I was going to tell that exact story, I am sure we are talking about the same guy. It's hammer time. That would be a tough one to swallow.I have a close friend who shall remain unnamed who applied for a LE bull elk hunt in AZ but accidentally used the anterless code for the same unit. He was initially excited to find out he drew a tag but his excitement quickly subsided when he realized his error. He contacted the AZ Fish and Game to see if he culd surrender tag and get his bonus points back but they declined. He ultimately filed an appeal with the AZ equivalent of the Wildlife Board which was also denied. They simply told him that he should have paid the additional fees and purchase "point guard." Lesson learned - always double-check your hunt codes before clicking submit.
At least he can turn the tag in and get his points back...I think. Or did they change that too? Been out of the big game loop the past couple years...I have a non- resident friend that was planning on hunting deer in the SW desert this year but accidentally dropped his 12 preference points on the West desert, West unit instead. Oops 😬