Applying to draw a western state bowhunting tag can be a daunting task, but when executed correctly, it can yield some big rewards. We’ve gathered everything you need to know about bowhunting the West right here, from tag application deadlines and fees to point programs and available species.

Check out Bob Robb’s article, “Playing The Western State Tag Application Game,” to learn more about the process and how to up your odds of drawing a coveted western bowhunting tag. And explore the interactive map below to find out everything you need to know about bowhunting these 11 western states.

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New Mexico

The application due date is March 15, 2017. For more information on bowhunting New Mexico, click here.

Sponsored by Rambo Bikes

Kansas

The application due date is April 28, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Kansas, click here.

Sponsored by Pnuma Outdoors

Colorado

The application due date is April 4, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Colorado, click here.

Sponsored by Sig Optics

Utah

The application due date is March 2, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Utah, click here.

Sponsored by Badlands

Wyoming

The application due date for elk is Jan. 31, 2017. The application deadline for moose, mountain goat and sheep is Feb. 28, 2017, and the deadline for deer and pronghorn is May 31, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Wyoming, click here.

Sponsored by Ten Point

Montana

The application due date for deer and elk is March 15, 2017. The application deadline for moose, mountain goat and sheep is May 1, 2017, and the deadline for pronghorn is June 1. For more information on bowhunting Montana, click here.

Sponsored by Spot Hogg

Idaho

The application due date for moose, mountain goat and sheep is April 30, 2017. The application deadline for deer, elk and pronghorn is June 5, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Idaho, click here.

Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Game Calls

Washington

The application due date is May 18, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Washington, click here.

Sponsored by Zeiss

Oregon

The application due date is May 15, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Oregon, click here.

Sponsored by Bowtech Archery

Nevada

The application due date is April 17, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Nevada, click here.

Sponsored by Pape's Archery Unlimited

Arizona

The application due date for elk and pronghorn is Feb. 14, 2017, and the due date for deer and sheep is June 13, 2017. For more information on bowhunting Arizona, click here.

Sponsored by Victory Archery