charlie elk wrote:The choices were limited due to an anomaly in the draw system that would not draw out hunters who filled out all 6 options in order. They usually got drawn for their least desirable season. Since there are so many OTC tags available the vast majority of hunters are trying for seasons A & B only because they assume they will get a tag OTC later.
I figured that you'd be the one with the answer Charlie, with your contact within the WDNR. Thanks for the details.
Your description of that draw system anomaly might finally tell me why my draw luck has been so albatross-poor these last few years. I'm one who would fill out all 6 slots.
Up here in zone 2 the initial draw does fill slots all the way into the 5th period, so it would be nice if there were more period options in case a hunter has a week or two that he just can't make it. Any software programmer worth his flash drive should have been able to correct the problem, while allowing more than 2 time slots.
For the 3rd blank in this year's application where it asked to "Select one zone where you would accept a permit during any time period" I also put zone 2. Hope their system can figure that out without kicking me to the back of the line again.