Mathews Inc.
Montana Draw
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
jwoods 14-Apr-22
Pop-r 14-Apr-22
jwoods 14-Apr-22
Pop-r 14-Apr-22
Orion 14-Apr-22
jwoods 14-Apr-22
midwest 14-Apr-22
nmwapiti 14-Apr-22
Scrappy 14-Apr-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 14-Apr-22
Scrappy 14-Apr-22
pav 14-Apr-22
Pop-r 14-Apr-22
Smtn10PT 14-Apr-22
jdan 14-Apr-22
jdan 14-Apr-22
APauls 14-Apr-22
nmwapiti 14-Apr-22
Vonfoust 14-Apr-22
Scrappy 14-Apr-22
bigswivle 14-Apr-22
Monarchcx 15-Apr-22
hdaman 15-Apr-22
Tom 15-Apr-22
Recurve Man 15-Apr-22
Scrappy 15-Apr-22
Inshart 15-Apr-22
LKH 15-Apr-22
ohiohunter 15-Apr-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 15-Apr-22
Scrappy 15-Apr-22
hoyt-6190 15-Apr-22
Scoot 15-Apr-22
cmbbulldog 15-Apr-22
Pop-r 15-Apr-22
Scrappy 15-Apr-22
Pop-r 15-Apr-22
sticksender 15-Apr-22
RK 15-Apr-22
HUNT MAN 15-Apr-22
TexasBuck 15-Apr-22
Scrappy 16-Apr-22
Pop-r 16-Apr-22
Pop-r 16-Apr-22
badlander 16-Apr-22
Coondog 17-Apr-22
TexasBuck 17-Apr-22
Smtn10PT 18-Apr-22
NorCalVineyards 19-Apr-22
Pop-r 19-Apr-22
nmwapiti 19-Apr-22
T-rex 20-Apr-22
TexasBuck 20-Apr-22
Smtn10PT 21-Apr-22
From: jwoods
14-Apr-22
Draw results are starting to filter out..........How'd everyone do?

From: Pop-r
14-Apr-22
I didn't see your post and made another. They just told me (9:53mt) that it was currently in the process and maybe results by this afternoon.

From: jwoods
14-Apr-22
If you use this link, you can see the results a little earlier. The main page still shows me as pending, but using the link provides results. https://myfwp.mt.gov/fwpExtPortal/searchHunters_input.action

So far, I'm successful for the general tag, but the LE permit is still pending.

From: Pop-r
14-Apr-22
Thanks! It changed showing me a notice it was in the process instead of pending a little bit ago. I'll check out your link.

From: Orion
14-Apr-22
well dang if jwoods link is right looks like my son and I were unsuccessful on a general deer license

From: jwoods
14-Apr-22
Now showing us successful for license and permit. Breaks, here we come!

From: midwest
14-Apr-22
Good luck to those who drew!

From: nmwapiti
14-Apr-22
Still showing in process for me.

From: Scrappy
14-Apr-22
Successful for elk combo with 2 pp.

Now looking for advice from those that have had two bull tags in two different states. How did you manage your time mostly.

14-Apr-22
Scrappy sounds like a good problem to have!

From: Scrappy
14-Apr-22
Oh ya I forgot to add I'm not looking for your honey hole but just a good spot to get into a bunch of bulging bulls.

From: pav
14-Apr-22
Elk Permit - Not successful (two years in a row with good odds, bummer)

Big Game Combo - Successful....I'll take it!

From: Pop-r
14-Apr-22
Scrappy you go hunting. I try to do it every year. One day I hope to kill three bulls in three states. Kinda my personal goal. I've got two tags in pocket now & have two draws left not to mention CO so you never know.

From: Smtn10PT
14-Apr-22
Big game combo for me!

From: jdan
14-Apr-22
It won’t be a bow hunt, but our group of 9 NR’s went 100% on deer combo’s.

Going to be a good fall, AZ unit 1, 2B, 2C archery bull elk tag already in the pocket!!

From: jdan
14-Apr-22
It won’t be a bow hunt, but our group of 9 NR’s went 100% on deer combo’s.

Going to be a good fall, AZ unit 1, 2B, 2C archery bull elk tag already in the pocket!!

From: APauls
14-Apr-22
lol @ Scrappy.

From: nmwapiti
14-Apr-22
No luck here. Looks like it may take 3 points to be sure with the outfitter handout.

From: Vonfoust
14-Apr-22
Scrappy, you call Montana and let them know that you would like to pay for and donate your MT elk combo tag to Vonfoust since he was not lucky enough to draw.

From: Scrappy
14-Apr-22
Vonfoust I was in your shoes last year with Montana. It was a blow to not draw for sure.

From: bigswivle
14-Apr-22
Sh$;&/‘ffn

From: Monarchcx
15-Apr-22
Based on jwood's link, I think I'm successful!

From: hdaman
15-Apr-22
No luck for me this year, but I'll still tag along with my daughter for some quality family time!

