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Preference Point Banking

I think I said earlier that preference point banking would be back for the 2010 season, but I can't find the post. Anyway, it is NOT coming back, sorry if I confused you or you were counting on it.

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Preference Point Banking

Idaho and New Mexico currently does not offer any point systems. Alaska is trying to put one together, so if anybody wants to start at the begining you might want to check in to it, their application deadline is 12-31-09 for the 2010 season.

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Preference Point Banking

Hey Ex, any educated guesses as to how the eliminating of statewide muzzle loader tags will affect the draws of areas that previously were already restricted?

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You're killing me Ex! Laugh Laugh

Darn it! I hadn't heard that before, and you got my hopes sky high! I was already scoping out units to go hunt deer in and still hang onto a couple of points! Oh well, I might have to burn what I have anyways, found some unmolested monster mulies that I am gonna aim my sights on!

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mushrat,
That's a really good question, another good question is which units will have tougher draw odds from the previous "statewide" units, and which ones will have even easier odds.

This is just speculation, but I would guess that the previously restricted units won't change much. I'm basing that on the assumption that guys who used to apply for statewide tags, weren't applying for the restricted units. Although, you might assume that those who were applying for restricted units might now apply for an ex-statewide unit in the hopes that there will be less crowding. However, the unlimited archery tags might dissuade them from that. So, yeah, probably not much change with those units.

However, depending on how tightly the DOW decides to manage these tags, some of the popular areas could get tough to get tags for. I'm going to assume that they will set
their tag quotas to try to match the current hunter numbers, but they may not. Even so, looking that units that were pushing 200 muzzy hunters or above, I'd say the following might get harder to draw for:

14
15
18
521
53
54
55
62
70
71
81

Units with under 50 hunters might get easier to draw. That might include these units:
3
11
21
30
31
411
471
59
82
211
861

And sorry HeavyC, I thought I had already misled you in an earlier post and was trying to correct. But hey, maybe you could try it? Just put in for a 1 point unit and see what happens. Evil!

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