In which states do you currently have preference points?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Len Backus, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Arizona

    96 vote(s)
    22.0%
  2. California

    49 vote(s)
    11.2%
  3. Colorado

    158 vote(s)
    36.2%
  4. Montana

    86 vote(s)
    19.7%
  5. Nevada

    71 vote(s)
    16.3%
  6. Oregon

    72 vote(s)
    16.5%
  7. Utah

    105 vote(s)
    24.1%
  8. Wyoming

    193 vote(s)
    44.3%
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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I am planning to offer outfitter-guided LRH Group Hunts in one more western mountain state besides Wyoming. So I am curious which ones are the most popular.

    So this question isn't which one do you prefer, rather it is in which one(s) do you CURRENTLY have points.
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    What the heck is a "preference point"?
     

  3. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Unless I'm missing something after several years of applying, New Mexico doesn't offer preference points.
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks, dropped NM
     
  5. 338edge

    338edge Well-Known Member

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    Idaho doesn't have preference points!
     
  6. wklman

    wklman Well-Known Member

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    I've got 13 bonus points in az for elk and 6 for antelope hopefully that goes down to zero after this week.
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    In some states you can accrue points by either buying a point or being unsuccessful in a draw and getting a point, these point are like having extra tickets in the pot so to speak come draw time increasing the odds of drawing.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

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    Thank you for taking the time to explain it to me. I guess I'm beneith everyone else, so they feel obligated to skip over my question.

    Anyway, so basically it sounds like some conservation BS and that it sucks for almost all the hunters in that area...Am I on the right track?
     
  9. HARPERC

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    Needed to tune up my comprehension knob, buying the license is not the same as having points attached.

    I got checking boxes, and couldn't stop.
     
  10. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    No, it has nothing to do with conservation, it simply gives guys who put in year after year a better chance of drawing.
     
  11. The Oregonian

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    I would say it is for conservation in some ways. An alternative would be to offer tags over the counter, like most whitetail states. But they do a draw to limit the tags.

    Of course, not all draw states have points, like NM. But the draw aspect, I would say, is for conservation.
     
  12. HARPERC

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    It's about the Benjamin's. A way to leverage maximum dollars from fewer and fewer tags.

    Selling chances instead of tags, frees "wildlife" departments to ignore solutions to falling tag numbers, a coyote is worth the same as an antelope circle of life BS. It allows them to consider those against hunting equally with those paying the bills.
     
  13. 270Weatherby

    270Weatherby Well-Known Member

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    Colorado!!! Muley hunt, Len!
     
  14. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    +1 Show em the $$$. Spend hundreds on PP and never get drawn makes you wonder why you even try some times.