You are in a great state for mule deer, just is under the radar because it's so difficult to get a tag for NR. There are some brutes in the west end of the state. I think Kansas has it set up so you can always get a resident tag after you move out of state. At least check into it to see what the requirements are. As far as where to move to, that would be a difficult choice. Possibly Nevada, Utah or Arizona would have to be up there for residents. Other states are friendly enough for NR(Colorado & Wyoming) that it isn't as big a deal being a resident. Once you pick the state then narrow it to areas.