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Arizona Credit Card hits
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Contributors to this thread:
lineman21 02-Mar-18
otcWill 02-Mar-18
AZBUGLER 02-Mar-18
lineman21 02-Mar-18
Happy Jack Dano 02-Mar-18
rgb 02-Mar-18
7 Points 02-Mar-18
Mike-TN 02-Mar-18
Shrewski 02-Mar-18
StickFlicker 02-Mar-18
Garbo 02-Mar-18
abow4me 02-Mar-18
Charlie Rehor 02-Mar-18
StickFlicker 02-Mar-18
BOHNTR 02-Mar-18
StickFlicker 02-Mar-18
Heat 02-Mar-18
AZBUGLER 02-Mar-18
Heat 02-Mar-18
Trial153 02-Mar-18
DonVathome 02-Mar-18
abow4me 02-Mar-18
Bigdan 02-Mar-18
abow4me 02-Mar-18
Buffalo1 02-Mar-18
oregonbowhunter 02-Mar-18
Scoot 02-Mar-18
Bigdan 02-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher 02-Mar-18
StickFlicker 02-Mar-18
BULELK1 02-Mar-18
Tilzbow 02-Mar-18
Pat Lefemine 02-Mar-18
lineman21 02-Mar-18
Bowboy 02-Mar-18
Bowhunter 02-Mar-18
Mainer 02-Mar-18
Pat Lefemine 02-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher 02-Mar-18
abow4me 02-Mar-18
Bigdan 02-Mar-18
Pat Lefemine 02-Mar-18
Charlie Rehor 02-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher 02-Mar-18
NvaGvUp 02-Mar-18
BOHNTR 02-Mar-18
Bigdan 02-Mar-18
wapiti1 02-Mar-18
Norseman 02-Mar-18
7 Points 03-Mar-18
Coyote 65 03-Mar-18
Willieboat 03-Mar-18
HuntingAdict 04-Mar-18
trkyslr 04-Mar-18
Pat Lefemine 04-Mar-18
joehunter8301 04-Mar-18
AZBUGLER 04-Mar-18
StickFlicker 04-Mar-18
BOWUNTR 04-Mar-18
Chuckster 04-Mar-18
Native Okie 04-Mar-18
dmandoes 04-Mar-18
MeanMachine 04-Mar-18
JRABQ 04-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher 04-Mar-18
AZ8 04-Mar-18
Bowhunter 04-Mar-18
AZ8 04-Mar-18
midwest 05-Mar-18
elkstabber 05-Mar-18
pav 05-Mar-18
BULELK1 05-Mar-18
abow4me 05-Mar-18
Nesser 05-Mar-18
Bigdan 05-Mar-18
Norseman 05-Mar-18
Treeline 05-Mar-18
Scar Finga 05-Mar-18
BowmanMD 05-Mar-18
Native Okie 05-Mar-18
Mainer 05-Mar-18
Bigdan 05-Mar-18
otcWill 05-Mar-18
Turk 05-Mar-18
David A. 05-Mar-18
rgb 06-Mar-18
WapitiBob 06-Mar-18
BULELK1 06-Mar-18
bowhunter1 06-Mar-18
rgb 06-Mar-18
pirogue 06-Mar-18
WapitiBob 06-Mar-18
bowhunterjae 06-Mar-18
Junior 06-Mar-18
Bigdan 07-Mar-18
StickFlicker 07-Mar-18
Bigdan 07-Mar-18
JSW 07-Mar-18
StickFlicker 07-Mar-18
Bigdan 07-Mar-18
StickFlicker 07-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher 07-Mar-18
Bowhunter 08-Mar-18
Bowhunter 08-Mar-18
abow4me 08-Mar-18
DonVathome 08-Mar-18
DonVathome 08-Mar-18
midwest 08-Mar-18
abow4me 08-Mar-18
JSW 09-Mar-18
trkyslr 09-Mar-18
From: lineman21
02-Mar-18
Supposedly they are hitting cards this morning. Post here if you get one. I’ll be reporting back after I get that Unit 1 tag with 1 point.....yeah right!

From: otcWill
02-Mar-18
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't grinding my teeth right now :) Someday it'll happen. Until then I enjoy the suspense each March. Good luck guys!

From: AZBUGLER
02-Mar-18
They are! I just got hit for an antelope tag and two elk tags for the family! Good luck everybody!

From: lineman21
02-Mar-18
Nothing for me as expected.

02-Mar-18
Mine was just hit for a youth hunt. It's on....

