View Full Version : Please help me understanding the licensing for my 2013 WY hunt.

01-02-2013, 08:54 AM
My brother and I are planning a Region Y bowhunt in 2013. My understanding is that it is usually close to a 100% draw for this region. When I read the regs, I see two different draws (random draw and preference points draw). It looks like for the best odds, I want in the random draw. Is this correct? Also, can I buy a $34 doe tag? If so, is this something that is available over-the-counter? Do we buy our archery stamps when we get there, or do we need to order them in advance too. Finally, is there any reason to put in now or can I wait until closer to the deadline?

Thanks for the info. This will be our first western hunt, and we are a bit overwhelmed trying to understand everything.

01-02-2013, 09:06 AM
Shootist, you need to put in for the Non-Resident Preference Point draw for Region Y. Even with 0 points, its a 92% draw. The doe tag will be area specific as these are limited quota so you'll have to look within Region Y to find a specific area you want to apply for a doe tag, if they are available. You can purchase your conservation and archery stamps anytime after you draw and you can do so online. There is no reason you can't put in now or closer to the deadline. I leave myself time in case there is an error in what I input in the computer or the G&F has a question regarding my application. Never has happened but I always leave myself time. PM me if you have more questions. Good Luck!

01-02-2013, 10:39 AM
What is the random draw? Below are the results from the 2012 random draw, and it looks like there were far more available, than applied for. Am I reading this wrong?

Region Y General
Total Quota:490
First Choice Applicants: 119
Second Choice Applicants: 106
Third Choice Applicants: 27

Again, thanks for all the help.

Colorado Cowboy
01-02-2013, 11:44 AM
Your question answer is on page 5 of the 2012 booklet under Big Game Preference Points. In a nutshell it means this:
Lets say for a given area there are 100 tags available for the draw. The first 75 (75%) is allocated to the preference points draw. The remaining 25 got to the random draw. Random draw means ANY applicant that WAS NOT drawn in the Pref Pts draw goes into the random pool for the remaining 25%, even those with no points. So it really depends on how many applicantions they get what your odds will be in the random draw.

Hope this clears it up for you.

In your example there were 252 applications for the permit allocation you listed. This means that random draw would get the rest if there were applications turned in. If no more were turned in then this would probably go to Left Over tags.

01-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Thank you for your help everybody.

01-02-2013, 03:05 PM
Shootist, I totally misread the odds. You are correct. You'll be guaranteed in the random for that Region tag. My bad.