While all these back doors are interesting they do me very little good as I always apply for multiple choices for every species. I know I could go ahead and call but have decided I don't want to do that for each and every one so I'm just going to wait and see how it all played out when it posts on the website.
I only applyed in one area this year. I won a hunt on norman ranch( arch. Antalope) last year with the Craig chamber of commerce it is good for two years so my fingers are crossed. If i don't get a tag this year it was sure fun dreaming about it.
It is always interesting to see if you drew or not. Now just what you drew is a good question at times. I know that on my elk tag that I drew a fourth season cow tag since I put in for a preference point for my first choice and then the cow tag. As far as the antelope I put in for a area that required 14 points last year and I have 17 so that should be a tag I hope. Now for deer I tried something new this year. A preference point for the first choice then a archery tag in unit 44 just for hopes, then a muzzleloader tag in 444 and if all else fails a archery tag in 444. This is the first year that I put in for 4 choices for deer so I'll see how it works out.
As far as knowing what I really drew, I have been waiting around 3 months now so a couple extra weeks isn't going to hurt.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...