I dont think the PP fee is enough to change the odds either. I agree on your strategy CoHiCntry. I try not to get over 5 points anywhere.
Yes, by the time you have put in for liscenses in multiple states, the extra money is minimal. I agree with CoHiCntry in his approach. It is hard to believe that people really will wait for 20+ years on a tag. I feel like my chances of killing a trophy are a lot better if I can hunt more often in less well known units than if I hunt once in a lifetime in a "trophy" unit. Of course, I love hunting, so I could never be that patient. I also have never hunted in one of those "trophy" units, so I may be wrong about how easy they are to take a trophy out of.
Or something like that. lol
I don't ever want to see point banking return because it did nothing to alleviate point creep.
To combat point creep I would suggest offering about 3-4 tags in each OTC unit throughout the state that would be valid for the month of September for elk and November for deer. This wouldn't have a real impact on the population and I think it would have a huge impact on point creep because these would be high quality hunts.
With the new 5 year season structure coming up I heard from a pretty reliable source that the Dow is looking to perform a major overhaul the point system and they are going to propose a weighted system like they have for moose and sheep ( which I feel is worthless) or adopt a point system similar to what Nevada has, which I believe to be a pretty fair system. I would be surprised, based on what I was told, if the current system is continued.
Last edited by Colorado Cowboy; 02-11-2014 at 02:35 PM.
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What better point system than an actual true point system. It's not like people don't know where they stand with the amt of points they have going into a draw.