Looking to tag a velvet buck? Then grab your bow and head west. For low-country western whitetails, Nebraska and North Dakota both offer archery seasons that open at the very beginning of September. Each state has over-the-counter tags that can be purchased affordably.
For high-country western whitetails, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana all have seasons that open in early-september and sometimes late-august. Most general tags are good for whitetails, but more planning is needed for the diverse license system.