Draw is open, you no longer have to submit the tag fee w/ your application, but they are now charging a $50 non-refundable fee per species as well as a $20 non-refundable bonus point fee per species to apply. Bottom line is it costs us way more to apply.
So basically 70 per species but no need to front the money.
Plus the $10 for conservation license if you don't have one.
Is it a $50 fee ONLY for non residents?
Wish they would have just left it the way it was. $70 each is getting awfully steep. A steep price for steep odds.
Yes only for NRs. I feel your pain for the long odds...now if they'd set aside 10% for NRs in a seperate draw, that'd be better.
80 for a point with long odds, might be time to reconsider, although I'd love to hunt bighorns in Montana someday it's not looking too promising. Especially since they began squaring points a few years ago which really separates the top point holders.
Geesh... That just about seals it for me. I'm seeing more in state hunts in my future! I'm getting priced out. UH, maybe you could give us an analysis like you did on that other thread about wether it's "worth it or not"?
I'm sure glad I was blessed with a moose and sheep tag and have gotten to have the experience and the trophy on the wall. I just need a mountain goat now to finish up the big "3". If I can ever draw that, I think my out of state applications for moose, sheep and goat will cease. Having a hard time justifying application and tag fees anymore.
So this should increase applicants since they don't have to put the money upfront or decrease because it costs more in the long run? Either way I am 24 and in this for the long haul…
I'm a little less motivated since I already have a bighorn and a Shiras on the wall, it will be interesting to see if the number of applicants goes up or down.