I heard of a proposal that may be submitted that would only allow you to win a maximum of 2 tags. You would still be able to apply for all species and your three preferences for those species. This would basically allow you to have a preference to the species that you would like to draw the most. It seems that every year there are always people who draw multiple tags 2,3 or even 4 tags. Realistically not many people have the resources, knowledge of the areas, ability to take time off from work or what have you to be able to utilize each tag. It always seems that those people end up saying "Well, I drew this this and this. But I can only afford to do this". This proposal would in effect make you pick which hunts you will most likely participate in and leave those unused tags in the pot to be won by those who will use them or those who may have never actually won a permit before, even after years and years of applying.
So the application form would be the same just on the one side of each species there would be a space where you would write in a number to your preference for drawing that species....write 1 to whatever number of species you were applying for
There are many variables that are possible but basically if you got picked for your first two preference species then you are out of the running for the remainder of the species and those tags would be allocated to other applicants....
One other variance would be that you got drawn for a muskox tag that was your number one species preference but did not get drawn for your second preference species, bison...however, you did get drawn for your third species preference, moose...then same as before you would get those two tags and would be ineligible for your remaining preferences/choices
Another scenario would be that you were not drawn for your first two preference species then you would still be eligible for next highest preferences until you either draw two tags or run out of luck.
What your thoughts? Would you be for this kind of change, or against it? Why?
Also I will be printing your responses or at least making the originator of the proposal aware of this thread so your input may directly affect how this proposal is written.