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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    I can feel your pain. I put in numerous hours of research, found a great hunt, only to learn that one of the big magazines promoted the unit this year. With 21 points I appled and was not drawn for elk.
    Thats exactly what I mean. Thats a ton of Elk points and you still didnt draw. WOW!!! What always cracks me up too is the draw odds that are placed in some of the mags, they get your hopes up too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muleywannabe View Post
    Thats exactly what I mean. Thats a ton of Elk points and you still didnt draw. WOW!!! What always cracks me up too is the draw odds that are placed in some of the mags, they get your hopes up too much.
    When I started applying you could draw the best elk tag in the state with 7 points. I was like...cool, I can draw that tag 4 or 5 times in my lifetime....NOT. Now I look at it as a once in a lifetime tag, and I will wait out until I draw the tag I really want. There are other states however you can turn around a pretty good tag every 5-7 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    When I started applying you could draw the best elk tag in the state with 7 points. I was like...cool, I can draw that tag 4 or 5 times in my lifetime....NOT. Now I look at it as a once in a lifetime tag, and I will wait out until I draw the tag I really want. There are other states however you can turn around a pretty good tag every 5-7 years.
    The deer tags are getting just as bad if not worse. The sheep tags are most difficult as well, Archery is about the way to go with them.

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    I've never saved points. I want to hunt every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I've never saved points. I want to hunt every year.
    +1 I've finally come around....
    Every hunting season you miss is one you can not make up.

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    I have quite a few points in several states and would like to get them burnt!

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    then Start over (ha ha)

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    Im sure I will draw the point I applied for!! Just waiting for the refund on the money I loaned them for it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I've never saved points. I want to hunt every year.
    That's the way to do it. I've got 5 elk points now. But I just do OTC archery. This year was good for me got my first choice deer tag and 2nd choice antelope tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I've never saved points. I want to hunt every year.
    Thats easier to do with elk than it is deer and other species. I blew my points on deer last year and decided to only apply for a unit close to my house hoping to draw every year. Before last year I hadn't deer hunted in Colorado since 2009. I'd like to hunt every year too. Put that unit as my first choice this year and didn't draw... Now I have a point and no deer license. Maybe I can only expect to hunt deer every other year... at least in the unit I'm interested in?

 

 

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