Just checked the lottery results, and my group did not draw. But that was no surprise. Even under the old system, we probably would not have drawn this year. Next year will interesting because, in our old permit area/season, we would definitely draw licenses... My guess is we will not. Will have to dig out this thread next Feb ! And maybe the next.... and the next... Not trying to be glass-half-empty, but I am seriously looking at SD!
Just curious, did anyone apply for the new giant SE unit, 501, and the second season - with no preference points? Did you get drawn? If you did not, it kinda proves that your odds are going down because, under the old system, there were 300-series permit areas where you could draw the second season every year.