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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2020, 09:29:40 PM »
Just got this letter from WDFW

WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
https://wdfw.wa.gov

August 13, 2020
Contact: Sam Montgomery, 360-688-0721

115 surplus elk multi-season tags awarded; 2,723 over-the-counter deer tags available on Aug. 18

OLYMPIA ó Hunters who bought a multi-season permit application for elk earlier this year, but were not selected in the April drawing, may be one of the additional 115 people who will be selected for surplus elk multi-season tags.

In past years, hunters would camp out and form lines for the opportunity to secure this coveted elk permit. Given the risk of COVID-19, the department is releasing the tags differently this year.

"The next sequential 115 hunters on the original official draw list of elk multi-season tags will have an opportunity to buy the remaining tags," said Peter Vernie, WDFW Licensing Division Manager. "By using the existing official draw list from April, this prevents large group gatherings at retail locations and keeps the opportunity fair."

Elk hunters can also login on the WILD System after 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 to see if they are eligible to buy an elk multi-season tag. The remaining 115 elk multi-season tag winners will receive an email from WDFW notifying them that they are eligible to buy a multi-season elk tag.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Aug. 18, 2,723 deer multi-season tags will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters can buy licenses online, over the phone, or at an authorized Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) license dealer. WDFW regional offices and headquarters in Olympia remain closed to in-person license sales.

Hunters who want to buy a deer multi-season tag must have bought a 2020 deer multi-season special hunt application and have a general season deer license before buying a multi-season tag. Hunters who already have their 2020 general season tag must surrender it by contacting the WDFW Licensing Department at (360) 902-2464 before buying the multi-season tag.

Multi-season deer tags are $139.10, and multi-season elk tags are $182.00. Tag costs are the same for residents and non-residents. There will not be a purchase deadline for the elk or deer multi-season tags.

Multi-season deer tags will remain on sale until the tag limit is reached. Hunters who purchase a multi-season tag will not lose points in their multi-season deer or elk special hunt application categories.

Hunters with multi-season tags can hunt all three weapon choices (modern firearm, muzzleloader, archery), season permitting, until their tag is filled.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish, wildlife, and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and other recreation opportunities.
When are they notifying the 115?
"Boss of the woods"
(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2020, 11:45:04 AM »
Never mind i see Aug. 18th we can check.  :tup:
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(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2020, 01:27:37 PM »
How fast will the 2000 ish deer tags sell out? And what if you surrender your current tag and arenít able to get multi season? Iíve never done this in the past..


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I don't think deer tags will sell out.
I called today about surrendering my tag and the gentleman at WDFW said it has to be done after 10:00am tomorrow. I thought maybe I would be able to do it now and avoid the rush. I joked and said that they are going to be slammed with phone calls in the morning. He laughed and said yeah probably. They must be used to it.

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2020, 01:49:59 PM »
I called and just surrendered mine with no problems.

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2020, 01:57:19 PM »
I called and just surrendered mine with no problems.
Glad to see everyone is on the same page over there in Olympia.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2020, 01:43:31 PM »
Phone lines have been busy all day at WDFW and not even the dealers could get through so at some point they just opened it up so you can buy it without calling first. Not sure if thatís just for today or not. I finally got through and the gentleman said just make sure to mail in your tag or drop it off at a dealer.

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2020, 01:55:20 PM »
Vancouver SW was moving them thru quick on the deer tags. 
Economy failure = Too many people spending money they don't have on things they don't need to impress people they don't like.

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2020, 01:56:12 PM »
After being on hold for 90 minutes and unsuccessfully trying to get one in person at Big5(The phone lines were busy for the dealers as well), I was magically able to purchase one online without surrendering it first.  I'm glad I got one, but there has got to be a better way for WDFW to implement this.  Hopefully they will sharpen their pencils and head back to the drawing board. 

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2020, 02:07:40 PM »
After being on hold for 90 minutes and unsuccessfully trying to get one in person at Big5(The phone lines were busy for the dealers as well), I was magically able to purchase one online without surrendering it first.  I'm glad I got one, but there has got to be a better way for WDFW to implement this.  Hopefully they will sharpen their pencils and head back to the drawing board.

Same. I don't see why they couldn't have just released the sale online and voided any general season tag after a multi-season was bought. Its an automated system anyway right?

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2020, 02:25:44 PM »
Do you get a refund on the license/tag you turn in? $138 seems steep

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2020, 02:40:33 PM »
Do you get a refund on the license/tag you turn in? $138 seems steep
In addition to. 
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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2020, 02:49:09 PM »
I applied for the deer multi season tag. I didnít draw it. I didnít purchase my deer tag when I bought my license because I planned on buying a leftover multi season deer tag. I just bought one of the leftover multi season deer tags and it cost me $138.50. Not sure if I would have gotten a refund on my archery tag if I had already bought it and turned it in.

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2020, 02:50:20 PM »
I applied for the deer multi season tag. I didnít draw it. I didnít purchase my deer tag when I bought my license because I planned on buying a leftover multi season deer tag. I just bought one of the leftover multi season deer tags and it cost me $138.50. Not sure if I would have gotten a refund on my archery tag if I had already bought it and turned it in.
No refund on returned tags. You already paid for your license and tag before, just never selected a tag option.

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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2020, 04:21:08 PM »
Lucy 1

We pay for a deer license, the tags are free (I guess) except multi season. Our group applies for multi season and if we don't get drawn, we select a weapon choice for deer. Then we can apply for special hunts. If we don't draw a special permit then we surrender our tags and try to get a leftover multi season tag. I surrendered the MZ tags just after 8am. I was surprised to be on hold for just a few minutes. Picked up the multi season deer tags at Sportman's after work.
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Re: Leftover Multi-Season
« Reply #59 on: August 18, 2020, 04:44:56 PM »
Lucy 1

We pay for a deer license, the tags are free (I guess) except multi season. Our group applies for multi season and if we don't get drawn, we select a weapon choice for deer. Then we can apply for special hunts. If we don't draw a special permit then we surrender our tags and try to get a leftover multi season tag. I surrendered the MZ tags just after 8am. I was surprised to be on hold for just a few minutes. Picked up the multi season deer tags at Sportman's after work.
Ok I see how that works. When I buy the Deer Elk Bear Cougar combo it comes with the tags. I just have to select the weapon for deer and elk if I donít get a multi season tag.

 


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