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Issues while purchasing tags?
« on: May 14, 2017, 10:57:56 PM »
So I bought my tags today and put in for my permits. I noticed I got emailed a receipt for my tags and I was charged the additional $10 for not filing my report for last year. When I created my account it shows I did not submit my elk report for last year and also same for my wife when in fact I know that's bs because I did my tags, wife's, brothers, dads, moms reporting at the end of archery season. When trying to submit my picks for second deer, I got an error stating I don't have the right tag (modern firearm). Well duh I purchased a archery tag and was never asked either or. Called the store up they couldn't help me. I will be calling the wildlife department tomorrow. Did anyone else have similar issues. It pisses me off that this state can't get their crap together. Just another reason in a long list why I'll be looking in Idaho when I move in 2-3 years.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 07:07:49 AM »
yup similar issue, wouldn't let me pick which weapon or side of state for my dads deer and elk. Calling today as well.  I would suggest you guys put in now for permits, don't wait till the last couple days because you could experience problems and we don't need a delay in permit results.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 08:13:41 AM »
Ok, new system sucks again!  Just got off the phone with them, I have to go to a dealer and have them cancel my dads deer and elk tags so they can do the process again!  The guy said it's been happening a bit with the new site.  What a pain, this years draw is going to be a mess!   I bet we don't get results till July!

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 08:27:33 AM »
To think these guys get a fair amount of money to run this process also.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 08:39:06 AM »
I just bought my deer and elk tags, and special permit applications. All went well until I clicked "Submit" and the "Oh Deer" screen displayed. I called WDFW and they said the order went through fine: it just has "hiccups from time to time and displays that message."

How in the heck can anyone have confidence in a system that displays error messages when it shouldn't?
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 09:12:00 AM »
Ok, new system sucks again!  Just got off the phone with them, I have to go to a dealer and have them cancel my dads deer and elk tags so they can do the process again!  The guy said it's been happening a bit with the new site.  What a pain, this years draw is going to be a mess!   I bet we don't get results till July!
I will put 20 on August.
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 09:19:36 AM »
Ok, new system sucks again!  Just got off the phone with them, I have to go to a dealer and have them cancel my dads deer and elk tags so they can do the process again!  The guy said it's been happening a bit with the new site.  What a pain, this years draw is going to be a mess!   I bet we don't get results till July!
I will put 20 on August.
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 09:21:49 AM »
Ok, new system sucks again!  Just got off the phone with them, I have to go to a dealer and have them cancel my dads deer and elk tags so they can do the process again!  The guy said it's been happening a bit with the new site.  What a pain, this years draw is going to be a mess!   I bet we don't get results till July!
I will put 20 on August.
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 10:12:45 AM »
Soooooo, I go to a dealer here in Des Moines (Fred Meyer), and they haven't been able to log on to fish n game website for a couple weeks now.  Mother.....  ok, 99% sure I fricin hate this system.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 10:17:44 AM »
I received both my Deer and Elk tags with no Weapon choice stated, and elk doesn't have which Eat/West stated. 

I can't submit my apps because of it.  I know I selected Modern for both and East for Elk,  but I guess it didn't go thru.
Hopefully I don't have to pay a dealer fee to have it fixed

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 10:23:13 AM »
I just purchased a deer tag and special permit applications for my son. For his deer tag it allowed checking all three: modern, archery, and muzzleloaders. It should only allow one. Obviously some sloppy coding and testing.
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 10:25:30 AM »
So is the problem only in the online purchasing?Is Submitting everything smooth so far?
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 10:51:12 AM »
I have zero confidence in our submittals this year, much less everything else.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 10:57:46 AM »
Just went back to Fredmeyer today and they cancelled everything and reprinted everything for me. I'll re submit my draws today! I thought this was a single incident but apparently I was wrong, geeze!

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2017, 07:44:45 PM »
I just got done setting up my uncle's new WDFW account and purchasing his deer license, and submitting an application for an antlerless deer permit. All went smoothly, just as my purchase for my own licenses and applications did a couple weeks ago. I guess the only thing that could go wrong now is that they don't send him the correct license and/or tag. Really liking the new system.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 09:07:00 PM »
I purchased and submitted everything tonight.. couple hiccups, but got it done. I noticed that my points are the same as last year (13) anyone else have the same points or will an point be added prior to the draw? Maybe I'm wrong or an idiot, but I thought when you submitted a a new app. it automatically added a point from the previous year??

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 09:19:13 PM »
Only good news is that your odds of drawing don't really go down if you aren't entered, you just save a few bucks.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2017, 09:24:27 PM »
I purchased and submitted everything tonight.. couple hiccups, but got it done. I noticed that my points are the same as last year (13) anyone else have the same points or will an point be added prior to the draw? Maybe I'm wrong or an idiot, but I thought when you submitted a a new app. it automatically added a point from the previous year??
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 09:29:39 PM »
I purchased and submitted everything tonight.. couple hiccups, but got it done. I noticed that my points are the same as last year (13) anyone else have the same points or will an point be added prior to the draw? Maybe I'm wrong or an idiot, but I thought when you submitted a a new app. it automatically added a point from the previous year??

Yes, you will gain one point before the draw. When you will actually see that point, I don't know. There is a date given for each category for when the points were last updated. The date I see on mine is 12/18/2016. I would assume that at some time before the draw, or possibly just after the draw occurs, you will see the additional point added to each category in which you applied.

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 09:55:48 PM »
I purchased and submitted everything tonight.. couple hiccups, but got it done. I noticed that my points are the same as last year (13) anyone else have the same points or will an point be added prior to the draw? Maybe I'm wrong or an idiot, but I thought when you submitted a a new app. it automatically added a point from the previous year??

Yes, you will gain one point before the draw. When you will actually see that point, I don't know. There is a date given for each category for when the points were last updated. The date I see on mine is 12/18/2016. I would assume that at some time before the draw, or possibly just after the draw occurs, you will see the additional point added to each category in which you applied.
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2017, 10:53:10 AM »
I purchased my license and tags at Big 5 this morning, no issues so far. Gonna buy my apps tonight or tomorrow morning. Hope all goes well.
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 11:18:08 AM »
Buddy of mine said he had all sorts of inaccurate details regarding previous year's purchases. And he said he wasn't given the option to put in for points only.

Anybody else have this happen? Or did he just need to submit differently?

I bought all my tags w no problems at my local Freddie's but I'm apprehensive about submitting for special hunts now...
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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2017, 01:07:24 PM »
You guys having no problems are lucky, I just spent 45 minutes at the burien fredmeyer . The lady at the counter was on the phone with Wdfw for 1/2 waiting for them to pick up. Then after 15 more minutes they couldn't fix my problem and they took my phone number, they'll call me when it's fixed!!! :bash:  the guy at Wdfw said they are having a big meeting today about the issues.  You guys that procrastinate with buying tags and submitting apps, you might not want to this year!

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2017, 01:53:31 PM »
Purchased all my tags and special permits flawlessly... I did notice when I searched my points that the system shows I have points for all kinds of stuff that I have never purchased, like 65 and older, master hunter, youth antlerless all which I am none of.  :dunno:

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Re: Issues while purchasing tags?
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 02:37:45 PM »
Purchased all my tags and special permits flawlessly... I did notice when I searched my points that the system shows I have points for all kinds of stuff that I have never purchased, like 65 and older, master hunter, youth antlerless all which I am none of.  :dunno:
Same here.. pretty random too. 5 points, 3 points, 6 points on stuff I've never applied for.

 

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