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Offline vandeman17

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Montana 2023
« on: March 01, 2023, 02:15:25 PM »
Just got the email reminding me we can start applying for montana today. I plan to apply for deer and elk combo but am torn if I will buy a preference point or not. We took a chance last year and didn't buy one and got drawn so we have zero this year. Might just flip a coin and see what happens
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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2023, 02:29:39 PM »
If I remember correctly, last yearís odds were 100% for 3 and 2 points. 17% for 1 point. And 52% with 0. For the deer combo anyway. Roll the dice!

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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2023, 02:48:29 PM »
If I remember correctly, last yearís odds were 100% for 3 and 2 points. 17% for 1 point. And 52% with 0. For the deer combo anyway. Roll the dice!

Yes exactly. Just curious if it will follow the same trend for 2023
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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2023, 02:57:13 PM »
Hard to say. Roll the dice with zero pointsÖ could catch a good string and go 2-3 years in a row. Or catch a bad string and not draw for an extended time. Or buy the points and go every other year.

If I had to guess, chances of drawing will go down across the board, per the trend over the last few years. I donít see draw odds for anything getting any better for any tags.

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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2023, 03:00:23 PM »
Worst case I save a grand and just hunt at my cabin more  :chuckle:
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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2023, 03:00:47 PM »
First time since 2016 I wonít be applying for MT deer. $740 is officially too much. It is now a rich manís game. I did however apply for antelope in MT and WY. That total cost was cheaper than just MT deer. Itís a shame.

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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2023, 03:04:27 PM »
840$ with the preference point for deer only!  :bash:

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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2023, 03:08:58 PM »
Yep! Too much now.

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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2023, 03:11:05 PM »
Good grief, $1200 for deer/elk and just $700 for deer. Might have to start mowing yards all summer
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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2023, 03:32:54 PM »
General Combination Licenses
General Combination licenses are issued through a random computer drawing. The deer and elk licenses issued as part of a Combination license are valid throughout the state under the general hunting regulations.

Refer to the regulations for specific hunting district details.

Fees & Quotas:

General Big Game Combo (Deer & Elk): $1,208
Quota: 17,000

General Elk Combo: $1018
Quota: 17,000

General Deer Combo: $704
Quota: 4,600
 
That's roughly $40 million per year. I don't think they will be cutting tags anytime soon  :chuckle:
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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2023, 05:01:19 PM »
Sheesh, inflation in the paper they use must be quite high.  Wait, I use e-tags...

I just have to go twice now to cut the cost per trip in half.  Seems pretty reasonable if you justify it creatively.

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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2023, 05:48:04 PM »
 Anyone know if Montana averages points if a group has mixed amounts?
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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2023, 07:36:21 PM »
Hasnít the general deer tag been $700+ for about 8-10 years now.

I donít think the price went up


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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2023, 07:50:01 PM »
No, they were $624 in 2016 when I started going. Theyíve increased the past couple years.

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Re: Montana 2023
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2023, 07:57:44 PM »
Anyone know if Montana averages points if a group has mixed amounts?
They do average, and if the average is not a round number they round up I believe


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