Unfortunately, building points is the only real way to play the game and be able to hunt every year without shelling out $10k each year. My point in my earlier post was just that if sheep is all your really interested in, then maybe it makes more sense to just go the outfitter route. However, if you like to hunt all species, then you have to play the point game in a way that makes practical and financial sense to you. For me, that means applying in states where I can draw a good tag every few years, like WY or CO, and applying in states that allow you to spread the app cost over multiple specie, like AZ, NV and UT. I think it also makes sense to apply in ID and NM, simply because you can draw every year, and your odds are just as good as the next guy.