By Mike Bodenchuk, Editor-at-Large
The Mescalero Apache Tribe in New Mexico offers unguided opportunities for spring turkey, fall black bear and three separate cow elk hunts to nonmembers through a draw. The deadline for applications is March 13.
Turkey licenses are $250, the bear hunt is $550 and elk tags run $625. If you have ever considered a trophy bull hunt, participating in one of the cow hunts is a great way to scout the rez while hunting at the same time. Applications can be downloaded at http://innofthemountaingods.com/outdoor/big-game-hunts
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota offers elk and bison tags to nonmembers. Tag prices for bison vary depending on the type of tag (trophy bull, management bull, yearling or cow) but the cost includes one day of guiding....