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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2024, 03:52:12 PM »
There's no elk in the Blues

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2024, 03:36:19 PM »
How often have you drawn your second elk choice? I have 18 points

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2024, 05:26:45 PM »
There's no elk in the Blues
I think that’s actually becoming a reality >:(
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2024, 08:51:50 PM »
Took 12 points to get multi for me last year, had 28 points and put in for colock archery, have 29 this year.  You already know, but our odds are terrible.  Your choices will get you a heck of a hunt either way, but we both could be waiting for decades.
Average draw is 10 for colockum archery

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2024, 09:32:20 PM »
Took 12 points to get multi for me last year, had 28 points and put in for colock archery, have 29 this year.  You already know, but our odds are terrible.  Your choices will get you a heck of a hunt either way, but we both could be waiting for decades.
Average draw is 10 for colockum archery
The "average points to draw" listed in the game regs IS NOT an accurate depiction of real draw odds and should NEVER be viewed as any kind of expectation of drawing. WA is a bonus points state so any given year you could have a few guys with 1 or 2 points draw which brings the average points used to draw a tag way down.  All that number shows is the overall average points of all tag holders that drew. I've been asking wdfw for years to eliminate them from the regs to no avail. It gives applicants a false sense of hope.


How often have you drawn your second elk choice? I have 18 points
I've drawn 3 bull permits as a second choice. 2009, 2016, and 2018.
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2024, 09:43:12 PM »
20 points archery blues this year - figure I have 1 in 30 chance?

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WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2024, 10:01:22 PM »
20 points archery blues this year - figure I have 1 in 30 chance?
I think it is closer to 1 in 300. 

But a few odds published suggest close to your 1 in 30 estimate.


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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2024, 10:24:03 PM »
 Yakima Nation tag, and Colville Tribe tag. :rolleyes:
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2024, 10:26:37 PM »
Took 12 points to get multi for me last year, had 28 points and put in for colock archery, have 29 this year.  You already know, but our odds are terrible.  Your choices will get you a heck of a hunt either way, but we both could be waiting for decades.

screw that Id rather apply for units with FAR greater odds and still chase huge bulls and do it several times versus once. Rate Im at Id would draw 4-5 quality tags. I have drawn 3 in 18 years

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2024, 06:43:42 AM »
Took 12 points to get multi for me last year, had 28 points and put in for colock archery, have 29 this year.  You already know, but our odds are terrible.  Your choices will get you a heck of a hunt either way, but we both could be waiting for decades.

screw that Id rather apply for units with FAR greater odds and still chase huge bulls and do it several times versus once. Rate Im at Id would draw 4-5 quality tags. I have drawn 3 in 18 years
I would agree with you if I had more time to take off and explore, I really only know a few units for elk that hold BIG bulls.  I get to hunt over the counter for 3 point or better bulls if I keep applying for the west side, when I don't draw, it doesn't hurt as much.  I don't apply east side unless I have the multi tag, I know that is where the big bulls are, yeah there are some over here on the west but not the quality like the east.  If you wanna share some easy units to draw that have 350+ bulls in it, I'm all ears!!   :chuckle:
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2024, 07:24:00 AM »
Easy unit?  350+?  Better hurry, have not had much calf recruitment for years and the big boys are getting a little long in the tooth.  They do not live forever

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2024, 08:32:00 AM »
I know personally, once I draw my next quality elk permit, I’m done applying for “Quality” Elk hunts, just don’t think I’ll ever draw again for those hunts. The amount of points one has to just draw a multi season tag is getting out of control.  :dunno:

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2024, 08:51:08 AM »
 :yeah:

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2024, 09:25:19 AM »
You guys are nuts. Your telling me the chance to draw some of the best elk tags in North America isn't worth $13 to you?  People need to stop looking at a bonus system such as WA as some sort of investment where you are owed a return. You're buying a lotto ticket, a chance to win something spectacular.  Nothing more. I'm certainly not gonna complain about less competition for limited entry tags however so I fully support you all sticking to OTC :chuckle:
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2024, 09:36:30 AM »
I turned 56 this year
18 quality points deer and elk. I don’t hunt by the roads so I think I will have around 14 good years left to hunt the way I do.

That’s my thinking

 


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