At the risk of being shunned as soon as I join the site, I am going to ask a question that most residents will cringe at when they read it. Which deer zone should I apply for? Next year I will be applying for a nonresident tag and since it is a huge investment, I would like to get some local opinions on which zone to apply for before I jump in, wallet first. I currently have 3 preference points, and am strictly a public land bowhunter....let's just say I enjoy the challenge. After 3 years of research and much thought, I am still struggling to decide whether Zone 6 or Zone 3 will give me the best bang for my buck. Or hey, if the consensus of opinions is that I should wait another year to secure a spot in Zone 4 or 5, I can do that too. What I am after is an opportunity to kill a solid 140" buck. I know they are not lurking around every tree in Iowa as the media would have us out-of-staters believe, but I do think the opportunity is more likely in your great state than in my state of Louisiana. I am willing to walk to get away from the crowds on a particular public piece of ground and I have even brought my pirogue with me to access out of the way spots by boat. If you would prefer to pm me as opposed to vetting your opinion in an open forum, that would be great. I appreciate any guidance or push in the right direction I can get. Thank you in advance. And I hope everyone has a happy and blessed New Year!