Iowa has had, for the last several years, one of the priciest non-resident deer tags going. Still, in the seasons I was lucky enough to draw (it is typically a 3-year wait for an NR bow tag), I gladly paid the $400-plus fee. In my experience, there are few places better than Iowa if you're a whitetail nut with big deer on the brain. Plus, I'm fortunate enough to have a couple of good buddies that a) live there b) own fine whitetail ground, and c) let me hunt. Honestly, I go there just as much for the camaraderie as I do the world-class hunting.