From: rgb
02-Mar-18
Looks like my 2 sons and I are in for archery cow tags! The AZ website is not showing any detail yet, but they hit my card. Very excited, this was our first time to apply!

From: 7 Points
02-Mar-18
Unit 9 here I come!!!

From: Mike-TN
02-Mar-18
How quick do hits show up on a Cabelas visa? My lunch from yesterday as not hit yet! Mike

From: Shrewski
02-Mar-18
Mike, you have to call and ask if there are any pending charges.

From: StickFlicker
02-Mar-18
rgb,

Congratulations to all! Actual results won't show-up on the Game and Fish website for another week or so.

From: Garbo
02-Mar-18
Wow, finally after 20 years, 20 points. The draw seems earlier than most years, I was surprised to see the thread this morning.

From: abow4me
02-Mar-18
Wow! I just got hit!!! Looks like either 27 or 8 for us!

02-Mar-18
Which NR tag costs $550? Elk or Antelope?

From: StickFlicker
02-Mar-18
Antelope, congratulations! Although, I've heard it's not really possible to get one in Arizona with a bow.

From: BOHNTR
02-Mar-18
Holy crap, Charlie, I drew an archery antelope tag too.....what are the odds?

From: StickFlicker
02-Mar-18
Congratulations Roy! Did you apply for a unit near your new home, or elsewhere?

From: Heat
02-Mar-18
MikeTN,

Cabela's card hits don't show on the website when it is a pending charge. You won't see it until its no longer pending. You can also do a little math and figure it out. If your available balance is less than the difference between your credit limit and your balance you likely have a hit.

From: AZBUGLER
02-Mar-18
Congrats Charlie and Roy! I’m in good company. Let’s do this!!!

From: Heat
02-Mar-18
Congrats to all of you who have drawn and good luck to everyone else!

From: Trial153
02-Mar-18
swing and miss here.

From: DonVathome
02-Mar-18
abowforme if you draw 27 I hunted it pm me for info

From: abow4me
02-Mar-18
Thanks Don! I will definitely take u up on that offer.

From: Bigdan
02-Mar-18
Do any of you use a chase card that drew. mine takes 3 or 4 days for anything to show up on my charges

From: abow4me
02-Mar-18
Sorry, double post.

From: Buffalo1
02-Mar-18
I got a buddy who lives in AZ who texted me this AM. His CC had been hit for $90 (antelope). He's excited.

02-Mar-18
Bigdan I used a chase card and I had to call and ask the operator for any pending charges. Luckily enough had a $1300 pending charge from azgfd so elk tags for me and my son!!! Good Luck to you in the draw!

From: Scoot
02-Mar-18
No love for me from WY. No love for me from AZ. If I wanted to be treated like this I'd just go home!!! :)

Congrats to all who drew!

From: Bigdan
02-Mar-18
Thanks oregonbowhunter I do have a $1300 pending charge so it looks like I will be headed to Az in sept

02-Mar-18
Grats Bigdan

From: StickFlicker
02-Mar-18
Outstanding Dan!

From: BULELK1
02-Mar-18
Happy for all that drew!!

I drew last year ---------with 3 pnts. yadda-yadda...haha

I don't expect to draw this year with just 2 points....But like the NFL on any given Sunday or in any given Draw.....

Good luck, Robb

From: Tilzbow
02-Mar-18
I have online accounts set up and Credit Card Apps on my phone for all my cards with alerts set up with thresholds. As soon as a pending charge over a certain amount hits for any of my cards I get an alert and text showing the dollar amount and vendor making the charge. Makes life easier than constantly checking or calling for pending charges.

From: Pat Lefemine
02-Mar-18
Yeah! Look out AZ elk! Got a pending charge for $650!

From: lineman21
02-Mar-18
Good deal Pat! How many points did you have?

From: Bowboy
02-Mar-18
Good luck to all that drew!

From: Bowhunter
02-Mar-18
I got hit????

From: Mainer
02-Mar-18
I was hit. Had only 3 points for either an early rifle (haha) or muzzy tag

From: Pat Lefemine
02-Mar-18
I had 11 points and drew 5B south.

BigDan, let me know if you Want me to call for you.

02-Mar-18
Grats Pat!

From the people that are drawing and the units the've drawn thus far, it's looking like the point creep either slowed or retracted this year.

From: abow4me
02-Mar-18
We had 9pts and put in for 27 and 8.

From: Bigdan
02-Mar-18
I will pass on that Pat but if we fill up early I mite look you up I got your cell I will call you if we need a pack mule did you only put in for one pick

From: Pat Lefemine
02-Mar-18
Yes, just the one unit. If you change your mind let me know. Those Arizona elk have never heard a bugle with a Connecticut accent. They will want to kick my ass!

