Tough year…new normal!

Bullshot

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Special price skyrocketing
After deadline Cowboy State quota cuts
OTC sunset year
NR split reductions
CO Pref point policy changes inbound
23 winterkill long-term hangover
NW corner quota cuts
Ever present demand increases
What am I missing?
This is just ONE year!

Feel bad for any newbies. (Quit now, while you are ahead! lol!) Tell ya what though, I’ll be hunting something, somewhere, but still a total mystery. And I’ll be appreciating every minute, whatever it is!
 
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Special price skyrocketing
After deadline Cowboy State quota cuts
OTC sunset year
CO Pref point policy changes inbound
23 winterkill long-term hangover
NW corner quota cuts
Ever present demand increases
What am I missing?
This is just ONE year!

Feel bad for any newbies. (Quit now, while you are ahead! lol!) Tell ya what though, I’ll be hunting something, somewhere, but still a total mystery. And I’ll be appreciating every minute, whatever it is!
Just keep in mind in 20 years these will be the good Ole days.
 
Special price skyrocketing
After deadline Cowboy State quota cuts
OTC sunset year
NR split reductions
CO Pref point policy changes inbound
23 winterkill long-term hangover
NW corner quota cuts
Ever present demand increases
What am I missing?
This is just ONE year!

Feel bad for any newbies. (Quit now, while you are ahead! lol!) Tell ya what though, I’ll be hunting something, somewhere, but still a total mystery. And I’ll be appreciating every minute, whatever it is!
You pretty much just summed up everything stressing me out for this app season. Can’t wait till mid to end of May so I know what the hell im doing this fall.
 
So I committed to just accompanying my father this year, no tag for me. I also committed to some financial discipline.
I didn't apply for Utah points this year. In my point bracket, it is not going to be much of a difference at all when I apply in a year or two.

I'm also considering whether the $222 for a license and points in Nevada will be better spent to chip away at some debt. Now I could say a chukar hunt or weekend fishing trip will utilize the $150 license, and I keep my place in line. it's less than $20 bucks a month..

It's things like this I wrestle with...
 
It's things like this I wrestle with...
Most of us do!

I continue to bite the bullet in several states, as long as I am getting points and I believe I actually may draw in the long haul. I bailed on NV, its a state I guess I will never hunt. Same with ND. I don’t apply to OR or WA or CA ever, or MT or ID most years. If I ever draw AZ elk, I’ll probably subsequently quit applying there. You definitely have to pick and choose these days.
 
At least there doesn’t appear to be any increased outfitter welfare or auction tag expansion. Count our blessings?
 
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