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When will results be officially posted?

6/1
2 (0.5%)
6/2
0 (0%)
6/3
0 (0%)
6/4
0 (0%)
6/5
0 (0%)
6/6
0 (0%)
6/7
1 (0.2%)
6/8
4 (1%)
6/9
13 (3.2%)
6/10
6 (1.5%)
6/11
4 (1%)
6/12
15 (3.7%)
6/13
38 (9.3%)
6/14
86 (21%)
6/15
86 (21%)
6/16
64 (15.6%)
6/17
6 (1.5%)
6/18
5 (1.2%)
6/19
10 (2.4%)
6/20
18 (4.4%)
6/21
20 (4.9%)
6/22
3 (0.7%)
6/23
8 (2%)
6/24
2 (0.5%)
6/25
2 (0.5%)
6/26
1 (0.2%)
6/27
3 (0.7%)
6/28
1 (0.2%)
6/29
0 (0%)
6/30
12 (2.9%)

Total Members Voted: 410

Author Topic: 2023 special draw results!  (Read 70954 times)

Offline jstone

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #255 on: June 09, 2023, 03:47:18 PM »
What are the odds I get drawn for a big bull tag.
Same as draw tomorrow

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #256 on: June 09, 2023, 04:04:08 PM »
I totally get that our odds are the same whether draw results are posted at 5pm today or let's say July 3rd, but I'm getting the itch to start making late summer and fall plans. I was completely skunked last hunting season and I'm ready for some 2023 redemption

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #257 on: June 09, 2023, 04:13:50 PM »
Anti hunters running WDFW now, I'm guessing they keep our money and just give us all "Not Selected" :yike:
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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #258 on: June 09, 2023, 04:37:40 PM »
What are the odds I get drawn for a big bull tag.
Same as draw tomorrow

Not the point , lotta people make plans with life and work. Lots waiting in limbo to get on with planning their upcoming fall. Itís BS that the results are out in June! Some of these tags start in September! 0 reason why they canít make it at least a month sooner

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #259 on: June 09, 2023, 04:46:13 PM »
Just hung up with Shaniqua, she's guaranteeing results to be posted on 06.15.2023 at 2pm.

Enjoy your weekend. :tup:
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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #260 on: June 09, 2023, 05:54:53 PM »
Iím just going about my life not worried about the draw this year. If I pull a tag Iíll figure it out. If not Iíll just stick with my current plan. Hunt September, October, November and December all on the east side.
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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #261 on: June 09, 2023, 06:05:25 PM »
Iím just going about my life not worried about the draw this year. If I pull a tag Iíll figure it out. If not Iíll just stick with my current plan. Hunt September, October, November and December all on the east side.
Iím right there with you. Except add August to the list for bear season. And a deer tag in Montana and Idaho. Drawing a tag here would be nice but Iím not putting all my eggs in that basket

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #262 on: June 09, 2023, 06:08:04 PM »
Ce la vie

Would love to burn those 23 sheep & moose points
Before Im too old to do it
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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #263 on: June 09, 2023, 06:21:17 PM »
I'm so nervous about this that most of my hair and half of my teeth have fallen out.

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #264 on: June 09, 2023, 09:58:19 PM »
I spoke to the majority on the game commission. They said since itís a ďrecreationalĒ hunt itís offensive and have therefore cancelled all special draws.

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #265 on: June 09, 2023, 10:20:32 PM »
Sounds appropriate for this commission.
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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #266 on: June 09, 2023, 10:27:51 PM »
I'm so nervous about this that most of my hair and half of my teeth have fallen out.

Thatís funny right there, I donít care who you are  :chuckle:
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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #267 on: June 09, 2023, 10:48:56 PM »
I had picked yesterday...then I figured maybe today? I've really never commented on these threads much but I've been thinking about this topic for awhile. I've been applying consistently since the first year that the point system was enacted ('96 I think?). Now in my early 50's, I have to say that with my maturity comes a realization that I treat the WA draw more like doing my yearly taxes. It's a task that I'm not very excited about doing, but I know I still have to do it. I'm "already invested in it", BUT there's a SMALL chance that I MIGHT get something back from the government for my financial entry/tax (just like at the end of my tax return).  :dunno:

