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Countdown Time ??????
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Contributors to this thread:
elktrax 13-Feb-19
BGbasbhat 13-Feb-19
AZ8 13-Feb-19
coelker 14-Feb-19
creed 15-Feb-19
AZ8 15-Feb-19
swampokie 15-Feb-19
elktrax 17-Feb-19
Heat 18-Feb-19
BobH92057 18-Feb-19
bowbender77 18-Feb-19
BobH92057 18-Feb-19
azarchery 19-Feb-19
StickFlicker 20-Feb-19
swampokie 20-Feb-19
StickFlicker 20-Feb-19
AZBUGLER 21-Feb-19
Heat 21-Feb-19
AZ8 24-Feb-19
elktrax 25-Feb-19
BobH92057 26-Feb-19
elktrax 27-Feb-19
AZBUGLER 27-Feb-19
AZ8 27-Feb-19
Heat 28-Feb-19
trperk1 28-Feb-19
creed 28-Feb-19
elktrax 28-Feb-19
BGbasbhat 01-Mar-19
Norseman 01-Mar-19
elktrax 01-Mar-19
BGbasbhat 01-Mar-19
elktrax 01-Mar-19
BGbasbhat 01-Mar-19
elktrax 18-Mar-19
AZ8 18-Mar-19
BGbasbhat 19-Mar-19
elktrax 19-Mar-19
notags 19-Mar-19
AZ8 19-Mar-19
elktrax 01-Apr-19
From: elktrax
13-Feb-19

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Yes it's that time again. Hope everyone got in and put in there favorite unit. Here we GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! GOOD LUCK ALL. TIC TOC TIC TOC TIC TOC

From: BGbasbhat
13-Feb-19
#sweating.... I'm already bracing my wife for the chaos of September....can't wait.

From: AZ8
13-Feb-19
16 more days and we’ll know if we’re going hunting!

From: coelker
14-Feb-19
Does lope come out same time? I jumped into the AZ game with my daughter, so I am learning as I go. I only did points and put her in for some different muzzy hunts...

From: creed
15-Feb-19
They will hit the credit cards the same day. If I draw two species the cc hits come within minutes of each other.

From: AZ8
15-Feb-19
Once they start hitting cards, the whole process is literally over in minutes. Then everyone jumps online with a “I got a hit” or “if XYZ credit card shows a pending charge” thread. :)

From: swampokie
15-Feb-19
Then new posters will come on here wanting info on a unit they've never been in before and they drew it with zero points!

From: elktrax
17-Feb-19
Yup gotta love the COUNTDOWN to elk draw and elk camp... It’s all part of the Arizona Bowsite Madness...

From: Heat
18-Feb-19
This might be the first and last time I hope I don't get drawn. I realized right after I hit the button that I chose the wrong unit for first choice on elk. Yep, the old late hunt instead of early archery hunt fiasco. Got in a hurry I guess. I wish these weren't even an option. My buddy and I only have a 3 point average so I don't think we will be in the bonus pass, but still. I feel like an idiot. Wouldn't hurt if we could modify our application right up until the actual deadline. If I draw not sure its worth using the Point Guard on this one. Might have to just go take the bow for a cold hike and see what happens if we do draw. Good excuse to go camp in the wall tent and use the woodstove at the very least.

From: BobH92057
18-Feb-19
Yea I typo’d a 3rd choice cow hunt too. Called GnF BEFORE draw closed but they wouldn’t change. They need to fix their system.

From: bowbender77
18-Feb-19
Not to worry Bob, third choice elk tag awards are few and far between.

From: BobH92057
18-Feb-19
That’s what I’m banking on with 7 points.

From: azarchery
19-Feb-19
Heat, there’s a good chance your going to draw the late hunt. The success rate to get drawn on those late hunts are pretty good. Or bad in your case.

From: StickFlicker
20-Feb-19
But the drawing success rates listed by G&F are based on first and second choice applicants. If it is less than 100% for your hunt, the odds of drawing it on third through fifth choices (based on the previous year's numbers) is zero.

