Sometimes I think people bitch just to bitch. I'm no NTA proponent, but lets not let the truth get in the way of your good argument. Since 2010, the NTA has been east of the Mississippi River less than it's been west. 2010 EAST Springfield, IL (100 miles east) 2011 WEST Souix Falls, SD 2012 WEST Rogers, Ar 2013 Baton Rouge, LA (divided by the river) 2014 WEST Green Forrest, AR 2015 EAST Gattlinburg, TN (400 miles east) As you mentioned, they have also been to TX. One could argue they haven't been east enough. States like PA and NY have more people, more taxidermists, and just as far to travel as the seven people living in AZ.