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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: Igottanewknee on August 31, 2017, 06:13:46 PM

Title: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Igottanewknee on August 31, 2017, 06:13:46 PM
Sounds silly, but is there a way to find out if there are any left, and is there a cut off to when you can purchase them?
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: trophyhunt on August 31, 2017, 06:50:09 PM
I thought the deadline was today?  I bought mine today, you might be too late.
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Igottanewknee on August 31, 2017, 06:53:11 PM
Come on,  the stores are still open, right?

Any input from all of you in the know.....
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: bobcat on August 31, 2017, 07:03:52 PM
I don't think there's a deadline. I'm pretty sure the state will gladly take your money as long as there are tags still available. There were over 3,000 so I doubt they sold out already. If you already have a deer tag, you'll probably have to purchase your multi season tag when the WDFW office in Olympia is open, so they can void your current tag. To purchase one of the leftovers you had to have submitted an application for it, otherwise you're not eligible.
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Igottanewknee on August 31, 2017, 07:15:20 PM
Thanks Bobcat. Feel like doing it, just don't want to piss away  $139 or whatever it is all the sudden. I just don't need the pressure. Lol!! I wasn't able to get the elk multi, so I'll take the deer multi. Just hurts to put the money down for one deer.... But then again, it's all about time out in the woods...
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: emac on September 01, 2017, 05:20:04 AM
I think there is a deadline for purchasing them. The deadline for archery was yesterday, tje deadline for muzzy and modern is the day before the season starts. So you cant hunt your archery tag and if you dont get anything you cant go in and buy one. Same with muzzy and rifle. This is how i understand it

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Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: adamR on September 01, 2017, 07:45:33 AM
Unless it changed from last year there is no deadline.  I bought my deer multi tag in november last year.
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Igottanewknee on September 03, 2017, 05:35:21 PM
Unless it changed from last year there is no deadline.  I bought my deer multi tag in november last year.
You are correct....  Guy from the state called me back and told me they are available till gone.
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Hot Lunch on September 04, 2017, 11:28:29 AM
can you only buy the multi if you put in for it?
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: emac on September 04, 2017, 11:38:08 AM
can you only buy the multi if you put in for it?
Yes

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Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Kvw4x4 on September 04, 2017, 12:42:39 PM
and what I have heard all the left over multi season tags are sold
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: dreadi on September 04, 2017, 01:12:17 PM
I called WDFW last week and was told that there are over 2,000 left.
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Igottanewknee on September 04, 2017, 02:28:57 PM
and what I have heard all the left over multi season tags are sold
Elk are, not deer..
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Rainier10 on September 28, 2017, 09:41:49 PM
2,000 left still. Why don't they just make these an over the counter thing? I understand the obvious reason, they would lose the application fees. Is there any other reason to not make these OTC?
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: outdooraddict on September 28, 2017, 09:53:35 PM
Im begging people not to buy these. I mean it is your money and I have no say, but...... the game dept is losing money this way, and perhaps they will see this ridiculous price, people are not willing to pay to play their game (2000x139.10=278,200). and they want the same price even though archery season is over. I would be interested in this tag and purchasing it if it seemed affordable. but it already cost me $250.00 this year, and all I am guaranteed to hunt for a spike elk with a lot of other people and one deer.  rant over
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Antlershed on September 29, 2017, 06:12:28 AM
2,000 left still. Why don't they just make these an over the counter thing? I understand the obvious reason, they would lose the application fees. Is there any other reason to not make these OTC?
Not sure. With 8,500 being given out, and it not being 100% draw, I'd still be amazed if 10k people were applying. Even if there were, that is only a $71k hit which is "dust" in comparison to the rest of their budget. I suppose when you have that large of a deficit, you may cling to every last penny.  :twocents:
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Rainier10 on September 29, 2017, 07:46:13 AM
My guess is they now have a market of archery guys that didn't fill tags that are worried about late season hunts thinking about purchasing this now so they can get a few more weekends in the woods.

It still seems like they could make it an over the counter thing and get the money up front.  What they made in application fees doesn't cover the deficit of not selling all the permits.

I am of course being selfish. The last two years my kid didn't get drawn so we had to buy a general tag and only put in for certain draws.  Then we bought the multitag when the leftovers came out but that was after the permit drawings so she missed out on lots of options the past two years.

If they were just over the counter first come first serve she could have put in for different permits.
Title: Re: Leftover multi season deer permits-are there any and when?
Post by: Antlershed on September 29, 2017, 11:27:44 AM
Based on the fact that there is still 2k remaining, my guess is that they wouldn't be able to sell 8,500 of them even if they were OTC before the draw (maybe I'm wrong), so then they would be out the unsold permit money and the $71k in application fees. The deficit I was referring to was just their overall budget deficit they are trying to fill. I do agree with you though as far as just making the deer OTC. I didn't get drawn for deer or elk this year, and I now have 8 points for the elk.  :bash: