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How do you feel about this years draw and draws going forward?

Great! This is the year Im drawing a tag and look forward to this time every year!
54 (24.1%)
Im in but dont think Ill draw. Next year should be better!
21 (9.4%)
Im in but only because I have so many points... doubt Ill draw...
89 (39.7%)
I was feeling good until I seen the quotas... Im thinking about applying.
20 (8.9%)
This is my last year if I dont draw...
7 (3.1%)
I gave up already and no longer apply.
33 (14.7%)

Total Members Voted: 224

Voting closed: May 24, 2019, 09:51:15 PM

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Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« on: April 26, 2019, 09:51:15 PM »
We all know what the quotas are and we know if we have a multiple season tag. So how do you really feel about the upcoming draw?

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 10:05:27 PM »
Not counting on drawing anything myself. With my 22 moose points my odds of drawing a moose tag are probably just as good as drawing a quality elk permit with my 10 points. Quality deer only have 6. So not good for me, but I'm hoping my daughter draws at least a youth doe permit. She drew an elk permit last year, her first year hunting, so I think elk is unlikely, but with her two deer points she should have a chance for that one. Even better would be one of the ewe sheep tags.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 10:22:11 PM »
I had 10 points for quality elk and deer but after the quotas came out Im just glad I already bought my idaho tags.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 10:41:12 PM »
 :sry:  Buy powerball ticket!  Spend $ wisely...
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 11:04:33 PM »
I'm less excited about the Washington draw this year because I have out of state plans so it's gonna be points only with the exception of a second deer application. Ordinarily I love the anticipation of the draw, making tentative plans, dreaming about the buck, bull or moose that I'm going to kill, imagining what I'll do with the meat and how the mount will turn out .......... and then draw day comes along and I get that old kicked in the jimmies dose of reality.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 11:27:59 PM »
I have decided to put my money here instead: https://www.megamillions.com/  . If I win I can buy guided hunts in many states.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2019, 06:16:52 AM »
 I am more excited about my sons chances for the youth tags. He has average or over points in all categories and his odds just went way up for getting a juvenile ram tag. I seem to of burnt all my luck up last year  with my moose tag. Struck out on multi season elk with eight points,multi deer with 2, no spring bear tag, And our group did not draw our Montana tags for the first time in the last four years. So I will definitely be making my donation but cant say I will be too surprised if I dont draw anything. Rifle cow tag is Really probably my only realistic chance.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2019, 07:53:00 AM »
Sorry to not be putting in for the blues for elk this year, first time in a very long time.  Probably put in for a rifle rut tag so my odds will go down, 24 points quality elk. I don't expect to draw, but you never know.  Just hope my dad draws his tag, his health is just not getting better. Good luck guy/gals.
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2019, 08:41:42 AM »
I'm excited every year
Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2019, 08:49:11 AM »
Nope.  After 34 years of applying for sheep, moose and goat, I gave up goat and went in as a group with my daughter on the rest.  I'm about to say piss on it especially when I see so many people, even a few that I personally know draw tags with only a few point for units that they don't even know what part of the state they are in.  I wish I could get some of my $$ back for wasting my time.
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 08:49:55 AM »
There is always a chance...

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2019, 08:57:20 AM »
It's never a waste of time to apply in a random system.  Oil tags are not a guarantee.  There will never be enough animals to give out enough tags to guarantee all applicants a tag.  No different thanPowerball, scratch tickets, or the casino. Odds are low but someone has to win! I'm always excited and optimistic about every app I throw out.  I'm also realistic about how the draw system works and what the odds are.
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2019, 08:59:04 AM »
Sometimes I think the draw-ma on here is more exciting than the annual not selected's.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2019, 09:09:21 AM »
Only have 6 points, as that's as long as I lived here.  Decided to stop buying moose, sheep, goat as I just don't believe I'll ever draw based on my age.  Too bad I can't donate those points to somebody.   


I still put in for quality elk, deer, and second deer.  Even though I know I won't draw the quality tags....probably my last year on those.  Was going to put in for a cow elk tag that had an average drawn with 5pts in the regs, but figured a lot of guys will point-only quality bull and maybe put in for cow and raising the points required.....didn't want to be locked in on spikes.  So will stick to west side OTC elk again.  Most of my hunting focus is on Oregon again, but I still hunt WA on the OTC elk/deer/bear/cougar tags every year.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2019, 09:19:46 AM »
Only have 6 points, as that's as long as I lived here.  Decided to stop buying moose, sheep, goat as I just don't believe I'll ever draw based on my age. Too bad I can't donate those points to somebody.  


I still put in for quality elk, deer, and second deer.  Even though I know I won't draw the quality tags....probably my last year on those.  Was going to put in for a cow elk tag that had an average drawn with 5pts in the regs, but figured a lot of guys will point-only quality bull and maybe put in for cow and raising the points required.....didn't want to be locked in on spikes.  So will stick to west side OTC elk again.  Most of my hunting focus is on Oregon again, but I still hunt WA on the OTC elk/deer/bear/cougar tags every year.
You sort of could....find someone just starting out with a lot less points.  Go in as a group, size is limited to two.  You'd be bumping up their odds.

 


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