This thread is piggybacking off of a previous thread posted about Colorado Moose Point Creep. I pulled the same data for Bighorn point holders by year from Colorado's website. After some confusion, and much needed guidance by Umpqua Hunter, I have posted the summary below.
The year column represents how many years in the system are needed to hold the corresponding points. The table also shows point holders with <3 points (ineligible for draw) and 3 pts or more (eligible to draw).
I find a few things interesting. The average growth of point holders grew at a rate of over 5% from 2003 to 2013. Only 2009 and 2010 posted a less point holders than the previous year. I'm not sure why, but the expertise in this forum may be able to help. There where 291 people apply for their first time in 2003. If you applied every year since, that group would have 7 weighted points. There are currently only 142 holders with 7 weighted points or about half of the original group.
Also interesting to note - total point holders with less than 3 pts has declined since 2008 and those with 3 pts and above have grown every year. Hope you guys find this interesting.
I'll post the same data for Mountain Goat if anybody is interested....