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I am wondering if anyone else has ran into the same issue as us. My boyfriend received his tag along with someone elses tag. I received a report letter, but no elk tag.
When I called WDFW they stressed the timeline for mailing but didn't have much concern about others personal info being given out along with the fact we now have someone else's tag.
Maybe it was a fluke and we were the only ones it happened to but, I find that unlikely.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 06:29:51 AM »
I received my tags in the mail yesterday along with the holder for the WDFW access pass but no access pass??

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 07:18:15 AM »
Hasn't happened yet.  I anticipate it happening in mid-June after the draws though.  Undoubtedly my quality bull permit will be mailed to the wrong person  :P
Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 08:09:30 AM »
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I just hope my elk tag finds its way back to me!!
Apparently the guy who stuffs the letter assures me he made no errors...lol

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 08:11:13 AM »
good luck with it.  worst case you can get a duplicate printed.
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 08:22:35 AM »
I havent been mailed anyone elses stuff before but have been mailed my own twice. Two envelopes delivered the same day each envelope contained all the stuff I bought. I called wdfw to let them know and find out how I could send the duplicate back and they were adamant that I did something to cause it and it was my fault.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 10:08:03 AM »
I have been missing stuff as well as duplicates but never had anyone else's.  I have no idea why it is so difficult to get what you order in an envelope.  Online is so much easier than trying to explain the million things I buy to the guy at the store.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 10:16:12 AM »
I always do my tag buying on line, always wait to pick my weapon and side for elk till after the Hancock drawing.  This year they went ahead and picked my weapon and side for me, it was wrong so I had to take the tag in and exchange it on my time/dime. Not sure how these screw ups happen?
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 10:43:06 AM »
My dad went to buy his hunting and fishing license a few years ago and they wouldnt sell it to him cause he had already bought it and hadnt reported his crab punch card report. Well my dad lives in eastern washington and has never been crabbing in his life. Come to find out they had sold all his stuff to a guy on the west side. To me thats a major screw up that really could off screwed up my dad. Luckily they were able to contact the guy and make him come turn it all in and got it taken care of quickly

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018, 10:45:25 AM »
My wife did not receive hers purchased online. Called and they are sending another. Not sure what happened.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 10:48:34 AM »
Last year they sent me 2 deer tags and 2 elk tags

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 10:59:16 AM »
A few years ago I applied and was drawn for two doe/fawn antelope licenses in Montana. After the drawing I received the two licenses in the mail, along with a required $10 Conservation License.

A week later I received another mailing from Montana, which contained two more antelope licenses and another Conservation License. I called the Montana FWP and explained that I had received two licenses by mistake. They checked their records and told me No, you are only allowed two licenses, not four. I told them that I was aware of that, but had accidentally received two additional licenses by mistake. No, that cant be our records indicate that you are only allowed to have two. I finally gave up on convincing them of their error.

As I was concluding the call, I informed the Montana FWP lady that Id also received an extra Conservation License and would be glad to destroy it. She warned me not to do it: if I got two I had to send one back to Montana to get a refund or their records might show that I had two which is illegal. I asked her what would happen if I just tore it up, and she told me Id probably be arrested when I got to Montana. Not wanting that, I stuck it in an envelope and mailed it back.

A few weeks later I got a $10 refund check mailed to me from Montana. Enclosed in the envelope was another Conservation License.
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2018, 08:18:02 PM »
Sucks that happened to you. Doesnt surprise me one bit though!
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2018, 08:22:27 PM »
Little known fact:

Not sure if it's still the case but as of a couple years ago WDFW didn't actually send out the licenses. It was the license vendor company who sent them out using WDFW envelopes.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2018, 08:29:39 PM »
Little known fact:

Not sure if it's still the case but as of a couple years ago WDFW didn't actually send out the licenses. It was the license vendor company who sent them out using WDFW envelopes.

So youre trying to say this isnt WDFWs problem?
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2018, 08:38:59 PM »
I received my tags in the mail yesterday along with the holder for the WDFW access pass but no access pass??
Happened to me too. Had to actually add the access pass to my cart and it was sent out. Even without a dealer fee when I just added the pass. Normally it just comes along with your first purchase.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2018, 09:03:29 PM »
Little known fact:

Not sure if it's still the case but as of a couple years ago WDFW didn't actually send out the licenses. It was the license vendor company who sent them out using WDFW envelopes.

So youre trying to say this isnt WDFWs problem?

If they work for WDFW as a sub, it is still WDFWs problem.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2018, 09:07:26 PM »
Little known fact:

Not sure if it's still the case but as of a couple years ago WDFW didn't actually send out the licenses. It was the license vendor company who sent them out using WDFW envelopes.

So youre trying to say this isnt WDFWs problem?

If they work for WDFW as a sub, it is still WDFWs problem.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2018, 09:20:19 PM »
Little known fact:

Not sure if it's still the case but as of a couple years ago WDFW didn't actually send out the licenses. It was the license vendor company who sent them out using WDFW envelopes.
So youre trying to say this isnt WDFWs problem?
If they work for WDFW as a sub, it is still WDFWs problem.
Did I say it wasn't their problem? I said it's a vendor that fills the envelopes. Obviously it's an issue the agency needs to resolve with the vendor (who happens to be the vendor for other states as well).

