Well so my sheep hunting partner and I got our wires crossed. A couple weeks ago I asked… "so, should we do a party app again for sheep this year?" He says ya and said something about other permits he applied for like buffalo and asked about how many permits you could apply for. I said it "depends on species" or something like that. I asked if he wanted to do the application and pick the hunts (3 out of the 4 TMA and DCUA is what we've been doing). He says- "naw, you go ahead".
This conversation was about 30-45 secs long just before the church service (partner is also my Pastor) sort of in passing.
Well, I applid for 1 TMA and both DCUA hunts. We talked again on the phone and he gave me his info. I then emailed him the receipt from ADF&G. He then calls me up and sort of frantically says…. "I had already applied for DCUA hunts as an individual!!" I says "WHAT!!… why didn't you tell me!!!" He says "I DID" He thinks he told me applied for DCUA, he may have but I missed it.....well anyway, bottom line is we screwed up….
We both talked to F&G and basically it's…. "too bad so sad thanks for the $$"
So, the system will see that he has over applied for DCUA sheep. I have not over applied but my hunts are connected with his because of the party app. F&G doesn't know if mine will get kicked out or not but his will for sure. I got a phone number for the system programmers in Juneau and will call after the first of the year for curiosty sake.
I understand the rules that all apps are final. But, from a database programmers perspective, it would be fairly easy to have the oniine system check for duplicate hunts at the time of application and not let you do that. Any idea of how and who to approach to see if they can change this for next year? The F&G guy I talked to did not know.
So, any of you who applied for TMA early hunt and DCUA hunts. Your odds of drawing just went up…. your welcome… to bad so sad for me...