Last year when Covy said cow permits were taking 5+ points to draw and something needed done. The board said it wasn't true and everyone was happy with the current system so no changes needed.So… why is no one proposing to severely decreasing ALW tags and doing more archery and muzzleloader hunts? Changing season dates? Decreasing success will increase opportunity, yeah? Isn’t that what everyone is screaming for these days? Let’s do it now before antlerless point creep gets too far out of control!
I think it’s time to replace every member of the board with people who rely on general hunts for their annual hunting opportunities. Not private land owners and people who can buy their way in to hunts every fallLast year when Covy said cow permits were taking 5+ points to draw and something needed done. The board said it wasn't true and everyone was happy with the current system so no changes needed.
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Thank you for posting link, I was dieing to find out why my son and I did not draw our cow tags.
Success rates, previous draw odds… it all plays into it. Honestly I wish they wouldn’t publish draw odds. I think you’d have far less people jumping ship every year if they couldn’t reference how many different units they can draw with their points in the bank. My neighbor for example, has never applied for the same unit twice. He’ll put in for one unit one year, look at draw odds and jump to another if he feels like he has a better shot at that tag.Thank you for posting link, I was dieing to find out why my son and I did not draw our cow tags.
Almost 300% increase in top end point holder applications.
I’m scratching my head on not only the increase but why they jumped from their old areas….
ha! It was literally the opposite for me, didn’t draw a cow tag with 1 point, got my doe tag with 4.I drew a cow elk tag with 1 point and didn't draw doe deer with 4 points 🤷♂️
In a way, im happy it’s taking so long to draw a doe deer tag. That means they aren’t giving very many out. Which right now, is a good thingha! It was literally the opposite for me, didn’t draw a cow tag with 1 point, got my doe tag with 4.
that said, my son got his cow tag with zero points.
either way you shake it, 4+ points for a doe tag is insane
Private elk are private elk. Special tags won’t fix that. And public elk many times become private elk in the winter. Creating a great, exclusive cow hunt for the minority, who already qualify for private land tags.A valid reason for those private land cow tags has been to push “smart” elk that head to private at the first rifle report back onto public in order to increase success rates on public land. In theory, I don’t have a problem with it because public woods devoid of animals is not my kind of hunt…but improvements could be made.
I do like the ideas of pushing tags toward lower success weapons to increase the number of tags that can be allotted. Perhaps issuing more archery and muzz tags and fewer rifle tags on private lands, and not just public lands, would work?