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WY PP app change
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Contributors to this thread:
WapitiBob 04-Jan-19
Topgun 30-06 04-Jan-19
Trial153 04-Jan-19
IdyllwildArcher 04-Jan-19
nmwapiti 04-Jan-19
Mule Power 04-Jan-19
Topgun 30-06 04-Jan-19
Dikndirt 04-Jan-19
Trial153 04-Jan-19
JL 04-Jan-19
pirogue 04-Jan-19
Mossyhorn 05-Jan-19
sticksender 05-Jan-19
IdyllwildArcher 05-Jan-19
sticksender 05-Jan-19
ELKMAN 05-Jan-19
Lost Arra 05-Jan-19
WapitiBob 05-Jan-19
midwest 05-Jan-19
JK 05-Jan-19
midwest 05-Jan-19
Jeff Holchin 06-Jan-19
Mule Power 07-Jan-19
WapitiBob 07-Jan-19
From: WapitiBob
04-Jan-19
Starting this year, you will not have the option to add the point fee to your Elk/Deer/Antelope apps. If you want a point, you will need to buy it during the pp only period, July - October, provided you did not draw your 1st choice on a full price license.

Too many phone calls from confused non residents.......

Sheep/Moose points are still mandatory and that fee is required at time of application.

From: Topgun 30-06
04-Jan-19
That's great because a lot of people thought that paying for that point when they applied for their tag gave them that point for the draw that year when it isn't good until the following year. It's explained right in the booklet like a lot of other stuff that people still end up asking about out on various forums.

From: Trial153
04-Jan-19
don't forget the add. 2.5% CC fee added now. Like WY nonresident prices arent insane enough

04-Jan-19
This is a good thing. People will forget to buy points which will help with point creep.

From: nmwapiti
04-Jan-19
Thanks for the update Bob.

From: Mule Power
04-Jan-19
Ike haha let’s hope so man!

From: Topgun 30-06
04-Jan-19
From: Trial153 04-Jan-19 don't forget the add. 2.5% CC fee added now. Like WY nonresident prices aren't insane enough

Please quit complaining because NR fees are high in every state or do you only look at Wyoming?! FYI last year was the first time in ten years that any fees were raised so it's not they are going up every time you turn around even though it may seem like it!

From: Dikndirt
04-Jan-19
I am not complaining... well I guess I am, I was just told that I could not avoid convenience fee by submitting application fee in person with cash. When applying for several species and paying CC fees for the high dollar animals it can get rather expensive!

From: Trial153
04-Jan-19
I have applied in 8 or mores western states for the past 13 years. I have pretty good handle on the cost on WY vs any other state. If you applied across the board WY has the highest none refundable fees of any state, with Montana being a close second. Now with Co making some changes their sheep and moose draws they may close to the top as well.

From: JL
04-Jan-19
Yes WY is expensive for NR's....just like Montana and a few other states. As hunter numbers continue to decline....keep those high NR license costs in mind. IMO....that isn't helping the situation.

From: pirogue
04-Jan-19
I don’t know about this “As hunter numbers continue to decline”. I do know that my drawing a WY NR GEN tag is a lot harder than it used to be.

From: Mossyhorn
05-Jan-19
Pirogue, you can thank all the YouTube hero’s for a good part of that...

From: sticksender
05-Jan-19
Oh man....I'll bet this screws a few guys who may not be paying close attention. I just went through the entire app process for elk, and unless I missed it, there's no mention about PP's nor this new procedure at any step during the process.

05-Jan-19
Exactly Greg. This is one of the reasons I check Bowsite daily, so that I don't miss things like this. How much you wanna bet that this time next year, there's a few "wtf" posts as people realize they just slipped back by a year in the creep race? WY is gonna lose money because of this change, they just don't realize it yet.

From: sticksender
05-Jan-19
Even Huntin' Fool has missed it thus far. Nothing about the change in their January e-mag that was just published, which covers Wyoming & Arizona.

From: ELKMAN
05-Jan-19
Youtube hero's huh? Really? I would say there are plenty of "hero's" everywhere on the good ole interweb... (including here) Done more to damage hunting in the west than any other single factor. A thousand times worse than wolves.

From: Lost Arra
05-Jan-19
Thanks for the heads up on the pp change WapitiBob

Have you thought about having your own blog on western hunting applications?

From: WapitiBob
05-Jan-19
I get enough hate mail as it is.

From: midwest
05-Jan-19
LOL!

From: JK
05-Jan-19
Question for the experts.... If I draw a cow tag, can I still buy a pp in 2019?

From: midwest
05-Jan-19
If you draw any tag that is not first choice or a RP cow/calf tag, you retain your points and can purchase a point for the next year.

06-Jan-19
Thanks for the info - wasn't paying attention to that change.

From: Mule Power
07-Jan-19
Wapiti Bob what about the love letters? :-)

From: WapitiBob
07-Jan-19
yep, thanks

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