From: swampokie
20-Feb-19
He put it on his first choice. Bob put third choice cow hunt

From: StickFlicker
20-Feb-19
SP, you're right. Sorry, I missed that. Yup, Nick, you're probably getting drawn!

From: AZBUGLER
21-Feb-19
Oh Nick......you didn’t! Well, I did on purpose. So you won’t be alone maybe....I put a late hunt for second choice. More than 50% chance of drawing.

From: Heat
21-Feb-19
Odds on mine are about 35% based on last year's odds. We'll see in about a week.

From: AZ8
24-Feb-19
5 more days

From: elktrax
25-Feb-19
3 days n a wake up till CC Hits........

From: BobH92057
26-Feb-19
Tick tock!

From: elktrax
27-Feb-19
Got the update your payment card email today.......tic too tic tic tic tic......

From: AZBUGLER
27-Feb-19
Almost Christmas Eve!

From: AZ8
27-Feb-19
Man, tempted to call in sick on Friday! lmao!!

From: Heat
28-Feb-19
You got the fever bad AZ8! LOL!

I changed my card and put that one on LOCK for my elk app today. Apparently they changed the regs to give bonus points and keep loyalty points once your app is submitted successfully and your card is charged for app fees. Even if your card is declined for the draw now, you keep your loyalty and get a point. That is a great change that I was not aware of, but glad it is that way now.

From: trperk1
28-Feb-19
I've been on a 10 year drought, I'm due. Then again I could pick a mid tier unit and have better odds but I've done that. Sooner or later the Elk gods have to look favorably on me because if I keep holding off I'll be chasing Elk with a walker!

From: creed
28-Feb-19
Mid tier units all the way for me. At the rate I am falling apart I am going to have to pick up a rifle again just to increase my draw odds before I am too friggin busted up to do anything.

Tomorrow!

From: elktrax
28-Feb-19
Ok get to bed boys Santa won’t come unless your in bed.. tic tic tic toc

From: BGbasbhat
01-Mar-19
Ding ding ding!!!! Wooohooo!!! September bulls, here I come!

From: Norseman
01-Mar-19
It’s happening

From: elktrax
01-Mar-19
Congratulations Barret..

From: BGbasbhat
01-Mar-19
Thanks Martin! 13 years as a resident. Can't wait! Good luck to everybody...unless you put in for my units...lol

From: elktrax
01-Mar-19
Barret.. 13 years????? What unit have u been holding out for??

From: BGbasbhat
01-Mar-19
Eh, I took a bonus point only hiatus for about a 1/3rd of that due to my wife and I having our 3 boys. They are easier now, so finally put in last year and this year.

From: elktrax
18-Mar-19
Well plan B is in play..Hopefully I'm a lucky elk hunter who grabs a leftover tag..lol if not on to plan C. Kiabab Draw for deer...

From: AZ8
18-Mar-19
I’m trying plan B myself, but those odds are worse than the regular draw! Lol. It appears the only way I’m going elk hunting this year will be as a helper. Already joining a late rifle hunt with some friends and possibly help out on a couple cow hunts in October if my schedule allows.

From: BGbasbhat
19-Mar-19
Called being a sherpa AZ8! Been doing that for years!

From: elktrax
19-Mar-19
Well called G&F yesterday.. its a big fat NO TAG FOR ME.. Plan "C" Kiabab archery tag hopes.. Gonna be a long 1 1/2 years till next elk season ????????????

From: notags
19-Mar-19
Elktrax, if its going to be plan C each year , please spell it correctly. Kaibab.

From: AZ8
19-Mar-19
BG, I enjoy being a sherpa! Lol. I have a great time in elk camp with or without a tag, but it would be nice to have a tag once in awhile! :)

From: elktrax
01-Apr-19
@ notags..thanks for spell checking... please correct all my post

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