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Critter, Thanks for the info.

Critter,

Thanks for the info. I was wondering if they sit on the money in a bank account and collect the interest for a few month till they cut you a check and mail you your refund

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Gambling

I have never bought a lottery ticket or set foot in a casino but these applications processes are almost as addicting.  I love pouring over the harvest data, draw odds, etc. during the winter months and then applying and waiting for the results.  I have always enjoyed statistics and hunting and this puts the two together - no comments on enjoying statistics please.  The worst part is that it does get expensive, but like I said I do not gamble, smoke, drink, etc. - a guy has to have a vice and this is mine.

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Iowan, These are about the

Iowan,

These are about the only statistics that  I can stand when it comes to harvest data, drawing odds, preference points. I would hate to actually keep track of how much money I spend on gear, licenses, tags, etc. It would be scary

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I love the whole planning process

The applications periods are like a big wish list, where you are fantasizing about where you can go hunting.  I get a big thrill out of it.

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Draws

exbiologist wrote:

The applications periods are like a big wish list, where you are fantasizing about where you can go hunting.  I get a big thrill out of it.

I agree I just wished that Arizona would get with the program and let us put in for deer in the spring time instead of summer.  I'm and others are still waiting on their results. 

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Thanks for the info on utah

Thanks for the info on utah and the Book Cliffs may have to try that next year.

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Utah

Now you die hard rifle elk hunters should concider Utah's elk rut hunt in september, they have some awsome dates. Thats were the spider bull ( the new record ) came from, the monroe unit. It was just a okay unit till that bull was harvested out of it, now everybody and there dog applies for it.

For trophy deer you have the Henrey mountains, Paunsaugunt, Dolores Triangle. The BookCliffs is a good unit and so is SanJuan/elk ridge

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The Monroe unit still has

The Monroe unit still has some great bulls on it.  I know because I have seen them.  For deer if you want the bigest and badest it is the Henry Mountains they are the best in the state hands down.  The Book Cliffs deer size is tapering off but you can still find 180-200 class bucks there but the Books are really coming into its own on the elk.  I know that there are 400+ point bulls on that unit. 

But if you put in for the draws be prepaired to wait or get lucky.  Utah's draw system is a bonus point system in that you may draw the first year you put in or you may have to wait 15 or more.  Do you feel lucky? 

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i would love to hunt utah

i would love to hunt utah some day as well as colorado

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