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So I somehow missed the deadline for WY preference points and lost them all. I thought I bought it but I am not sure what happened. It doesn't really make sense for me to apply to wyoming anymore if it is going to take 9+ years to draw. I have hunted Montana a few times, I guess I could go back there. Do they still have a general draw? (I haven't hunted elk in 12 years or so). I was kind of homing to go next year or the year after before I turn 50. Any thoughts are appreciated.
I guess I would be up for a different animal type hunt a well. Something that could be a DIY type of hunt.
Did WY change something? In the past you had to miss multiple years to actually lose your points. I missed in 2017 and while I missed the chance to add to my total, I didn't lose the points I already had in the bank.
I thought you could skip 2 years without losing points. But if I lost all point in WY, I personally wouldn't get back into their point scheme.
I’m thinking if you don’t apply for 2 years in a row, you lose your points in Wyoming. (I could be wrong, though)
I did miss two years, unfortunately. This year was hectic as I went though a couple of job changes. Last year, I'm not sure how I missed.
If you missed 2 years they are gone.
Not all hope is lost, something like 25% of tags go in random draw, points don't matter there. Depending on unit may be close to 0, but not all is lost
Take up fishing?
Sorry, but this getting an elk tag it’s just getting to be crazy
Yeah, I was really bummed. I went online today to figure out where I was going to apply and when I saw zero my heart dropped…