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    I think 1% is pretty good odds compared to alot of places. I apply in my home state because it dont cost much and I apply in Nevada because I apply for deer/elk/antelope and trophy species dont cost alot more there either. Other then that I havent seen any place that I think is worth it to start building points (worth it to me anyways).

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    The sad thing is the odds get worse every year as more people buy into the points game.

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    Well this sucks haha. It's slightly depressing to think that my best odds are paying 14000+ for a dall hunt in Alaska might be the cheapest sheep hunt other than the Barbary here in NM.

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    Atleast the Alaska hunt if you pay the money you can actually go on it. Here you could put alot of money into alot of states and never draw. I have been thinking about looking into the Barbary sheep in NM!

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    I have max points in Wyoming for deer, and one for antelope and none for elk. Here in Colorado I have 13 for antelope and 5 for deer and 3 for elk. None anywhere else.

    The Wyoming deer situation is pretty bad as the unit I want is only a 5% draw with max points, I am probably going to use them on another unit soon. (at my age I can't just keep buying points for a hunt that might never happen) I'll keep buying antelope tags as my hunting buddy and I can draw what we want every couple of years.

    Colorado antelope is a different story. The Hybrid draw is used on the unit I really want to hunt (I'm 1 behind on pts). I drew it in 2012 with less than what was needed because of the Hybrid. Unfortunately I turned it in before season opened because I had to go to Calif on a family emergency...got all my points back! I can draw the deer and elk tag I want every 2 or 3 years here, so I'll keep getting points. Once I use up all my antelope point, won't buy any more.

    Colorado is in their planning process for the next 5 years right now and they are asking for public comments on the PP situation...looks like were are in for a big change, at least that's the rumor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Colorado is in their planning process for the next 5 years right now and they are asking for public comments on the PP situation...looks like were are in for a big change, at least that's the rumor.
    CC can you expand on what you are hearing. I have felt Colorado may be very close to making a significant change, especially since they set the next 5 year season structure this year. I am thinking very very seriously of burning my pile of Colorado elk points this year.
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    One other thing to look at are raffle hunts, I know it's a gamble, but the odds are related to how much money you spend, plus a hunt with a much longer season and extended area.

    I will use Oregon as an example(Oregon does not a have points sytem for sheep): In Oregon a non resident has to buy a non refundable liscense + app fee = totaL of $148.50 to apply for one of the very few draw hunts available to a non-res with draw odds in the the .9% to .3% range. Then IF you were lucky enough to draw then you have to buy the tag for $1300.50! You would have $1448.50 into your tag.

    In the raffle you can have better odds at that cost and hunt any unit in the state for 2 months. If you were to spend $1448 on raffle tickets you would have about a 5% chance of winning the raffle according to last years ticket sales. WANNA GAMBLE?

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    i agree timber. Raffles are a good way to get your name in the hat more times and some offer better odds then applying for a tag. I think I would rather spend the $148 on raffle tickets then the hunting license.

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    That raffle is interesting.

 

 

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