From: Tom
15-Apr-22
Did not draw again. Bummed out to say the least.

From: Recurve Man
15-Apr-22
Im in. Thank you Lord.

From: Scrappy
15-Apr-22
Rumors are flying around that the LE draw was screwed up. So anyone who didn't get their LE permit hold on the dust hasn't settled yet. Sad to say it's typical Mt, seem every year they mess up something with the draw.

From: Inshart
15-Apr-22
Bigswivle; I'm guessing "Sh$;&/‘ffn " translates to you not drawing a tag in MT.

From: LKH
15-Apr-22
Resident. Got 410/17 archery

From: ohiohunter
15-Apr-22
Is it true you have 71% to draw with 0pts, but only 35% with 1pt?

15-Apr-22
Ohio that would make zero sense but I wouldn’t doubt it lol

From: Scrappy
15-Apr-22
Ohio hunter, is your numbers from this drawing? I don't think 1 pp got any tags in the first round of drawings. Maybe on the released tags.

From: hoyt-6190
15-Apr-22
LKH - just an fyi 410 and 417 are no longer together on the archery permit. They are each separate permits.

From: Scoot
15-Apr-22
Ohio, no that won't be the case. I'm guessing 0 points will be around 30% but 1 point will definitely be at 0%. Reason for this is that tags are set aside for those with 0 points and after that's its all based on pref points. Part (only part) of the MT outfitters welfare is that now if you are hiring a guide you can buy 2 points in the same year and leapfrog people who aren't hiring a guide. Welfare for the rich (can't remember who that rubbed the wrong way when I first said it, but it's exactly what it is).

MT took a broken system and 1) made it worse, 2) managed to seriously screw DIY guys, 3) made it clear how much influence the outfitters assoc has on the powers that be in the state. It was an excellent step in multiple wrong directions, but it pays bills. Coulda been accomplished in a lot of ways, but they chose this insulting debacle of a "solution".

From: cmbbulldog
15-Apr-22
Breaks here I come! First time in MT.

From: Pop-r
15-Apr-22
Ohio I can't remember exactly but last year it was about the same with 0 and 1. Somewhere around 60-70%. Scoot is probably close although I believe he may be a hair high on his 0 point percentage.

From: Scrappy
15-Apr-22

Scrappy's Link
Mt. is supposed to release a statement about how bad they screwed up the LE draw.

From: Pop-r
15-Apr-22
Omg! They just released it. What idiots! Over & over again!! They're truly incompetent.

From: sticksender
15-Apr-22
From: RK
15-Apr-22
And yet. That's all we have. No Matter how bad they screw things up

From: HUNT MAN
15-Apr-22
Such a joke

From: TexasBuck
15-Apr-22
Buddy and I drew Archery Elk Combo with 3 Preference Points. Hunting 30,000+ acres of private land with Alfalfa fields and great water in mid-Sept. CAN'T WAIT!!!

From: Scrappy
16-Apr-22
Texasbuck why don't you just rub it in our face a little: )

From: Pop-r
16-Apr-22
I was gonna say Texas you hit the lottery.

From: Pop-r
16-Apr-22

From: badlander
16-Apr-22
Well, 3 of us drew with 2pts and we’re going to hunt public land with 17,000 other non residents and 1,000,000 Montana residents. So, I mean, it’s pretty much just like Tex’s situation.

From: Coondog
17-Apr-22
Drew my general elk tag. Same unit I hunted last year. I got into elk everyday, but wasn’t able to seal the deal. Going to make it happen this year!

From: TexasBuck
17-Apr-22
Hey fellas, Definitely not trying to rub it in... more just like a kid on Christmas morning who got what he wanted (see also: Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB Gun). I had my triple gut punch last year. Three states applied for and strike 1, strike 2, strike 3, I was out. Took it out on some hogs and a Texas 8 point.

From: Smtn10PT
18-Apr-22
Its been a few years since they had a screwup in the draw...

19-Apr-22
Is it true if I didn’t apply for the big game combo last year or this year my bonus points for elk will be purged?

From: Pop-r
19-Apr-22
Smtn10p, did you mean since they "HAVEN'T" had a screw up? They've jacked it up every year the last several!

From: nmwapiti
19-Apr-22
Not sure about bonus points. They zeroed out a buddies pref point after he forgot to apply this year.

From: T-rex
20-Apr-22
We're in - I hope they screw up like this again next year :)

From: TexasBuck
20-Apr-22
OK, now THIS might be considered rubbing it in.... just found out this morning that I also drew a late season Archery tag in a NM Gila unit. Going guided by a guy who grew up there and has killed some toads. Christmas morning came twice this week!!

From: Smtn10PT
21-Apr-22
Pop-r yea, thats what I meant! I just saw in Facebook memories that about 4 years ago it took them around 6-8 weeks to do the draw and then they had to re-do it entirely because they screwed that up.

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