Nevada draw

mulebuck

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Nothing for me either. I counted up all my points for all species in NV and came up 90 pts in total!! Crazy!
I'm about the same total. I get so excited when applying... and then quickly deflated come results. Non-residents sure do take it in the sh#tter. I'd like to know the total applicant increase the last couple years. Then again, maybe not.
 

Wiszard

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Nothing for me.....you don't give me hope for next year, Buckhunter1955. I only have 9 points. Sucks to wait so long to hunt a state in between hunts.
Hoping for Goodale here in Cali. I heard it IS quite the hunt it has been. LOL
 

Alwayshunting

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I got a over-hyped deer tag, decent sheep tag and a really good cow elk tag. Which is obviously being sent right back to where it came from. Those 3 tags cost a total of 19 points. 5 of those points were for the stupid cow elk tag... So I don't know what you guys are doing wrong?
 

BradA

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I got a over-hyped deer tag, decent sheep tag and a really good cow elk tag. Which is obviously being sent right back to where it came from. Those 3 tags cost a total of 19 points. 5 of those points were for the stupid cow elk tag... So I don't know what you guys are doing wrong?
Res ? Or NR ?
 

Alwayshunting

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Res ? Or NR ?
Really? Does it matter with those numbers? I have friends who are residents and packing max points around with them. I also know non residents who drew with their points still in the single digits.
 
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Alwayshunting

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The only real benefit you get as a Nevada resident is that there are a lot more tags to go around. That is one of the things I enjoy about the Nevada point system. It does not require points to get a certain tag. You are however rewarded for every year that you apply and fail to draw a tag. Thus kind of getting something for your money...
 

mulebuck

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That is one of the things I enjoy about the Nevada point system. It does not require points to get a certain tag. You are however rewarded for every year that you apply and fail to draw a tag. Thus kind of getting something for your money...

I too enjoy the randomness of the system but paying ~$200 a year (license/apps) for a bonus point is hardly a reward. Its more of a game really. I have a ton of points for elk/sheep. Once I draw out I will no longer play the point game every year. That is unless I become a resident again.
 

Outdoordan

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I too enjoy the randomness of the system but paying ~$200 a year (license/apps) for a bonus point is hardly a reward. Its more of a game really. I have a ton of points for elk/sheep. Once I draw out I will no longer play the point game every year. That is unless I become a resident again.
I agree, as there is a good chance I may never draw my Desert or my Cali Ram tag. The problem is, if I draw one of those, I will have to continue buying the license to get the other tag, or my elk tag, antelope tag, etc. I fully figure I will die with points for something.
 

mulebuck

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Unfortunately, the direction it's been going the last couple years, you're probably right. It'd be tough to quit now and throw away all them 'hard earned' points right? ;)
Then again, my father in-law drew desert bighorn his first year applying. All the bellyaching aside, I do like NV's system the best. I've had the luck for deer & antelope, just boned on the rest.
 

Outdoordan

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I don't really fault the system, I do my luck. I have had some tags in the last 20 years including 4 deer tags (I have one this year) and one antelope tag (I turned back in because I had a AZ Strip tag). I just really want a desert ram tag.
 

Alwayshunting

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I too enjoy the randomness of the system but paying ~$200 a year (license/apps) for a bonus point is hardly a reward. Its more of a game really. I have a ton of points for elk/sheep. Once I draw out I will no longer play the point game every year. That is unless I become a resident again.

I see that side too. I also know what it costs me to apply in Id and new Mexico. And how much money they like to hold onto while I wait for my unsuccessful app to return every year. At least the way Montana and Nevada do it, I get a shiny new point every year to occupy my pea brain. I'm applying in all states regardless of system every year. But I do enjoy the placebo effect I get from the extra names in the hat I'm rewarded with for being a good boy.... lol
 

Alwayshunting

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I agree, as there is a good chance I may never draw my Desert or my Cali Ram tag. The problem is, if I draw one of those, I will have to continue buying the license to get the other tag, or my elk tag, antelope tag, etc. I fully figure I will die with points for something.

Not if you are lucky and have advance notice of death. Pick a reasonable unit and cash in those points I say. Then pay lawyers to postpone court dates till you croak. And make sure to donate a bunch in your will to sheep conservation. Then everybody's a winner!

I'm joking of course. 😉
 

Padfoot

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SWD is a big unit. Elk are spread out, and it gets a lot of pressure. Not sure what it's like now but it is better when not in a drought year. I had a tag in 2011. It can be the hunt of a lifetime.
 

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