02-Mar-18
Idyll: I was thinking just the opposite. Myself and a few of the guys I’ve talked to above benefited from the random draw part.

02-Mar-18
There's been 3 elk tags I've seen that seem to have gone with less or the same points as last year. Pat drew 5BS with 11. If there was significant point creep, he wouldn't have drawn unless it was a random tag. I'm guessing not.

From: NvaGvUp
02-Mar-18
I'm not seeing a charge on my USAA Visa, but then my draw odds were less than 5%

From: BOHNTR
02-Mar-18
I drew NR antelope with only 8 points!

From: Bigdan
02-Mar-18
I have a Nr buddy that drew 23 north or 9 with 5 points

From: wapiti1
02-Mar-18
I put in with my hunting partner as a group. CC hit for $1300 non res. Won't know unit for sure for a week or two - But finally..... Our combined points are 26 - so 13 points to draw.

From: Norseman
02-Mar-18
Congrats Garth!!

From: 7 Points
03-Mar-18
Thanks Tom! Congrats everyone!! Pat, you will have a great hunt. That is an awesome unit. Charlie, you know where you drew antelope? Az is gonna be flooded with Bowsiters the year of 2018

From: Coyote 65
03-Mar-18
Someone in the family got an elk tag.

Terry

From: Willieboat
03-Mar-18
I really hadn't planned on the 650 dollar charge...but i guess i will take it :)

From: HuntingAdict
04-Mar-18
Pending charge of $1300 on my card so I'm assuming dad and I are going elk hunting....

From: trkyslr
04-Mar-18
Willieboat you too huh ;-)

From: Pat Lefemine
04-Mar-18
Did anyone not draw? I don’t remember seeing this many bowsite guys draw before!

04-Mar-18
Hey trkyslr. You owe me money dude!! :-)

From: AZBUGLER
04-Mar-18
Agreed, crazy number of Bowsiters drawn this year. That’s awesome! Congrats to all.

Trkyslyr, will you be in my neck of the woods again?

From: StickFlicker
04-Mar-18
Crazy number of non-residents seem to have drawn this year, but I don't know any resident friends that drew, including myself. And I thought I had enough points to be in the max pool. I usually have a fair number of friends that draw that are residents, but so far none this year.

From: BOWUNTR
04-Mar-18
Nothing here, I didn't expect to draw... disappointed for my kids. Good luck to those who drew. Ed F

From: Chuckster
04-Mar-18
We struck out this year. Had 14BP for antelope and didn't get drawn.

From: Native Okie
04-Mar-18
Pat, are you going outfitted in 5bs?

From: dmandoes
04-Mar-18
there is a problem with the draw. the resident/ nonresident % was entered incorrectly. dont count on getting tags. there will be a new draw. just kidding

From: MeanMachine
04-Mar-18
Nothing for me.

From: JRABQ
04-Mar-18
I struck out.

04-Mar-18
Pretty sure it takes them a few days to finish hitting all the cards. Do they work on weekends? I'm assuming their not done and the results aren't officially posted...

From: AZ8
04-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher: the credit card hits take very little time. 15 minutes tops. In previous years, later hits came from rejected card holders after the department called for another card. They no longer do that. Also, some of the later hits were pending charges that became actual charges a few days later. Thus fooling people into thinking they just got a hit.

This draw is over. It was over on Friday, about 8am Arizona time.

From: Bowhunter
04-Mar-18
How long after the hits are the results usually posted?

From: AZ8
04-Mar-18
No set time. Usually posted on the portal within 1-2 weeks after hits.

From: midwest
05-Mar-18
Nada....as expected.

From: elkstabber
05-Mar-18
Nothing for this guy, but wasn't expecting it either.

From: pav
05-Mar-18
Swing and a miss!

From: BULELK1
05-Mar-18
Shut The Front Door!!!!!

Oh my Hell--------->

2 points as I drew Early rifle last year with 3 pts!!

03/03/18 AZ GAME & FISH DEPT 602-942-3000 AZ $650.00

Finally posted on my Cabela's Black acct.

Good luck, Robb

From: abow4me
05-Mar-18
Congrats Robb!

From: Nesser
05-Mar-18
Robb your draw luck in Az is ridiculous

From: Bigdan
05-Mar-18
no more pending they charge on my Cc showed up today so now I know for sure

From: Norseman
05-Mar-18
Rugged!!!!??

