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Did You Put in for Utah?????

If you put in for the draw in Utah this year the credit cards are starting to be hit for charges for the tag if you drew. 

At first I figured that I should draw a muzzle loader deer tag in the Book Cliffs but the cut the tag numbers there again this year so that one may be up in the air.  I also put in for bison in the Henry Mountains and am so far away from the top in points that I'll be close to 90 by the time that I draw that tag even if I get lucky.  A friend drew a North Slope moose tag so that should be a fun hunt. 

 

Now I just need to wait it out on Utah's draw just like Colorado's. 

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I only bought points for

I only bought points for everything except antelope. But that's not likely for a couple more years unless I get really lucky.

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Mine has not been hit. Does

Mine has not been hit. Does that mean I am out of luck again? Or do I still have hope?

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It makes no rhyme or reason

It makes no rhyme or reason but your cc can be hit anytime from now until after you get your official email notification.  I think that they only have one person running the cards through and it takes time to get them all done.  That along with having to contact those whose cards were denied or debit cards that don't have enough money on them. 

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I've always hated systems

I've always hated systems like that. I want my money coming off my card when I apply like Colorado. Otherwise I forget I owe it, and spend the money. :(

 

 

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And if you talk to those in

And if you talk to those in Utah that use that system they love it and don't want to change. 

I much rather see the charges when the application is done, you will actually have fewer people putting in that way.  In my case I put in for 4 once in a lifetime tags and a limited entry tag for deer in Utah this year.  If I would of had to put up the cash it would of been more than $3,500.00.  As it was all I had to do is spend the application fee of $10.00 per appliation or $40.00.  If I would of had to come up with the tag fees I would of only put in for one OIL tag and the deer tag. 

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I don't understand? What if

I don't understand? What if you got the tags? You'd have to pay for them.

We're all different. I like to pay, and not worry about it. The worse that can happen is I get the money back. Not paying up front is too much like making a bill. I hate bills.

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You can only draw one OIL or

You can only draw one OIL or Le tag each year.  So if I drew my OIL bison tag that would take me out of the draw on all the rest except for a general deer tag, but it would give me bonus points for all the other tags that I put in for.  It is a different system that they use to try and give the most hunters a oppertunity to hunt the more desirable animals. 

 

Now years ago you could draw all the tags that you put in for.  I knew one hunter that drew three OIL tags in one year.  Bison, moose, and mountain goat all in Utah.  He was also headed to Africa and Alaska that same year to hunt.  When he was asked what he was going to do he said that he needed to buy another freezer.  He actually took 6 months off of his job at a US Steel plant and managed to bring home all the animals that he went after.  

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I need to win powerball. Then

I need to win powerball. Then I could hunt all over the world.

 

I always wanted to hunt the big five in Africa. Moose and grizz in Alaska. Just a dream now.

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Africa and Alaska are both

Africa and Alaska are both doable type of hunts it all just depends on what kind of priorities you have.  Alaska just takes money where Africa takes planning.  You are in the same kind of boat that I am for hunting trips, you don't have anyone to go with you just as a hunting partner.  Everyone that I talk to wants to go until I mention it in reallity and then they back out.  I found that out a couple of years ago when I went to Canada for my grizzly hunt.  But I have come to the conclusion that if I want to do it I am just going to do it, if someone wants to come along then that if fine if they don't then that is fine also.

 I have actually thought about contacting Arrowflipper to talk to him about his trip to Africa last year and then to start to plan a hunt that direction, it really isn't that expensive.  The worst thing about going to Africa is the planning and then all the shots that you need to survive there.

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Nope! I could never do it.

Nope! I could never do it. I'm trying to survive on a Social Security check. Hunting my unit is all I can handle, and at 71 i'm not going back to work.

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