I just found out my hunting partner(Fiance) is 3 months Pregnant. There is no way she will be making her Elk hunt in 2 months at 10,000ft. Does anyone know if I can have that tag transfered or will it just have to be chalked up for a loss this year? She also has a second season Mule deer Buck tag.
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Sun, 2011-08-21 19:25
Transfer of Elk tag
Sun, 2011-08-21 20:01#1
You can not transfur it but
You can not transfur it but you can turn it back in for medical reasons.
Sun, 2011-08-21 21:54#2
It doesn't have to be a
It doesn't have to be a medical reason if the season hasn't started yet. The DOW has a form for you to fill out. They'll send it to you if you call and ask for it. You can get a refund, or take a point.
Mon, 2011-08-22 06:43#3
Just wanted to add one thing, when you turn in your tag, you can either select a refund, or have your previous preference points restored. Since I'm assuming you had zero before the draw, turning the tag in for the point won't do any good. Just get the refund.
Mon, 2011-08-22 11:58#4
I don't understand that? It
I don't understand that? It will give a point for next year.
Mon, 2011-08-22 12:45#5
It just restores your previous points
What I mean by restoring your previous point total is this: if you had six points Prior to the draw, and then you drew your first choice tag, you would then have zero points and the tag. You can then return the tag and select the option of restoring your points back to 6 instead of the refund. You can't return the tag and get 7 points, which is what you would have had if you didn't draw the tag. If you drew a tag with a 2nd choice, you cannot return it and get another point. Also, if you drew a tag first choice, when you had 0 points, you cannot gain a point. If you return it, your point total before the draw was 0, so you'd still get 0 points.
This guy had no points going into the draw. I don't remember if he and his girlfriend drew 1st choice or not, but either way, he won't gain a point if he returns the tag. That's why I'd just ask for the money.
Mon, 2011-08-22 14:26#6
Ok, I don't mean to argue,
Ok, I don't mean to argue, but I just want to get this straight in my mind. I'll give you my personal example. I had no points when I applied for a deer tag this year. I got my first choice. Later I decided to turn it in. The reason isn't important to this conversation. They gave me the option to get a refund, or take a point for next year. I took the point. Kind of an expensive point doing it that way.
I like the way I did it on elk better. I took a point for the 1st pick, and got my 2nd pick. I got a point, and still get to hunt.
Mon, 2011-08-22 15:02#7
It wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong, but unless that was an error, I was pretty sure that it wasn't supposed to work that way. The regs say that it restores your points, not gives you a point for the current year.
But if you actually got the point after drawing with zero, then hey, more power to you.
Mon, 2011-08-22 15:34#8
The way I understand it. If
The way I understand it. If you don't take the refund. You get all your old points back, plus 1 point added to that. It makes sense to me. If you don't hunt. You shouldn't have to give up your points, and if you don't get a refund. You should get a point, because you paid for it.
Tue, 2011-08-23 06:09#9
I see what you're saying
But I'm quite certain you don't get the plus one. I'll be really surprised if you actually gained a point by doing this. Though the form shows that option, the wording says it "restores your previous point total". Have you checked to see if you got your point?