Maine uses a weighted bonus points system where your points earn more chances in the draw the longer you have been "loyal" to the system. What throws it out of whack the most is the ability to purchase as many chances as you like regardless of how " loyal" you have been. Total money grab.I decided to book with a great outfitter in Newfoundland next year so this year was probably my last year applying in Maine. I do agree they should move to a bonus points squared type system to even the playing field a little more. I am no fan at all of preference point systems and don't apply in any state that has one. If it took me 31 years such as it did shadowtracker that is 3100 bucks as I buy myself and the wife a ten pack each year in Maine. That is why I booked newfie.
Yeah same thing with me drew cow permit from #18 on alternate list in 2010 blind luck I guess those Maine woods are a sight to see in October I swear.