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gitano 05-15-2020 10:18 PM

Story of My Life of Late
 
May 29, 2020


PAUL SKVORC
PO BOX 870503
WASILLA AK 99687-0503




Dear PAUL :

Thank you for your recent applications for Big Game. Your results are as follows:

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UNSUCCESSFUL: Bison


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UNSUCCESSFUL: Limited Entry Buck Pronghorn


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UNSUCCESSFUL: Limited Entry Bull Elk


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UNSUCCESSFUL: Limited Entry Buck Deer


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Permits remaining after the drawing may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at participating license agents, Division offices and online at wildlife.utah.gov. For details, see page 14 of the 2020 Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook. Visit https://wildlife.utah.gov/remaining-permits.html to view a list of remaining permits.

Thank you.
Utah Wildlife Administrative Services



HOWEVER... That was expected as I have a new strategy for drawing hunt applications: I apply ONLY for "Trophy" hunts. Those hunts usually require MANY "points" (years of applications) to draw. If you don't get drawn for a hunt (any hunt, "trophy" or not), you get a "preference point". I could simply apply for a preference point, but this way, there is a chance - VERY SMALL - that I will actually get drawn for the trophy hunt because I don't have enough points. However, there is still a CHANCE, however minuscule it might be. If I get drawn YIPPEE! Otherwise, I get a preference point anyway. Plus, these trophy hunts all have very high success rates, so if I do by some chance get drawn, the odds of success are very high. If I'm gonna pay non-resident hunting fees, I'd like to have some expectation of success. So, while the above 'rejection slip' is in keeping with my drawing success of late, (remember, it took me THIRTY FIVE YEARS to draw the buffalo), the outcome was expected. The troof iz, I would have been shocked had I been drawn for any one of them.

Paul

Paul Hoskins 05-17-2020 05:12 AM

Re: Story of My Life of Late
 
Like the old Tyrolean saying, " The best laid plans can go astray if the Angel of luck pees in the frizzen of your musket." .....Your outlook & persistence have paid off in the past. .......lPaul H

Jorge in Oz 06-18-2020 06:49 PM

Re: Story of My Life of Late
 
They have a grudge against you there Paul too Paul i thought it was just Alaska? :(

sakorick 06-19-2020 03:58 AM

Re: Story of My Life of Late
 
Missouri is having their first Elk hunt this fall. 5 hunters will be drawn. So I said what the heck somebody's got to win. Then I started looking at the rules. The Elk are in 4 counties that have public ground but you must get permission from a land owner to hunt so I called a few sporting goods stores to get some local info. Most of the people I talked to were real helpful. Some had phone numbers to the private landowners who had Elk on their property. The going rate is $1000 to $5000 depending if there is a mature Bull "around". Most of the people I talked to said they had never seen a 6 point Bull. I then decided to plant more food plots here. John did the same thing. :Banghead:

gitano 06-19-2020 07:21 AM

Re: Story of My Life of Late
 
Makes the $2000 some were asking to hunt their property for buffalo/bison in Delta Junction seem cheap.

Paul

sakorick 06-19-2020 11:16 AM

Re: Story of My Life of Late
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gitano (Post 155092)
Makes the $2000 some were asking to hunt their property for buffalo/bison in Delta Junction seem cheap.

Paul

There is no official report but I would bet a month's Flight Pay that nobody is getting suckered into this!

Paul Hoskins 06-19-2020 05:23 PM

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Rick, it's difficult to imagine a landowner being that greedy and selfish. I suspect Kentucky has the largest elk herd east of the river divide. There's LOTS of public hunting land in the 17 county elk boundary. I just can't wrap my head around any landowner in the elk zone charging more than a few hundred dollars at most to hunt elk on their land. People in Kentucky aren't like that. I'm sure there are "guides" (shisters) that lease large tracts of land. then try to rip off unsuspecting or uninformed hunters. That kind of ilk is everywhere. I would avoid them like they had Covid 19. I haven't checked our elk population lately but pretty sure it's over 20,000 head. .......Paul H

Paul Hoskins 06-19-2020 05:34 PM

Re: Story of My Life of Late
 
I just Googled our elk population & I was WAY OFF in my above comment. The herd is "estimated at 11,000. I'm almost certain it's much higher than that. Regardless, it's still the largest state herd east of the Miss. river. .......Paul H

sakorick 06-19-2020 06:09 PM

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It makes not a wit....I didn't apply and the cost was not the deciding factor. I just find the money grubbing a pitiful thing regardless of price.


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