I hope I never get 17 points anywhere! I have enough trouble letting go of 4 or 5 of them. The exception may be Nevada and sheep/goats/moose in my home state but other then that I look for units I can hunt with 5 points or less. I think if I saved that many points in a state that far away I would put to much pressure on myself once I did draw the tag. Nevada is close enough I can get down there to scout so its the only state I apply for long shots in.
I wish that were not the case with me but most likely I will get to 17 for elk here in Oregon, most likey Utah and a handful of other states