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    Default Response letter from Nissa Pilcher at Fish and Game...

    Just got this e-mail from Fish and Game (I didn't ask for it, I guess I'm on a mailing list). Hopefully if they can't handle changes like this in the future, they can work on being more punctual...

    Drawing, Tier I, and Tier II permit results will be released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Friday, April 9th.


    This is the first year for drawing, Tier I, and Tier II hunts to be consolidated into a single application period, in part to increase the amount of time hunters have to make arrangements for permit hunts.


    Although it was anticipated that results would be announced by the end of March, ADF&G’s Information Services team had to redesign the application processing system and write a new computer program, which took longer than expected.


    In addition to the redesign, all applications received on paper had to be entered into the computer lottery by hand.


    “Since this is the first time results are being processed in the new system, we felt it was necessary to verify the results prior to their release,” said Information Management Supervisor Kurt Kamletz. “We know delays are difficult for hunters, so we’re working to release the lists as soon as we can. It’s better to make sure the lists are correct than to release them before the winners are verified.”


    On April 9th at 5pm the Draw, Tier I, and Tier II results will be posted to the Division of Wildlife Conservation’s website. They will also be released to the media.


    Applications for all hunts for the 2010-11 season were due last December 31. In recent years hunters faced application deadlines in May and also in November-December.


    In addition to combining both application openings, several changes made by the Board of Game in the last few years forced the redesign. Department officials expect the process to run smoothly in the future. “Challenges we face the first year with a new system will diminish as we gain experience in future years,” Kamletz noted.


    Hunters with questions about the process, results or future applications can stop by Fish and Game Information centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Douglas.

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    I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. Thanks for the post!

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    Good, I'm glad that helps, I know this delay in drawing permits was tearing you apart.

    Most of all, I felt we needed another post about the drawing permit saga.

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    Default And again...

    Most of all, I felt we needed another post about the drawing permit saga.
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    Default if its so time consuming

    to enter apps by hand -

    "In addition to the redesign, all applications received on paper had to be entered into the computer lottery by hand."

    Maybe all mail in applications should ONLY be allowed for the first month of the application process.
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    Default But then

    people would complain they wern't given fair treatment being held to turn in apps before everyone else.

    Look at the lines at the PFD. People will wait till the last second to send them in and when they don't make the deadline then it isn't fair to them.

    Some of thier excuses??? "Well I had things more important to do" And in this case they had 3 months to apply. There was people there this morning looking to apply late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    to enter apps by hand -

    "In addition to the redesign, all applications received on paper had to be entered into the computer lottery by hand."

    Maybe all mail in applications should ONLY be allowed for the first month of the application process.
    Gary
    They did that... Only computer pplications were accepted between Dec 15 and the 31 IIRC.

    The whole thing is beyond pathetic. A simple need to check the results causes a delay of over 10% of the time allotted? They knew well ahead of time they were failing. It was time THEN to fix it. Return on investment for the State when taking in money for the apps is huge...
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    Since this is the first time results are being processed in the new system, we felt it was necessary to verify the results prior to their release,” said Information Management Supervisor Kurt Kamletz. “We know delays are difficult for hunters, so we’re working to release the lists as soon as we can. It’s better to make sure the lists are correct than to release them before the winners are verified.



    I dont understand why they need to verify the winners? This must be the part where they see my name then hit delete and replace with someone else? I always wondered how it is the same people generally get a tag every year where others can go 20 years with zip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerod View Post
    Most of all, I felt we needed another post about the drawing permit saga.
    No doubt, since we have 11 threads on the first page alone...

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    Default ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    all paper permit applications submitted had to be entered by hand, as opposed to our past policy to just shred them

    ok NOW I understand

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    I wonder if their process is independently audited?
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    Permits?

    Drawings?

    This is what leads to Mad Hunters ?



    Sounds nasty, hope its not contagious.....



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    Stranger I can hook you up with a straggler tourist permit for Wrangell in the fall.You are allowed two and you only need to remove gold from teeth to stay legal so no packing. This hunt helps other wildlife make it through the winter

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