Even apps without points gets looked at in the bonus. Every single app gets looked at in the bonus pass.Where it gets convoluted is magazines/podcasts/etc saying an app isn't "in" or "looked at" for the bonus pass. Every app with at least 1 point is in the bonus pass and every app in that pass gets both choices looked at until they've gone thru every app.
Looking for the best quality hunt for a mature bull. Would rather use rifle to up the odds of success but looks like I am still waiting a few years unless I look to different unitsWhat type of a hunt are you looking for? I have experience with most units in AZ and can make some recommendations to you. If you have decided "this is the year" and you want a tag you have options if you can wait a few more years, those options will expand. i would personally NOT use that many bonus points for a 6A tag. are you settled on a late tag? Do you archery hunt? what type of terrain do you prefer? would you sacrifice quality for quantity or vice versa? The hunts where you can reasonably to expect to see a good number of mature bulls are out of reach for a while