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Offline boneaddict

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Re: Permits
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2007, 06:33:41 AM »
Best two states to put in for and draw.....IDAHO and NEW MEXICO.   What do they have in common....no points.   
First year I put in for Moose, I drew.
Next season....first year I put my Dad in for Moose.... He Drew
First year I put in for Monster Bull elk, in the hardest unit to draw in NM and guess what I drew.

This state...........12 years now trying for a stinking deer permit where I grew up in the Methow.     NONE DRAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Permits
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2007, 02:34:38 PM »
The real problem is when they decided to lower the cost of applying for tags. Now you can apply for deer,elk ,sheep, moose,goat for $25.
When the cost was higher it kept those that were not serious from applying.  The Dept. saw this and knows its easier to get $5 from 10,000 people over $50 from 1,000 people.  Made it cheap enough that you have to be mentally twisted not to apply.  The lowered cost and internet, are the main reasons draw odds have sky rocketed inthe last 10 years.

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Re: Permits
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2007, 02:39:49 PM »
I agree, even if the application for the permit simply went up to $25 a species that would cut down on the number of people applying.  But it would not be so exorbitant that EVERYONE who REALLY wants to couldn't find a way to apply.  I do agree many apply simply because it is so cheap.
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Re: Permits
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2007, 02:41:28 PM »
Thats a really good Idea...........half of the people can't even remember when to apply anyway, special permits can't really be that important to them.
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Re: Permits
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2007, 02:54:44 PM »
I apply in at least a half dozen states every year ( with different point systems) and the weighted or (squared ) point system really isn't all that bad.  You always have a chance, yet your chances go up exponentially as you build points.  I agree with the previous post that it is plain B.S. that the WDFW has really bad habit of extending the deadline for procrastinators.  As far as the redraw goes, not sure, maybe it is fair to redraw if someone with ten deer points was only given one chance in the drawing rather than 100 ???

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Re: Permits
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2007, 03:23:28 PM »
Hell ya its fair to redraw, im one of those guys with 10 deer points. I want my 99 extra chances over someone with one point.


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Re: Permits
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2007, 04:11:24 PM »
Why not jack the price of gas up to $5 bucks a gallon.  Some people aren't all that serious about driving anyway.  I don't like your logic.  It just costs me more money.  Set a time for it, and if you wait to the last minute and something goes wrong, too bad for you.  Hell yes re-draw if it wasn't fair.  Do you think I have paid all of tis money the last 10 years just to forget it this year because they screwed up.  I really don't care at this point if I don't draw again, as I figured it was all said and done and I have already turned in my vacation.  But dang it, make it a fair drawing. 
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Re: Permits
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2007, 04:20:28 PM »
Or do what Wyoming,colorado,Idaho ect sent them the $ then get a refund check if not drawn. ya it sucks to send that much $ out every year but If you want to go that bad you find a way to do it.

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Re: Permits
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2007, 04:23:26 PM »
I would be willing to let them keep a deposit on file.




 

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