Guaranteed Tags
- You can purchase tags directly from landowners in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
- Idaho the outfitters receive “outfitter allocated tags” and to get one you have to book a guided hunt. Tags in Idaho are ILLEGAL (as of now) to sell or buy.
- Utah recently implemented their tax deductible Conservation Tag Program.
The only time I recommend clients to participate in the points system is when a certain ranch or area where I have an outfitter is mostly privately owned and therefore only takes a few points to draw (this is common in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico).
The points needed to draw are often creeping by a point every year. Every other year in some of the best areas. It’s a running horse that many will not catch. I think, long term, your better off applying in state that isn’t doing the points system. Your chance to draw sooner is more likely because of lack of participation.
Well, there you have it. Let us know if we can be helpful in your quest to hunt “exclusive” ground for elk and deer. With enough advanced notice (often 1-2 years) you can have a guaranteed hunt for a reasonable price in the top end areas of the west.
Available Landowner Tags and Hunting Vouchers:
Tags move quickly, so please understand that we do our best to keep this page updated, but it may not be real time. It is in your best interest to contact us ASAP if you’re interested in purchasing a tag or voucher.