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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2022, 02:02:49 PM »
As I recall Eastman's started it with their draw reports that were in the back of the magazine. Then other outfits sprang up like Hunting Fool ect... Then maybe Toprut and then Gohunt. Not sure on the entire order of things.

Used to be you had to go to fish and game websites, call biologists, ect... to research all this stuff. Now you just pay a few bucks and its delivered to you on a platter.

The latest ground zero for the bomb that is Gohunt was Alaska. Just before that was cow tags.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go back to before the advent of the consumer grade handheld GPS, smart phones, and Tag services? The good old days when most folks were afraid to leave trails and roads and you could still do some research and find a diamond in the rough draw tag that was under-utilized. 


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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2022, 02:36:52 PM »
As I recall Eastman's started it with their draw reports that were in the back of the magazine. Then other outfits sprang up like Hunting Fool ect... Then maybe Toprut and then Gohunt. Not sure on the entire order of things.

Used to be you had to go to fish and game websites, call biologists, ect... to research all this stuff. Now you just pay a few bucks and its delivered to you on a platter.

The latest ground zero for the bomb that is Gohunt was Alaska. Just before that was cow tags.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go back to before the advent of the consumer grade handheld GPS, smart phones, and Tag services? The good old days when most folks were afraid to leave trails and roads and you could still do some research and find a diamond in the rough draw tag that was under-utilized.
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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2022, 03:04:08 PM »
I’ve bought Idaho tags since I was in high school (late 90’s).  I started hunting Montana in 2005 and Colorado in 2008.   I didn’t really start aggressively hunting multiple states until 2009, when I got out of the Navy.   In my short history, I noticed a substantial difference in competition for tags  in about 2015.  From there, it has gotten progressively “worse”.   

Been pretty tough the last few years between tag competition and mature mule deer numbers across the west.   Hate to do it, but I think I’ll heading north or south of the border in 2023….

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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2022, 04:33:32 PM »
The internet is/ has been the downfall of OTC opportunities... :twocents:

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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2022, 04:51:30 PM »
The internet is/ has been the downfall of OTC opportunities... :twocents:
thanks AL Gore  :chuckle:
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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2022, 04:54:09 PM »
The internet is/ has been the downfall of OTC opportunities... :twocents:
thanks AL Gore  :chuckle:

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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2022, 07:26:20 PM »
The internet is/ has been the downfall of OTC opportunities... :twocents:

 :yeah: truth

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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2022, 08:05:40 PM »
As I recall Eastman's started it with their draw reports that were in the back of the magazine. Then other outfits sprang up like Hunting Fool ect... Then maybe Toprut and then Gohunt. Not sure on the entire order of things.

Used to be you had to go to fish and game websites, call biologists, ect... to research all this stuff. Now you just pay a few bucks and its delivered to you on a platter.

The latest ground zero for the bomb that is Gohunt was Alaska. Just before that was cow tags.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go back to before the advent of the consumer grade handheld GPS, smart phones, and Tag services? The good old days when most folks were afraid to leave trails and roads and you could still do some research and find a diamond in the rough draw tag that was under-utilized.



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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2022, 06:15:11 AM »
It's a double edged sword for sure.  Personally, I would like to go back to the years where OnX was out there but nobody knew about it.  Man, I had a bunch of honey holes that were never hunted.

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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2022, 08:15:09 AM »
It's a double edged sword for sure.  Personally, I would like to go back to the years where OnX was out there but nobody knew about it.  Man, I had a bunch of honey holes that were never hunted.

Buying the chips for individual devices was likely a control mechanism for sure. Once it went app on mobile devices, it was over.

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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2022, 10:04:57 AM »
The internet is/ has been the downfall of OTC opportunities... :twocents:

 :yeah: truth

As we all commiserate on an Internet forum over fewer opportunities… :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2022, 11:12:23 AM »
As I recall Eastman's started it with their draw reports that were in the back of the magazine. Then other outfits sprang up like Hunting Fool ect... Then maybe Toprut and then Gohunt. Not sure on the entire order of things.

Used to be you had to go to fish and game websites, call biologists, ect... to research all this stuff. Now you just pay a few bucks and its delivered to you on a platter.

The latest ground zero for the bomb that is Gohunt was Alaska. Just before that was cow tags.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go back to before the advent of the consumer grade handheld GPS, smart phones, and Tag services? The good old days when most folks were afraid to leave trails and roads and you could still do some research and find a diamond in the rough draw tag that was under-utilized.

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Re: Is out of state worth all the hype?
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2022, 11:21:28 AM »
As I recall Eastman's started it with their draw reports that were in the back of the magazine. Then other outfits sprang up like Hunting Fool ect... Then maybe Toprut and then Gohunt. Not sure on the entire order of things.

Used to be you had to go to fish and game websites, call biologists, ect... to research all this stuff. Now you just pay a few bucks and its delivered to you on a platter.

The latest ground zero for the bomb that is Gohunt was Alaska. Just before that was cow tags.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go back to before the advent of the consumer grade handheld GPS, smart phones, and Tag services? The good old days when most folks were afraid to leave trails and roads and you could still do some research and find a diamond in the rough draw tag that was under-utilized.
Yea - it is definitely more than just GoHunt or any one or two companies...it's the entire industry including the content producers that have created the hype and the tools to enable folks to participate.  It is unsustainable...states will continue to cut NR opportunity to the bone...and R opportunity will also take hits as populations explode in western states.   :twocents:
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