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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #30 on: February 29, 2024, 12:03:41 PM »
Ok, ok, ok…if I draw this year I will continue to put in for at least another 10 maybe 15 years tops before I can longer run the ridges. The way I am feeling after turning 50 it starts to hurt.  I guess a $200 investment over 15 years is cheap with little to no expectations.

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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2024, 12:21:24 PM »
I will prob still put in when I draw out, but, it won't run my hunting life.  I'll put in for whats available for the weapon and side of the mountains I'll be hunting OTC, just hunt and not let my choice hunts control me.  After waiting 29 years for quality and bull categories, I won't be around to wait that long again.  I know, i could have drawn the mud flow or some other small bull unit prob 5 or more times already, but those elk just aren't what I'm after.  It is a fun time of year though when it comes to decided what to do, my head spins a bit, too many choices.  Archery has to be the most fun and rewarding hunt, but it's tough.  Muzzy also fun, in the rut as well, but it also has it's troubles.  The best would be rifle rut, see elk, dead elk!  But you could be putting in for those few tags for 3 lifetimes.  I agree with what huntnfool said, I'd take the yakama tribal or collvile tag!! 
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2024, 12:45:00 PM »
Bonus points - agreed they are fairly worthless.  To improve odds, I would like them to limit the choice to one unit or consider everyone’s 1st choice before going to anyone seconds choice.

I will still be applying but WA elk is not my top choice any longer.  When it has to be I will deal with it again.


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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2024, 06:44:15 PM »
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:
This.  I’ve never drawn a quality elk tag but been on a few any bull hunts and they have been world class hunts/adventures. With how much money most individuals waste in a year $25 bucks for elk apps is stupid cheap for the return you can get on some of these hunts.  Long odds but someone has to win!
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2024, 06:56:45 PM »
I agree, the hunts are or can be world class.  The frustration comes from being a resident and drawing once or maybe twice in your life in a premium unit.  Some of these units used to be OTC, like the white river.  Grew up hunting that place.  I get peoples frustrations 100%. The system sucks
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Re: WA Only, if you had 1 or 2 Choices…
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2024, 07:00:32 AM »
If It wasnt for a couple of the eastside units id be hunting west side muzzy  ;)
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