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2023 STATE DRAW DEADLINES

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Application Deadline State Species/Draw
December 15
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Alaska
All Species (Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Hunts)

No point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool December Magazine
Draw results : February 18
December 31
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Montana
Preference Points Only
General Elk & Deer Combo Licenses

Covered in Huntin' Fool July Magazine

2022 Past Deadlines

Application Deadline State Species/Draw
February 22
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Utah
Black Bear & Cougar

Bonus Points
Draw Results : March 2
March 7
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Nevada
Mule Deer rifle guide draw

Bonus points, must apply under an outfitters account
Covered in Huntin' Fool February Magazine
Draw Results : March 18
March 23
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North Dakota
Rocky Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Elk

Recommended for Residents Only
Draw Results: Elk & Moose - Mar 31
Draw Results: Bighorn Sheep - Late Sept
March 30
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Virginia
Elk

Random draw, no points
Covered in Huntin' Fool March Magazine
Draw Results : Late May
April 5
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Colorado
All Species Primary Draw (8pm MDT)

Preference points for elk, deer, antelope
Weighted (bonus) points for sheep, moose, goat
Covered in Huntin' Fool March Magazine
Draw Results Sheep & Goat : April 19
Draw Results Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope : May 31-June 3
April 19
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South Dakota
Special Buck Deer
Special Antelope

Preference point system
Draw Results : Early May
April 29
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Kansas
Whitetail/Mule Deer

Preference point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool April Magazine
Draw Results : June 10
April 30
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Kentucky
Rocky Mtn Elk

No point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool March Magazine
Draw Results : May 18
May 10
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Nevada All Species

Bonus point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool April Magazine
Draw Results : May 20, 6pm (scheduled)
May 12
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Maine
Canadian Moose

Bonus point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool April Magazine
Draw Results : June 11
May 18
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South Dakota
Residents Only: Rocky Mtn Sheep, Mtn Goat, Elk

Draw Results : Late May
May 19
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Washington
All Species

Bonus point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool May Magazine
Draw Results : Mid June
May 27
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New Hampshire
Canadian Moose

Bonus point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool May Magazine
Draw Results : Mid June
June 5
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Idaho
Elk, Deer, & Antelope

No point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool May Magazine
Draw Results : June 28
June 5
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Iowa
Whitetail Deer

Preference point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool May Magazine
Draw Results : June 18
June 13
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Nevada
Leftover Draw

Bonus points used
Covered in Huntin' Fool April Magazine
Draw Results : June 24
June 15
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South Dakota
Whitetail/Mule Deer
Black Hills, West River Deer

Preference point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool June Magazine
Draw Results : Early July
June 16
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Utah
Ewe California Bighorn Sheep & Antlerless
(Shiras Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope)

Bonus points for Sheep, Moose
Preference points for Elk, Deer, Antelope
Covered in Huntin' Fool June Magazine
Draw Results : by July 7
June 22
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Vermont
Canadian Moose

Bonus points
Covered in Huntin' Fool June Magazine
Draw Results : Early August
June 24
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Wyoming
Secondary Leftover Draw (elk, deer, antelope)

No preference points used or lost
Covered in Huntin' Fool May Magazine
Draw Results : July 7
July 5
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Colorado
Secondary Leftover Draw
(elk, deer, antelope)

No preference points earned or used
Covered in Huntin' Fool March Magazine
Draw Results : July 7
July 14
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Utah
2022 General Any-Bull Elk Tags Available
First-come, first-serve

Covered in Huntin' Fool July Magazine
Statewide Adult Quota : 17,500
Statewide Youth (12-17) Quota : unlimited
July 26
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Utah
2022 General Spike Bull Elk Tags Available
First-come, first-serve online

Covered in Huntin' Fool July Magazine
Statewide Quota : 15,000
July 31
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Pennsylvania
Rocky Mtn Elk

Bonus points
Covered in Huntin' Fool July Magazine
Draw Results : Late August
August 2
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Colorado
Leftover & Unlimited Licenses Available
(elk, deer, antelope)

No points earned or used
Covered in Huntin' Fool March Magazine
First-come, first-serve online or at vendor
August 15
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Idaho
Secondary Leftover Draw (Deer, Elk, Antelope)

No point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool May Magazine
Draw Results : Late August
August 17
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South Dakota
Firearm Antelope

Modified preference point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool June Magazine
Draw Results : Early September
September 6
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South Dakota
Bison (Trophy & Non-Trophy)

Modified preference point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool June Magazine
Draw Results : Sept 19
September 30
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Montana
Bonus Points Only

Bonus Points for Limited Sheep, Moose, Goat, Elk, Deer, & Antelope
Covered in Huntin' Fool July Magazine
October 11
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Arizona
Spring Bison, Javelina, Spring Turkey

Bonus points with max point draw
Covered in Huntin' Fool September Magazine
Draw Results : Early November
October 31
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Wyoming
Points Only
(sheep, moose, elk, deer, antelope)

Preference points Covered in Huntin' Fool July Magazine
November 1
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Texas
Desert Sheep Public Draw

Bonus point system
Covered in Huntin' Fool September Magazine
Draw Results : Early November
November 9
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2023 Sportsman Statewide Raffle Draw

1 Tag Per Species
*Residents Only
December 1
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Idaho
2023 Non-Resident Tags Available
(Limited Quota and Capped Tags for Deer and Elk)

Covered in Huntin' Fool May Magazine
First-come, first-serve quota available online at 10:00am MST on Dec 1, 2022
December 1
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Arizona
2023 Non-Resident Deer Tags Available
(Over-the-Counter Archery Tags)

Covered in Huntin' Fool June Magazine
First-come, first-serve quota available online at 12:00am on Dec 1, 2022
Quota of 2,890 non-resident tags

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