I have found it challenging to hunt for mule deer here in Minnesota.I think Residents need to concentrate on improving hunting and taking advantage of what they have in their states.
Hunting as a NR has always been a luxury and the most complaining I'm hearing is from the johnnie-come-lately's that have jumped on the traveling hunter bandwagon being pushed by every outdoor magazine, podcast, and website.
I started hunting in 1979 and didn't do a single NR hunt until 1995. My Grandfather never once hunted out of Montana in the 80+ years he hunted (well, he did hunt roe deer in 1944-45 while over-seas via Uncle Sam).
My Father and Brother never hunted out of state until 2002 and only have because I live in Wyoming.
IMO, there are unrealistic expectations for a lot of NR hunting. I have applied for over 20 years in a lot of states for about everything offered and there are still states I haven't drawn a single tag for (UT and NV).
I've been concentrating on my own State a lot more lately and I expect that will continue.