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    Understanding draw odds

    I would not mind the change as long as us high point holders are allowed to burn our current points first. How novel would it be to for a state to make simple point systems and stick to them? ...
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    Credit Cards Charged for AZ Draw Soon

    It would be very nice if this was really enforced through Dec. 31 as it specifies. That may at least force AZG&F to delay the bait-n-switch to 2017, giving us one more chance to burn points. I...
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    Reminds me of my ex, the feds & the state in my...

    Reminds me of my ex, the feds & the state in my divorce. Do something like this in private industry and you'd go to jail. But states just whip out some piece of paper that says it's OK, and make...
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    Failed to draw unit 1 archery with 13. Those 13...

    Failed to draw unit 1 archery with 13. Those 13 will be grossly devalued by the 50/50 change. If I ever burn these so help me I'm done and will just put in for 6 thereafter.
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    Ya pretty much everything will change in the next...

    Ya pretty much everything will change in the next year or so. I wouldn't waste your time trying to figure things out now. On top of all this, the points required for hunts this year is turned...
  6. Thread: NCAA Tournament!

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    Great if Purdue gets by Cincinnati they get...

    Great if Purdue gets by Cincinnati they get Kentucky.
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    Well this is sort of good news. So I MIGHT know...

    Well this is sort of good news. So I MIGHT know if I drew AZ before the New Mexico deadline of March 18th. Sort of sucks because the only way I was going to apply in NM is if I knew for sure that I...
  8. Thread: NCAA Tournament!

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    I am happy my alma mater Purdue is on track to...

    I am happy my alma mater Purdue is on track to get in. Might even make some noise next year with their age group. Couple 7 footers tend to make a difference in the tourney.

    Boiler Up.
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    I got 50/50 chances for premium deer & elk tags...

    I got 50/50 chances for premium deer & elk tags in AZ, UT & OR so I'm afraid I have to point save everything in CO except sheep. The reason being since I waited so many years for these three I feel...
  10. Thread: Utah apps in!

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    Returned from 4 weeks in China to get my app...

    Returned from 4 weeks in China to get my app submitted just in time 3/4. The gov't had the UDOW website filtered out when I was there. No access.

    I will draw the one and only NR Pauns archery...
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    I seen some big ones in that type terrain two...

    I seen some big ones in that type terrain two years ago. Whole different strategy. Seemed like some long shots needed.
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    Get a good night sleep. Then get up, get...

    Get a good night sleep.

    Then get up, get yourself a pot of coffee, lean your chair back.

    Then go to MonsterMuleys.com and do a search for SFW and/or Don Peay.

    If you have 8 hours available...
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    I finally applied last night as well. With 18...

    I finally applied last night as well. With 18 points I dam well better draw too. Would have years ago had my hunt not been pilfered by The Don. He should go get a real job if not already retired...
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    This I can agree with. If you are happy making...

    This I can agree with. If you are happy making donations for wildlife, and don't expect to draw anything, Utah is a good place for newbies to start applying from ground zero. But you may first want...
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    Ya and they love to trap us long investors buying...

    Ya and they love to trap us long investors buying in at one price then cheapening the points they sold us. Try that in private industry and get thrown in jail for fraud. I apply on ten states and...
  16. Thread: Getting Old.....

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    55 Here and wheels started falling off last year...

    55 Here and wheels started falling off last year for me too. Ran 20 miles/week my whole life but then had ablation for heart flutter, pinched nerve crippling tight arm, and worse yet plantar...
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    I can't burn mine now anyway due to hunts I know...

    I can't burn mine now anyway due to hunts I know I will draw the next 3 years in AZ, UT & OR due to my point levels..........if the legislators don't screw me first. For CO I'm also waiting for them...
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    Wow you have spent a LOT of time analyzing that...

    Wow you have spent a LOT of time analyzing that from what I have gathered isn't much more than the difference between a mediocre elk hunt and a slightly better mediocre elk hunt. Judging by all the...
  19. Thread: Who else is...

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    18 Months of life altering severe plantar...

    18 Months of life altering severe plantar faciitis finally ended for me. Pinched nerve disabling right arm & heart surgery did not help things, but the foot was horrendous. I can actually run...
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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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