Long gone are the days when I'd check the website multiple times a day (10 years ago or more), talk or text with hunting partners, and daydream for weeks thinking "This is the year" that I'm going to get drawn for _Blank___. Instead, for the last 10 years or so, I've sensed a trend that there's a correlation between WDFW's management philosophy of trying to cater to special interest groups that are the minority in population but carry the majority of the Gov's Ear...This is strikingly similar to how the Fed operates in a macro way (increased spending, with limited accountability, shrinking opportunity, and a disconnect with constituents..all from my POV of course). I sure hope this isn't deemed "too political"..I apologize. It's just why I'm not as jacked up about the draw as I used to be  :(

Obviously,  I figured out years ago that it's a suckers bet...but I've blown WAY MORE $$ on dumber things! Here's what I've got for 27 years of Gamblin'.....My cousin and I got drawn for Selkirk Moose tags in '06 and I shot a good bull, he killed a little one (I don't know what he was thinking..I wasn't there for his). Just for that moose, it's all been worth it!! The same cousin and I were drawn partners in 2003 for Peaches Ridge Modern Rifle Bull tag. General Season (week before and general season). My cousin ended up killing a nice 6x6 and I ate my tag. I passed up bulls I should have killed, but I had a great hunt. We stopped putting in together eventually, and in 2019 I was finally drawn for the deer unit I'd been wanting for the majority of the years. Mission Rifle with max points. I hunted 17/20 days, and I was pretty bummed about the minimal amount of quality deer I saw. I never took the safety off during that time as I never saw a buck I wanted to shoot. I really put my time in, as I live in the unit, but the weather surely didn't cooperate either (no snow, lady bugs & butterflies flying @ 5000' on 11/15). The herd was definitely depleted though, as I was furnished with plenty of local knowledge and the mature bucks were missing plus the predator sign was evident. Never-the-less, the hunt was the most fun I've had hunting mule deer in WA (& the only time in my life besides a muzzleloader doe hunt as a kid)

Every year I snivel and whine like 99.8% of us "not-selected" ones, but I've got a moose. Alot of folks don't...I tell myself that. Also, the year after my Mission buck hunt I killed the biggest of my life during general season in the Douglas County wheat fields. So, you don't always have to get a "special permit" to get a Special critter..gettin' lucky can happen anywhere. Way off topic...sorry.

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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #268 on: June 10, 2023, 03:07:38 AM »
Snit, is completely right... I know its easy for me to say but I always tell my new buddies you cant win if you dont play. Same with the lottery (which i dont do often unless its big). But in Washington State your odds might be worse! kinda haha. My family has been very very very fortunate .... not that we draw awesome tags every year but when we do they unfortunately have an associated death or reason for it. Proper prayers maybe? My dad drew a moose tag the year before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.... the next year he drew a colockum bull tag in which he passed before being able to hunt.... the next year with 30 points i drew it... and was able to make a memory for him... the odds of that are astronomical. I hate the Washington system. I hunt other states... for the record I have 31 bull points and cant draw that.... but all said and done we are all here for the "lottery". it has got to the point that if you draw a great tag.... i would hope we as a group would help out... I know I would. Their are multiple people on here that have helped me... keep positive thoughts no matter what the draw consists of... if you get it ... reach out. I am all about helping others as I know others area on here. The hardest part is drawing the tag!!! Good luck!! and positive thoughts!
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Re: 2023 special draw results!
« Reply #269 on: June 10, 2023, 08:28:55 AM »
 :tup: Thanks FG.

I was going to mention the personal strife theory that can be associated with drawing a quality special permit that one sometimes loops into the equation, but I figured I had to cut-off my wandering diatribe somewhere. For many of us who have been diligent supporters of the system, finally "earning" or being "selected" means that we have paid a sort of "penance" to explain the unfathomable odds of WINNING a tag.

The year I was drawn for a WA Moose, my personal life had been turned upside down with a divorce, so at least something good happened that year. When we had the Peaches Ridge Bull tag our Grandfather passed (albeit a GREAT life at 95yo). In 2014, my Uncle passed so my other Cousin put in for ID Moose in 2015 (1st Time) and was drawn and killed a good bull. In 2015 my dad passed, so I put in for ID Moose in 2016 and was also drawn for the same unit (and killed a good bull too). Of course, these events are just circumstantial, but they make for good conversation and conjecture (like I'm doing now...rather than working on my irrigation this morning  :chuckle: )

 


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