SF85 will NOT include Special or Regular draw for residents. That would have to be done in separate legislation, which will never happen. This is only about preference points for elk, deer and antelope.
Last edited by wyghost_town; 01-22-2013 at 11:56 PM.
The Bill requires the dept to implement a PP draw for residents and non residents. From what I have seen the current plan is to mirror the nr draw.
Next year could be interesting.
Fink has it right. A truly random draw is the only fair system. Yes, there will always be some hard luck case who can't draw a tag in a unit with 100 tags and 101 applicants. It has to happen to somebody. But odds have a remarkable way of evening out over time. Keep applying and you will keep drawing tags.
Point systems really penalize new entrants, particularly kids who couldn't apply earlier. It also discourages adults from deciding to try hunting when they wish. Most of the people whining they can't draw a tag in the random draw either didn't apply, or only applied for the toughest tag in the state. With multiple choices for deer/elk/antelope, any thinking resident can draw a tag every year.
A select group of people think they are smart enough and diligent enough that they will game the system and eventually draw a great tag. The clear definition of special interest. A random draw doesn't promise anyone anything. And the few incredibly lucky people who drew a great tag a couple years in a row will see their string ended with a random draw. The fact is this is less common than the whiners among us would lead you to believe. Over a few years, random draws really do produce random results.
Those of you who support preference points, you may draw your "special" tag, but after that you will wait just as long if not longer to draw again as the number of points to draw climbs. The fairest way is totally random. Those of you who've lived in WY your whole life may have no idea how good you have it!