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    Repeat..............The 8 point elk tag you...

    Repeat..............The 8 point elk tag you mention will fall prey to full point/year creep once the 6 point "multi-species point saver" crowd hits that level. There's a huge jump in applicants in...
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    This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine...

    This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine in Utah. He saved for 10+ years for an archery tag then DP moved up all the archery hunts out of the rut to accommodate the auction tag buyers who...
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    That 8 point elk tag you mention will fall prey...

    That 8 point elk tag you mention will fall prey to full point/year creep once the 6 point "multi-species point saver" crowd hits that level. There's a huge jump in applicants in that pool, the vast...
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    ^^^ This. If I were getting in on the ground...

    ^^^
    This.

    If I were getting in on the ground floor, no way I do Utah. They sold out the nonresidents years ago, finalized by raping 150 or so primo tags for the Salt Palace Expo. Draw odds went...
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    Bad idea not to get your ears wet on a few...

    Bad idea not to get your ears wet on a few OTC/low demand elk hunts before cashing so many points on a quality tag. I guess rifle won't be as bad. I primarily DIY archery hunt and it took me 4 or 5...
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    Best? Really? Why should outfitters get any...

    Best? Really? Why should outfitters get any welfare at all? Much less a whopping 10%, which I believe is the highest percentage of welfare tags in the US? I ran my own business for 20 years and...
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    I hunted the Kenedy Ranch with my father-in-law...

    I hunted the Kenedy Ranch with my father-in-law back in the early 90's. We hunted nilgai as well as deer, turkey, hogs & quail. There was nothing banning native game hunting then. Wonder why on...
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    Point systems may have meant well initially, but...

    Point systems may have meant well initially, but time has proven all of them to be prime targets for unethical bait-n-switch politics, fueled by various special interest groups. All about greed and...
  9. This is a really bad philosophy perpetuated by...

    This is a really bad philosophy perpetuated by Don Peay and other charlatans who bank on stupid money financing their Ponzi schemes. It's just like anything else. There are some decent lotteries...
  10. Those are both good hunt dates depending on the...

    Those are both good hunt dates depending on the weather. I've hunted units 49, 52 & 45 many times. Sept. 10th is fairly dependable in the high country I prefer. They usually fire up around then. ...
  11. I am still doing everything I can to be active. ...

    I am still doing everything I can to be active. I ride my bike almost daily in the summer. I even play ice hockey in a no check old man's league where most of the guys are in their 30's. I am the...
  12. Yes, which would eliminate Wyoming.

    Yes, which would eliminate Wyoming.
  13. I've stayed fit, running 20 miles/week my entire...

    I've stayed fit, running 20 miles/week my entire life. But it didn't matter, my body is now falling apart at 55. Take your pick.......Atrial flutter in heart, pinched nerve in neck disabling right...
  14. Thread: Arizona Draw

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    Applications submitted. Got fingers crossed we...

    Applications submitted. Got fingers crossed we get our elk points burned before the 2016 changes. That will destroy our odds.
  15. I've been applying in ten states going on 20...

    I've been applying in ten states going on 20 years now. I make all my decisions are based on math. The math told me to get out of the WY game when they jacked fees. Very easy decision. Dumped 8...
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    God I hate what Utah & the band of wealth...

    God I hate what Utah & the band of wealth managers did to the archers. Those dates totally suck.
  17. "WY uses preference points for sheep, if there is...

    "WY uses preference points for sheep, if there is no change, 150 years to draw may be low... Points in WY for sheep are $100 a year."

    I bailed on WY sheep when they went to $100. But you can...
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    Yup, at least we had plenty of warning on this. ...

    Yup, at least we had plenty of warning on this. I also dumped all my sheep points when they hiked fees, and also burned my moose points in 2011 to get out of that game. I am up to 20 points in...
  19. Thread: Who else is...

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    Glory be. After one year and three months, the...

    Glory be. After one year and three months, the hell that was my plantar facitiis finally went away. I had to stop all running during that time, after 38 consecutive years running 20 miles/week...
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    I started playing the points game 20 years ago in...

    I started playing the points game 20 years ago in many states. The only thing that bugs me about it is it's a microcosm of our politics/tax systems. The politicians are constantly attacking us...
  21. Thread: 9 Mule Deer points

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    Yup this is what I intend to do with my max...

    Yup this is what I intend to do with my max points. Heck I got a couple buddies with zero, even that should work.
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    Huntin Fool or Eastman's Journal.

    Huntin Fool or Eastman's Journal.
  23. Thread: Wyo Apps Open

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    This year will take some careful thought. After...

    This year will take some careful thought. After applying all over for 20 years I have piles of points everywhere. I should draw the UT Pauns bow deer tag with 18. Also a 50/50 chance at AZ 1 bow...
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    Took this 8 point early, October 3rd. ...

    Took this 8 point early, October 3rd. Taxidermist finished already, January 2nd. Took me 20+ years but finally got a bona fide trophy whitetail.

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  25. Thread: Hello from the UP

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    Where in the UP? I inspect post offices up there...

    Where in the UP? I inspect post offices up there for building repairs. Know most the towns.
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