I am at a point where it is time to expand my horizons in pursuit of NA game. Ideally I would like to do one or two hunts each year but I realize I will be limited by the draw system for big game in western states. I do not need record book animals, an average specimen would be a trophy in my eyes. I just want to knock some new species off the list, put some meat in the freezer, and maybe something on the wall. The hunts would be with rifle, in the lower 48, unguided, and budgeting about a week for each. Access to public land, population densities, DIY success rates, and ability for a nonresident to draw/buy a tag within a few years are all factors I am considering. All said, if you were to start fresh with zero points anywhere, where would you be applying to build points or maybe even buying OTC tags for the following species: Rocky Mountain Elk Roosevelt Elk - not sure if this one is realistic for a nonresident Mule Deer Pronghorn - will start applying in WY this year, seems like the state with the best odds Mountain Lion - Not sure if this one is practical as DIY coming from out of state Shiras Moose - this one may not be realistic either for drawing a tag Black Bear Columbia Blacktail Any other "easy" ones? Do you pick a state a apply there each year or do you apply for the same species across multiple states each year til you get drawn? Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!