Mathews Inc.
Preference Points
Contributors to this thread:
CRX32 03-Nov-17
WapitiBob 04-Nov-17
Topgun 30-06 04-Nov-17
Mule Power 04-Nov-17
Brown E 01-Apr-18
Cheesehead Mike 04-Apr-18
Jethro 04-Apr-18
ohiohunter 30-Apr-18
Slate 20-May-18
CPAhunter 25-May-18
Slate 10-Jun-18
Slate 10-Jun-18
Topgun 30-06 10-Jun-18
CPAhunter 29-Aug-18
From: CRX32
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: WapitiBob

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

I don't think 1 or 1.5 points got you very good odds this year...

From: Jethro
1.5 points would have taken my odds from 60% and I was unlucky to 100% and I'd have a WY tag.

From: ohiohunter
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%.

From: Slate
I am hunting Area 7 next year 10 points should do it but, I will buy the special licence to guarantee it.

From: CPAhunter
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.

From: Slate
Thanks for the info CPA

From: Slate
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.

From: CPAhunter
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.

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