Arizona has a draw system for all big game. I have been a lucky hunter the last couple of years and have done really well on getting drawn or having my boys get drawn for a tag.
But what I would like to see AZ do, is if a hunter gets drawn for a big game permit. The they should become in-eligible for atleast 1 year. They should still have to buy a bonus point the following year, but for someone to have the chance to be drawn every year when you have some un-lucky hunters out there not getting drawn for 10+ years, just doesn't seem right. I think AZ Game and Fish Department does a good job for the most part, but I dont like this change.
AZ in the last few years increased number of tags to allow more hunters in the field, but we havent had an increase in animals, to my knowledge. A survey that us hunters took, basically said they wanted to hunt more often, so this was AZ's answer. The quality of the hunts are going away. I have seen an increase in tags in some units that have almost doubled what they were 3 years ago. Places are crowded and animals end up bouncing off the walls opening weekend because of all the hunters, in a couple of the units it almost feels un-safe. I have heard alot of others that belive the same.
What is everyone else's opinion?