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2018, 09:48:14 PM »
I ordered mine a couple weeks ago, have yet to get it. Guess I better call WDFW tomorrow.

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2018, 09:53:02 PM »
This thread makes me glad I buy OTC. If the clerk messes up, you just make them fix it right then. I hope no ones special permits end up at the wrong house...unless its an OIL tag that ends up in my mailbox...  :chuckle:
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 07:27:44 AM »
Little known fact:

Not sure if it's still the case but as of a couple years ago WDFW didn't actually send out the licenses. It was the license vendor company who sent them out using WDFW envelopes.
So youre trying to say this isnt WDFWs problem?
If they work for WDFW as a sub, it is still WDFWs problem.
Did I say it wasn't their problem? I said it's a vendor that fills the envelopes. Obviously it's an issue the agency needs to resolve with the vendor (who happens to be the vendor for other states as well).

I was just trying to figure out why you introduced irrelevant information.  Be it a lower tier vendor, WDFW, or Willy Wonka, it's WDFW's issue.  Like most things they do: Fish and Game Mgmnt. Lake Rehabilitations, Construction Projects, etc, they provide lack luster efforts and less than acceptable results.
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 08:31:33 AM »
I got someone elses tags in the mail last year in my envelope.   Last name started with an L. Mine ends with a K.   I returned them. 

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »
I could be mistaken,  but I thought wdfw recently got rid of their outside vendor and took over those duties themselves. If so, only wdfw is to blame. :twocents:
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 10:05:30 AM »
Since the online sales began I have had some mistake every year in my stuff, but it is usually fixed with a phone call.

I hope this year is different!
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 10:15:44 AM »
This issue is because they dont have enough game wardens.


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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2018, 12:23:11 PM »
Last year they sent me 2 deer tags and 2 elk tags
First year of online sales I received 2 elk and 6 deer tags, they also didn't have E or W for the elk and none of them had weapon choices.  I once received another hunters Wyoming antelope license along with mine, I just mailed him the license.
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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2018, 12:40:33 PM »
This issue is because they dont have enough game wardens.


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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2018, 01:16:25 PM »
I got someone else's license and tags before the envolope had my name on it. I just mailed the tags and license to the owner and address on the license.

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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2018, 05:25:33 PM »
I got a free discover pass in the mail last year with my license.
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2018, 06:25:41 PM »
I got a free discover pass in the mail last year with my license.
Too bad everybody didn't get one,lucky dog. :chuckle:
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2018, 06:43:18 AM »
I got someone else's fishing license once included with mine. I just called them and mailed it back.

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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2018, 08:02:58 AM »
I got a free discover pass in the mail last year with my license.

You son of a.....
That was probably mine.  I didnt get the discovery pass I bought through them.  And since Im Kik.  Lol!   At least it possibly went to someone I knew. Lol!

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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2018, 06:55:37 PM »
A few years ago I applied and was drawn for two doe/fawn antelope licenses in Montana. After the drawing I received the two licenses in the mail, along with a required $10 Conservation License.

A week later I received another mailing from Montana, which contained two more antelope licenses and another Conservation License. I called the Montana FWP and explained that I had received two licenses by mistake. They checked their records and told me No, you are only allowed two licenses, not four. I told them that I was aware of that, but had accidentally received two additional licenses by mistake. No, that cant be our records indicate that you are only allowed to have two. I finally gave up on convincing them of their error.

As I was concluding the call, I informed the Montana FWP lady that Id also received an extra Conservation License and would be glad to destroy it. She warned me not to do it: if I got two I had to send one back to Montana to get a refund or their records might show that I had two which is illegal. I asked her what would happen if I just tore it up, and she told me Id probably be arrested when I got to Montana. Not wanting that, I stuck it in an envelope and mailed it back.

A few weeks later I got a $10 refund check mailed to me from Montana. Enclosed in the envelope was another Conservation License.


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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2018, 06:58:54 PM »
A few years ago I applied and was drawn for two doe/fawn antelope licenses in Montana. After the drawing I received the two licenses in the mail, along with a required $10 Conservation License.

A week later I received another mailing from Montana, which contained two more antelope licenses and another Conservation License. I called the Montana FWP and explained that I had received two licenses by mistake. They checked their records and told me No, you are only allowed two licenses, not four. I told them that I was aware of that, but had accidentally received two additional licenses by mistake. No, that cant be our records indicate that you are only allowed to have two. I finally gave up on convincing them of their error.

As I was concluding the call, I informed the Montana FWP lady that Id also received an extra Conservation License and would be glad to destroy it. She warned me not to do it: if I got two I had to send one back to Montana to get a refund or their records might show that I had two which is illegal. I asked her what would happen if I just tore it up, and she told me Id probably be arrested when I got to Montana. Not wanting that, I stuck it in an envelope and mailed it back.

A few weeks later I got a $10 refund check mailed to me from Montana. Enclosed in the envelope was another Conservation License.


How was prison?
Not too bad. They paroled me to kill my four antelope.
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Re: WDFW Mailed us someone else's tag...anyone else have this issue?
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2018, 07:50:36 PM »
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