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    Unsuccessful for Wyoming Elk

    I was unsuccessful for Wyoming Draw results posted today, I'm not too disappointed sort of glad I have another hunt I was drawn for and it would have been hard doing 2 hunts in Sept. Hope you were successful.

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    Im about to have the same issue with applying for hunts that are close to the same time. Do you only apply for 1? Both and hope you only draw 1? Its a tough call. Congrats on your other tag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    Im about to have the same issue with applying for hunts that are close to the same time. Do you only apply for 1? Both and hope you only draw 1? Its a tough call. Congrats on your other tag!
    Difficult decision, I will have to change my normal application for Sheep and Goat (Oregon) this year to make sure they don't conflict with elk. With only something like 18 tags statewide for goat, I can't not try.
    The same is true for Sheep.

    I think I would try for something crazy difficult if you were able to avoid a conflicting draw. Maybe one of those hunts with 3-5% odds.

    Having said all that if adding a preference point for a deer or elk doesn't hurt you I'd consider buying the point and sitting out the draw if it is an option.

    Funding two once in a lifetime experiences would be a tall order but what a great problem to have...... It's only time and money right.
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    MM I have gone so many years not getting drawn I don't expect to get drawn, so I applied for San Carlos Rez before Wyo, there was only 5 tags then I applied for Wyo, then I went to the SCI and there was a Rez that was 1st come 1st serve so I purchased a Sept any elk tag there when I got back San Carlos posted results and I was the 1st one drawn, so I have 2 elk hunts in Sept one starts 1-15 and the other is 10-25, now I just need to get the time off. When it rains it pours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    Im about to have the same issue with applying for hunts that are close to the same time. Do you only apply for 1? Both and hope you only draw 1? Its a tough call. Congrats on your other tag!
    If you ever want to assess your risk of applying for two tags, take the draw odds for the two hunts and multiply them together and see if you can stomach it. Of course draw odds are historical, and there is no way to know for sure what will happen any given year.

    Here is a specific example I was working through, but since then I decided to go for a sure thing :

    Colorado elk: 25% draw odds

    Utah elk: 20% draw odds

    Odds to draw both tags = .25 x .20 = 0.05 = 5%

    Odds to draw one or the other is approximately 40-45%

    If I draw both, I can return the Utah but have to eat the tag price. I had to decide if a 5% risk was worth it to increase my chance to hunt this year.
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    My dilemma is between CO ML deer and NV antelope. Im definitely applying for CO but it may take me another point or 2 to draw. So if I play it safe I could be sitting out of NV antelope for the next 2 of 3 years which I really dont want to do but I also dont want to take a chance drawing both the same year because I could not hunt both the same year. Really I think my odds of drawing either are poor for this year but still it could happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by win264 View Post
    MM I have gone so many years not getting drawn I don't expect to get drawn, so I applied for San Carlos Rez before Wyo, there was only 5 tags then I applied for Wyo, then I went to the SCI and there was a Rez that was 1st come 1st serve so I purchased a Sept any elk tag there when I got back San Carlos posted results and I was the 1st one drawn, so I have 2 elk hunts in Sept one starts 1-15 and the other is 10-25, now I just need to get the time off. When it rains it pours.
    My god what terrible luck!!!!!
    You poor guy.
    Seriously you have some planning to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    My dilemma is between CO ML deer and NV antelope. Im definitely applying for CO but it may take me another point or 2 to draw. So if I play it safe I could be sitting out of NV antelope for the next 2 of 3 years which I really dont want to do but I also dont want to take a chance drawing both the same year because I could not hunt both the same year. Really I think my odds of drawing either are poor for this year but still it could happen.
    I'd still try..... by the way that avatar muley is a bruiser
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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonJim View Post
    My god what terrible luck!!!!!
    You poor guy.
    Seriously you have some planning to do.

    Umpqua: are you a math teacher ?..... I could use a mentor.
    College Algebra and my 50 year old brain are not getting along
    No just a ton of math and science getting my engineering degree. Unfortunately when my jr. high and high school kids bring stuff home I have to relearn it.
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    [QUOTE=OregonJim;78281]My god what terrible luck!!!!!
    You poor guy.
    Seriously you have some planning to do.

    Yea......Huh! Lol

 

 

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