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    Im way behind lol, I only have 2 points for elk. I would have 3 but I forgot to buy a point the first year I applied for deer and antelope.

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    I was looking at the drawing odds and saw that 2 people with 7 points(max points) put in for a General A tag in the special draw. That was a huge and expensive mistake. Those guys should have used Epic Outdoors, lol!

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    Should have just asked here, a GEN tag is still guaranteed as a 2nd choice in the special draw. And will be for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    Should have just asked here, a GEN tag is still guaranteed as a 2nd choice in the special draw. And will be for years to come.
    I screwed up a couple of years ago and did exactly that. Used my max points on a gen tag for a guided hunt and should have bought the special as second choice and saved my points. I listened to the outfitter instead of doing my own research......STUPID ME!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    I screwed up a couple of years ago and did exactly that. Used my max points on a gen tag for a guided hunt and should have bought the special as second choice and saved my points. I listened to the outfitter instead of doing my own research......STUPID ME!!!
    Not stupid Cowboy, Wyoming regs are damned confusing for residents...more so for non-residents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    Not stupid Cowboy, Wyoming regs are damned confusing for residents...more so for non-residents.
    ***Geez, IMHO Wyoming is about the easiest state until you get into the way they do the NR draws now that PPs are involved. Then it can get a little hairy if you don't go in and read exactly how they do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    Should have just asked here, a GEN tag is still guaranteed as a 2nd choice in the special draw. And will be for years to come.
    Huntin Fool is reportedly going to run a feature promoting the general season elk tags in Wyoming in January's issue. Apparently two of their consultants killed 350+ bulls this year on general tags. Once that article runs, it will very likely affect being able to draw the GEN tag as a second choice. I can't count how many times sleeper hunts have been crushed with applicants once the big magazines run a story on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    I screwed up a couple of years ago and did exactly that. Used my max points on a gen tag for a guided hunt and should have bought the special as second choice and saved my points. I listened to the outfitter instead of doing my own research......STUPID ME!!!
    Ouch CC that does hurt! Sorry about that.
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    I been going over drawing odds on CO and WY last few days and its amazing to see how many guys apply with 2 or 3 times the points needed to draw a unit. Saw 1 in CO someone with 8 or 9 points applied for a tag that took 1 point. Always do your own research! Im glad I started this thread. It has really helped me understand the draw and point creep alot better!

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    I hunt a unit in Colorado for bulls that was featured in a magazine as a sleeper unit about 6 years ago. The next year it went up a couple of points and took a while for it to come back to reality. With so many media options for huntyers these days it is hard to keep a good area secret. Publicity really crushed unit 49 here in Colorado.
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