- Dec 16, 2013
Un goddamn believable
Huh ???? Have another drinkThere were only a hand full of us not drawn this year. They should have just handed out the tags to everyone applying and eliminated the re-draw. I'm still pissed I applied, didn't draw and then found out they opened the alternate list to everyone - stupid. They had to refund all our money, run a re-draw - which they can't do correctly, look stupid again to the public, piss off more applicants who thought one thing and now its another, contact the successful applicants, re-collect money....again, this is again why the whole agency would be better in the hands of the private sector...a black eye on the governor who otherwise seems pretty bright - but clearly isn't.
I'd be interested in more thoughts on this. I've been babysitting the new system, talking with the FWP POC about many of the planned features and timeline.A friend on the elk combo list went from 225 to 180. I think he was on the cusp and now might be in the game.
It is unbelievable that in this day of technology an agency can have these struggles. If you look at the new system RFP that was sent out to vendors, worded in a way that could cut out some of the top vendors, I am not holding my breath that the new system with be much more than the what @MTGomer outlined about the eight year-old with an iPhone.
It is as frustrating as it is embarrassing. What was it two years ago, something like they sent a successful elk notice to everyone who applied for one of the premium elk units?
My comments are based mostly on there being well-proven vendors who have designed systems for many state agencies that are working well that, yet they did not participate in the MT RFP process because of how MT structured the process. There are technology companies who own proven systems and modify for the state in question, then license such to that state under a very wide-scope license agreement.I'd be interested in more thoughts on this. I've been babysitting the new system, talking with the FWP POC about many of the planned features and timeline.