It is often interesting to look at the list after it comes out and see where you stand with the tag that you drew. I put in for a deer archery tag for my second choice and drew it. Looking at the left overs there are only 4 left. Also my 4th season cow elk tag as a second draw isn't a gimme anymore since there are no left overs for my area.
There is good and bad it all depends on the unit. A lot of the left over cow elk tags will depend on some snow to push them off of the private property and onto either the forest service or BLM. Also for what is left you should know the area that you are buying a tag for and not go into it blind.
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings? I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well. I'll aslo put into the journal the scouting trips that go along with the hunts of limited or once in a lifetime hunts.
I have found that if you buy a small notebook that fits into your shirt pocket and take it with you when you head out is the...