Why isn't an unsuccessful applicant for controlled hunts given an advantage in future drawings?

We rarely if ever get drawn for controlled hunts i.e. elk deer pronghorn etc. Seems like a waste of time. Why not some type of points system as in other states?


The Commission did consider bonus points in July, 2010, but decided to maintain the random drawing process that is in place today.  One of the key issues discussed was that in order to improve drawing odds for one, you need to decrease drawing odds for another. This places stronger odds against young or first time hunters in drawing controlled hunt tags and the Commission is sensitive to recruiting more hunters.   I think it is fair to say that the Commission will return to this question again but it is not presently a proposal under consideration. 

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Friday, December 21, 2012 - 10:52 AM MST