Last edited by Umpqua Hunter; 04-01-2014 at 10:04 AM.
You have most certainly thought of it but one thing I have done often is to lessen my expectations and draw a mid tier unit with good top end potential. I turn 50 this year and am seriously taking into account that I have 20 good hunting years left, at most. if I am "all in" chasing a tag, I tend to look at the years I have ahead of me to draw and adjust my expectations to do the best job I can to insure success in the draw.
For example there's one tag I am chasing, the vast majority of top point applicants are chasing the stars, if I do I'll I have about a 1-3% chance to draw in my lifetime. By lowering my expectations just a bit I should have about a 20% chance to draw.
GranbyGuy I have max points, got my voodo dolls out with all the candles and beads. Please rub my head, punch me in the face or some other good luck remedy!!!! I have been out drawn with a guy who had 1 weighted. Shot a nice bull with his recurve. Maybe just go up to Ak to my buddies. I put in for 7,8,191 as I always do.
The flip side is you wouldn't want to look back in 20 years and realize you likely would have gone moose hunting if you'd played to win.
At 40 you will probably draw the tag you want, just so they don't mess with the draw system.
Stop the press. I went back to look at the difference between regular and weighted point holders. I've got a problem, the data shows the exact same amount of point holders for both regular and weighted every year. See below. Example 2013 - 1500 and 1500? I double checked the data and it is correct according to Colorado's website (http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Statistics.aspx). I will try calling the Department of Parks and Wildlife for help. There is no way that the numbers can be the same every year. I'll let you guy know what if find.
I'll post the Bighorn data when I figure out what the deal is.
"Elk don't know how many feet a horse has!"
Im 36 and I only have a few moose points in CO. Hopefully will be able to draw one before I die...lol