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    MT Moose Point Choice? worst odds vs. best unit?

    What do you choose?

    Go with the worst odds from last year?

    or worst odds/best unit this year?


    I'm sure like many others out there, I don't want a MT moose tag this year, but if I get very lucky I'd prefer to have the best moose tag possible in my pocket vs. simply the worst odds tag...

    Now I just have to review my eastmans' MRS and see which unit that is.


    On a side note, I feel like it's bad for those hunters actually trying to draw either of those moose units... having the rest of us apply for those units hoping to not draw and just get another bonus point...

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    I play it straight up, better to get a unit you can hunt and have good quality even though the odds suck than to try and game the system so you don't draw. By doing that you are only hurting yourself as its very rare to draw regardless of how many points you have as a NR. In MT you can apply for 40 years and never come close to drawing as a NR.

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    that's not just MT that's virtually every state applying as a NR

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    All in all it probably doesn't matter as your odds of drawing are not good.
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    With the way they restructured the application process there this year, I'm throwing in the towel on MT. $70 non-refundable just to apply is too much. And with a squared point system, my odds would probably be 1 in 1,000 at best. I'd agree with 30Hart though. I know what it's like to not want to draw but the odds are already so ridiculously low that I think a guy should ALWAYS be trying to draw a tag and apply in a mid to lower level unit. Drawing the worst tag there is still probably really hard.

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    I'm folding too stuck in no mans land with the cost per point going up I'm saving my money.

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    I assume only more people will apply... less $$ to front... up front.

    What did it cost before? $5 to apply? $20 for points. convenience fee close to $60 I saw... I'm excited to not have to front $2200 etc... but more applications now I will assume...and yes more $$ to apply even if it is less up front although you would get more of that back? also I assume my "convenience fee" will go down...

    My initial guess is for the 3, sheep, moose, goat... it probably cost about $90 non-refundable, now it's gonna be $210 or so...?

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    I'm out too... Good luck Husky!

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    Yeah here is another guy thats jumping ship, 6 points for sheep and moose are a complete waist if the market gets flooded with thousands of new applicants. I never understood why people can't pay the front money but they'll pay the tag fee if drawn.
    TALL, WIDE and HANDSOME

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    I'm probably out too. I didn't mind fronting the $2,295 to apply for moose, goat, and sheep, since a guy gets back all but 45 bucks. Now the cost is just too much for the odds of drawing. I'm sad for my boys, who I was planning on getting them in the game when they turned 12. Add to that the ridiculous cost of the elk/deer license for NR's, and now Montana can kiss my a**.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

 

 

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