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Positive thinking on the draws
« on: May 24, 2023, 05:34:45 PM »
So as I finish up special draws for the family , I canít help but get to day dreaming about someone , anyone in the family drawing any tag seams anymore any tag is a huge deal . At least to our family it is . How does everyone else think about it ??? As we have lost a lot of tags in last ten years . Do you still get the excitement of the draw and wait or do u just not care?? I know our state is a mess I know that Iím asking if people still get pumped up for it all


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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2023, 05:49:45 PM »
I used to get crazy excited, then major depressed.  With sooo many points in quality elk, bull elk and not drawing in 27 years, I donít expect anything anymore, not quite as depressing. Have a multi season elk in my pocket this year, so either way, Iím hunting bulls. Good luck all, youíre gonna need it.
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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 06:20:24 PM »
When I submitted I must admit, I wasn't feeling very optimistic. However, now that we are at the deadline I can't help but day dream a bit too! I have drawn a few tags over the years in archery and ML categories which is why I wasn't feeling optimistic. I ghosted buck/bull categories and have low points in quality for now. The only apps I have good point totals in are OIL and 2nd deer. Still gonna dream a bit til mid June!
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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2023, 06:25:03 PM »
Dude I'm super pumped.
One word" SELECTED" .
I know I'm a loser already,but I'm still all in.
Suspense is killing me.
I'm afraid to even log in and double check what a put in for.
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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2023, 06:28:02 PM »
Excited for my son's youth opportunities. Has only 4 pts but some good units to apply for and better than my odds.  I always get excited with my 24 quality deer, and have been lucky with 2 quality elk tags.  There is no question this state is garbage but there is still always that chance.

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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2023, 06:28:22 PM »
I used to get crazy excited, then major depressed.  With sooo many points in quality elk, bull elk and not drawing in 27 years, I donít expect anything anymore, not quite as depressing. Have a multi season elk in my pocket this year, so either way, Iím hunting bulls. Good luck all, youíre gonna need it.


I think multi elk it one of the best opportunities we have that possible !

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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2023, 06:43:47 PM »
The odds of Taylor Swift writing a song about me are about as good as my odds of drawing anything desirable in this state, esp. seeing you dudes with 10x as many points not having drawn.  :chuckle: I just started hunting a couple of years ago so have minimal points. I'll probably buy a few more raffle tickets after seeing "not selected" to keep hope alive a little longer. You never know, someone's going to get lucky and it just might be me.

It's hard to get very excited about the draw, but I'm really excited for bear season. I'm already selected for that.  ;)

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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2023, 06:49:13 PM »
Ya, the odds aren't stellar to pull a good permit.  But..... there's always a chance  :tup:
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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2023, 06:58:19 PM »
I had a bud a couple years ago pull back to back quality deer
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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2023, 08:02:50 PM »
Should I resubmitt all my apps at midnight or what. :dunno:
Last in ,is first to draw right :chuckle: :dunno: :chuckle: :dunno:

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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2023, 08:05:51 PM »
Looking at the numbers it's hard to get excited. They still got a bunch of app$$ from me though.
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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2023, 08:32:24 PM »
Should I resubmitt all my apps at midnight or what. :dunno:
Last in ,is first to draw right :chuckle: :dunno: :chuckle: :dunno:

You guys should all do it with me!
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Donít do that we do wait an awful long time for results and we know they always have a long call back list

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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2023, 08:42:04 PM »
I used to get really excited and daydream about the possibilities. Not so much the last few years. This year I have renewed enthusiasm but itís for my kiddo. This is the first year she will be hunting. She has tagged along for the last few years but this season will be the real deal.

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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2023, 09:02:29 PM »
I have a record low number of applications submitted this year. Only 5 for myself, and 2 for my 17 year old daughter. I did have only 4 applications but last minute I bought and submitted one in the antlerless elk category. I feel like my odds of drawing a moose permit is as good as anything else. 27 points should help a little. Might bring my odds up to 1 in 50? Who knows. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Positive thinking on the draws
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2023, 09:03:46 PM »
Having drawn a couple awesome tags I still fill like itís hopeless.

But who knowsÖ 1 oil in my family in the last 17 yearsÖ it would be cool to see another one drawn.
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