Lucky Salem Man Draws 4 Tags
What amazing luck! Matt McColly was checking online to see what tags he drew, all four that he applied for came up. To say he was suprised is putting it mildly. "I just couldn't believe it," McColly said about checking the drawing results online. "It shows them all at once." With the preference points he and his father Dennis McColly had, the deer and elk tags were basically a sure thing, but the bighorn sheep tag and Rocky mountain goat tag were the icing on the cake. This has never happened in Oregon tag drawing history, the chances of this happening are 1 in 108,277. To draw a sheep tag is 1 in 148 chance and the goat tag is 1 in 732.
Matt and his father did not want to tell anyone until they had the card in the mail. When they went in to buy their tags Monday people were already talking about the lucky drawer of four. The counter person told Matt that he was going to make a lot of hunters mad. Dennis is very excited and will accompany Matt on the sheep and goat hunts in the Elkhorn Mountains. Matt doesn't want to do much, including having his picture taken, until after hunting season when he has been able to use his tags. From the Statesman Journal.