On your second choice, you can apply for a hunt you will draw and not lose your points if you draw your second choice. For that to work, you have to find hunts that have less first choice applicants than tags available. You can easily see that if you look at the hunt choice in the reg book where it shows number of tags, and number of applicants last year.
Then...even if you do draw your second choice, you still don't have to buy that tag, you can still buy a tag for the general hunts.
Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)
Timber I tried to send you a PM. But your mailbox is full.
I will and have been hunting Oregon this year.
One tag filled so far...
Just got home from NEO where I was scouting for my Mt Goat since I have a good feeling about that draw. Well, actually my wife was in an art show and I was along for the ride and looking at Mt Goats but should I draw it will be high on my list.
Archery elk for sure!
Deer I cant decide yet between archery or blacktail rifle season.
Fall bear will get a solid effort.
Extra deer tag for sure!
I love that pic Joe. I didn't put in for gaot this year. Good luck on the draw!
We put in for Silvies elk and Malheur river deer with 0 points. We could possibly get elk tags for 3 years running because my niece has a couple banked points to bring our average up and I have good Karma. I am hunting Idaho elk and Deer in November. I suckered my brother into going with me on another "do yourself in" hunt as Bitterroot calls it. If I don't draw OR controlled elk, I will likely do a OTC first season tag to get some tent time before we go to ID. I may have to actually hunt the blacktails around my house, but I refuse to hunt when it is raining or windy. What a go getter I am!!
I will be hunting some nice trout(and letting them go of course) in a number of places to help my brain find it's happy place.