MemberMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Title says it up there
smiling_mallardGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Any state that bans Sunday hunting is the worst.
Bam-223GuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Montana is terrible don’t bother applying
G19outdoorsGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Best Alaska. Worst Delaware.
Reverend0352GuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Texas has great private land hunts for exotics but limited public lands, which are extremely over hunted. Even the dove stay clear of public lands in Texas. Make sure to have a fat wallet to hunt private hunting ranches.
ShredderDentGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
I’m a Canuck, but from what I’ve heard, Alaska is probably the best, they have a plethora of game and I’ve always thought of it as a sportsman’s paradise. I would say Texas might be the worst, cause there is so little public land there but they do have some interesting species.
For Canada, Ontario is pretty good but getting a tag for our iconic big ticket animal, the moose takes a few years of trying, but thankfully I have harvesting rights. The territories might be nice if you are status, but I think it’d be harder to get licenses if you don’t have harvesting rights.
Other than that I couldn’t tell ya, I’m mostly talking out of my ass but I probably said something right at some point
financegardenerGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Don’t come to New Mexico – definitely nothing down here.
GunDog4LifeGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
California hands down – please go there!
DevelopmentSelect646GuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Wisconsin is pretty decent. Lots of public land. Good deer and turkey populations – not much in the way of gamebirds. Illinois is pretty bad – lack of public land – lots of deer though.
cysgr8GuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
I’m surprised Iowa isn’t listed anywhere as top by anyone yet?
wyo_poisonslingerGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
In the lower 48, Wyoming has to be near the top of the list – except as a non-resident it is hard to draw limited tags. Over the counter tags for elk are easy to get.
As for bad…. I haven’t ever had a ‘bad’ hunt… many I didn’t get anything, but all were better than a good day in the office….
BeefoverloadGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Wyomings the best for opportunity, quality and ease of tags and public land.
Downside is every town I looked at was pretty trashy. Unless you’re in the million+ houses/lots.
CleburnCOGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
New England states are horrible for hunting unless you have a hookup. Limited public access, VERY limited water access that’s huntable…game populations aren’t great…very $$$.
Anywhere that’s densely urban tends to be poor hunting.
Best…depends on what you want. For bids, its where the birds are. Deer are almost rodents at this point…they are everywhere.
I’d say best is likely Utah, Idaho, or maybe CO…assuming you are a resident and want big game.
For birds…likely somewhere on the north end of the MS flyway or CA in a wet year.
Large-Entrepreneur60GuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
Best: Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Maine, Kansas. (No real order)
Worst: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey. (No real order)
Everything else falls somewhere in the middle. Including the westies.
IBreedBagelsGuestMay 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm
You’d have to specify the game…
Different states are good for different things. If there’s the same animals, it really comes down to preference.
Do you like blinds / stands? Do you big open flat spaces? Forests? Mountains? etc…