Here in my home state of Washington, my son and I plan to hunt black bear, elk and mule deer. Those are all "over-the-counter" tags, and already in hand. We've also put in for some special permits, have to wait to see how the draw turns out for those. I'm bowhunting for elk and mule deer this year in Washington. Rifle for bear. My son is sticking with rifle for all his big game hunting. We've done well on bear, deer and elk here before. I have hopes for success again!
Of course we'll have the dog and shotguns out for pheasant and chukar as usual. Love that stuff!
And I've again applied for mule deer & pronghorn in Wyoming. Always enjoy that hunt!
Best of luck to all the hunters this season!