Preference PointsContributors to this thread:
Topgun 30-06 04-Nov-17
Mule Power 04-Nov-17
Brown E 01-Apr-18
Cheesehead Mike 04-Apr-18
Topgun 30-06 10-Jun-18
Hello, I’m a non-resident elk hunting hopeful. Trying to get an idea of how many preference points, on average, I’ll expect to need to draw a tag one of these years? I don’t know yet what unit gives me my best odds for archery. I’ll let the points pile up first.
From: Topgun 30-06
Yep Bob, it's obvious he hasn't done simple homework on the G&F website odds section where he could quickly answer his own question! I'm sure your answer of 1 will really screw him up.
From: Mule Power
Yep 1. But 1.5 would be 200% better. :-)
From: Brown E
10 pts. would be the best
From: Cheesehead Mike
I don't think 1 or 1.5 points got you very good odds this year...
1.5 points would have taken my odds from 60% and I was unlucky to 100% and I'd have a WY tag.
Correct Mike, we had 2 and I believe that was 67%. Though next year should be 100% w/ 3pts, I do think this year was a fluke with a lot of point dumping. Though 2pts may not be 100% in 2019 I suspect it will be better than 67%.
I am hunting Area 7 next year 10 points should do it but, I will buy the special licence to guarantee it.
Slate, I drew Area 7 with 10 this year in regular draw. Even with point creep 10 should get you there in the regular draw.
Thanks for the info CPA
CPA did you hunt with an outfitter.
From: Topgun 30-06
If you definitely want to hunt unit 7 next year, I'd put in for the special tag like you plan to because IMHO 10 PPs isn't a lock to draw that tag next year in the regular. 9 PPs was only 21.13% draw this year and that left 56 that didn't draw. If they all buy a PP this year like they probably will and put in for 7 again along with a bunch of others that have a lot of PPs that also do that haven't applied before it would be my luck to be on the outside looking in.
Slate - sorry for the late reply. Yes I am hunting with Jared Souza Turkey Track Outfitters in Wheatland. Fires nearby this week so fingers are crossed as I leave in two weeks.