From: Treeline
05-Mar-18
Congratulations, Robb!

Nada for me and the boy, but wasn't expecting to draw.

From: Scar Finga
05-Mar-18
zippo here, congrats Robb!

From: BowmanMD
05-Mar-18
AZ8, Way to burst my bubble. Here I was holding out hope that there might still be a chance. Ugh.

From: Native Okie
05-Mar-18
You gotta believe!

From: Mainer
05-Mar-18
Congratulations Robb. Drew something with only 3 points myself. Going to be a great year.

From: Bigdan
05-Mar-18
Anyone get hit today? I dug out my old maps today from one of my two picks that I have hunted before. But with my luck I'm sure it will be the unit I never hunted

From: otcWill
05-Mar-18
No dice here. Congrats to those who drew!

From: Turk
05-Mar-18
Robb, You're the man!

From: David A.
05-Mar-18
I'm worried because I had a one day insufficient balance before a deposit came in. Will they try again if that was the day my card was used? Or they just reject your application without retrying?

From: rgb
06-Mar-18
David, I think it depends on the timing....the instructions from AZ G&F were that your card must have sufficient funds or credit available to cover the cost as of 11:59PM on March 1. If your card can't process the charge your app is rejected without retrying.

From: WapitiBob
06-Mar-18
That's not what it says.

From: BULELK1
06-Mar-18
Thanks All--------->

I am humbled.....

Good luck, Robb

From: bowhunter1
06-Mar-18
I thought I had a chance this year with 14 points for unit 1 but nope the fat lady just eat. Tom

From: rgb
06-Mar-18
Regarding whether they will re-try your card if there is a problem, below is the fine print at the bottom of my online receipt from AZ G&F after submitting my elk application...I interpret that as you only get one chance for your app to be processed.

"Online applicants are encouraged to keep their credit card payment information current. If your payment is declined at the time of the draw, your application will not be drawn. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will no longer call customers to obtain payment on drawn applications where credit cards have failed. Deadline for updating your credit card or debit card information online is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Thursday, March 1, 2018. "

From: pirogue
06-Mar-18
Some of you guys are putting way too much confidence in Arizona's system. Last year my cc was hit for elk tag amount. When the portal was updated, it showed elk unsuccessful, and successful for a rifle pronghorn. I put in for bonus point only on pronghorn. Action from AGFD, no elk tag, no pronghorn tag, a refund and excuse that computer made error.

From: WapitiBob
06-Mar-18
There is no language stating funds need to be available on March 1, only "at the time of the draw", which was on March 2, and they back fill after that.

From: bowhunterjae
06-Mar-18
Good luck to all. We got hit for Early Archer Elk! Very happy!

From: Junior
06-Mar-18
Bull your a lucky sob!! Good on you!! Wish you luck@ What you kill last year?

From: Bigdan
07-Mar-18
I wish they would post what unit on my portal account checked 4 times already today

From: StickFlicker
07-Mar-18
Dan, relax. It will probably be next week before they do that.

From: Bigdan
07-Mar-18
Marvin when you have snow in your yard up to your ass with nothing else to do relax is not going to happen

From: JSW
07-Mar-18
I drew an Elk tag. I don't know which one, we put in all 3 choices and probably didn't have enough points to guarantee any of them. I'm amazed that year after year someone keeps giving me an elk tag. Friends call me Lucky.

From: StickFlicker
07-Mar-18
I can totally see where you're coming from, Dan. It's a chilly 74 degrees here in Phoenix too!!

From: Bigdan
07-Mar-18

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Marvin this is my yard

From: StickFlicker
07-Mar-18
What's all that white stuff all over everything?

07-Mar-18
Grats Jim!

From: Bowhunter
08-Mar-18
The suspense is killing me!! Post results please!!!

From: Bowhunter
08-Mar-18
Anybody know how long it takes to get from 80 percent to 100 percent done with the draw?

From: abow4me
08-Mar-18
I just checked my portal acct and it shows we drew our first choice hunt 3150 Unit 27 early archery. Wow, I can't believe it!

From: DonVathome
08-Mar-18
I hunted there a few years ago (27) awesome. pm me for info

From: DonVathome
08-Mar-18
I logged in no tags for me but I got WY!

From: midwest
08-Mar-18
Wow....congrats abow4me!

From: abow4me
08-Mar-18
Thanks to all and congrats to those that drew also. Now the fun part, research and anticipation!!!

From: JSW
09-Mar-18
I got unit 1 on the random draw. I can't believe it. It's going to be a great year.

From: trkyslr
09-Mar-18
:-)

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