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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

Author Topic: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll  (Read 3731 times)

Offline Karl Blanchard

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2019, 07:30:24 AM »
just a formality for me anymore great if I draw, but I sure dont rely on WA draw for anything great.
  :yeah: but with that said, I've never been on a bad permit hunt.  You draw a tag, you are gonna have a good hunt.

As long as you put in serious effort.

I've seen a lot of complaints about crappy permit hunts.  The few I have been on have been amazing though.
yes I was gonna say that but some people get very offended when their effort is brought into question.  I've had permits the same year as others on here and we've had vastly different experiences :chuckle:
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2019, 07:32:44 AM »
just a formality for me anymore great if I draw, but I sure dont rely on WA draw for anything great.
  :yeah: but with that said, I've never been on a bad permit hunt.  You draw a tag, you are gonna have a good hunt.

As long as you put in serious effort.

I've seen a lot of complaints about crappy permit hunts.  The few I have been on have been amazing though.
yes I was gonna say that but some people get very offended when their effort is brought into question.  I've had permits the same year as others on here and we've had vastly different experiences :chuckle:

Hopefully all the offended keep slacking in the killing department
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2019, 07:33:05 AM »
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2019, 07:48:30 AM »
Just starting the points game but I'm optimistic about getting drawn. Put in for a few draws last year but all of them this year. May take me several years but I'm with Karl. I don't see the point of submitting for points only. Heard too many stories about people being drawn with little or few points. You bet if I get drawn my focus will be to capitalize on that draw and learn everything I can about that unit. Started out bird hunting when I got my first shotgun in '13. Shot my first deer in '14 borrowing my brothers rifle. Bought a bow in '16. Got my own rifle in '17. Muzzy in '18 and successfully filled my first deer tag on a solo hunt last year after getting drawn for MS deer with no points and hunting all three weapons.  :IBCOOL: To excited (naive) to let the odds get me down. I love turkey hunting but this big game hunting is starting to get fun!

Plus, its easier to sell it to the wife that I "must" to go hunting if I have some Special Tag  :chuckle:

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2019, 07:54:23 AM »
Can't win if you don't play and even with low permit numbers there will still be winners
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2019, 08:00:22 AM »
Can't win if you don't play and even with low permit numbers there will still be winners

Karl, are you a shill for the WDFW?  :chuckle:

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2019, 08:07:03 AM »
  I came to terms a long time ago that I would probably never draw a OIL or a Quality tag but had really thought that I would eventually draw a Bull permit.  Now with roughly 1/4 of the permits that were available just 4 years ago its looking like I may never draw that tag either.  I personally think that reducing bull permits is not going to solve a single thing.  Besides all the other issues they should of first eliminated every single antlerless permit.  If herd growth was wanted thats what would of happened.  Everytime you kill a cow you are reducing the herd by 2 and its exponential over the years.  All they have done by eliminating bull permits is allow more natural deaths of older bulls and left more for the natives. 

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2019, 08:08:02 AM »
Can't win if you don't play and even with low permit numbers there will still be winners

Karl, are you a shill for the WDFW?  :chuckle:
I just see a glass half full kind of guy nothing wrong with that.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2019, 08:08:50 AM »
Oh and ask him how many times he has drawn a Quality or regular bull permit in this state lol  lucky

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2019, 08:25:27 AM »
Oh and ask him how many times he has drawn a Quality or regular bull permit in this state lol  lucky
yep two points last year! If I had the same glass half empty attitude and just said screw it that 13 bucks is just too much I never would have drawn that tag.  It was a great hunt too :chuckle:
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2019, 08:53:15 AM »
I'm spending my WA draw money on an OTC reduced spring bear in Idaho.  Two full months of spring bear plus helping predator control is so much better than wasting the same money year after year on a doomed State.   :twocents:

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2019, 09:20:52 AM »
I have come to realize that I am an odd combination of being generally optimistic, but not very lucky.  I moved back to Washington State after 10 years in the Army and started building points in 2001.  Have never drawn a quality tag.  But every year I honestly think "This could be my year.."

That being said... I started hunting Idaho two years ago and have started building points in Wyoming.  I used to hunt the general elk season here in WA, but now use my time to hunt ID instead.  If I draw a good tag, I'll hunt WA.  As a teacher I get almost no time off in the fall.  Gotta go where the animals are...
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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2019, 09:57:33 AM »
I always buy the permit apps. Odds are slim and worse this year for permits but I still lay down a Jackson for the MegaMillion drawing every time it is close to five hundred million, too.

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2019, 09:58:48 AM »
I am done

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Re: Whos excited for the WA draw? Poll
« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2019, 11:29:42 AM »
just a formality for me anymore great if I draw, but I sure dont rely on WA draw for anything great.
  :yeah: but with that said, I've never been on a bad permit hunt.  You draw a tag, you are gonna have a good hunt.

As long as you put in serious effort.

I've seen a lot of complaints about crappy permit hunts.  The few I have been on have been amazing though.
yes I was gonna say that but some people get very offended when their effort is brought into question.  I've had permits the same year as others on here and we've had vastly different experiences :chuckle:



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