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    Quote Originally Posted by Prerylyon View Post

    There is also the 'special' draw that costs more money, but will up your chances. I'm on a real tight budget, so I avoid it. I did it once, and I got the mule deer tag I wanted, but it was costly;

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    Be careful with this one. I have max points and last year applied for the "special" tag and got zero. If I had applied for the regular tag, I would have drawn. You really need to look at the historical stats of the unit you are applying for. Sometimes the extra $$ for the special tag is a disadvantage.
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    I believe in the first couple of years there may have been a big point gap between the Red and the Special in a lot of cases.

    But now the gap is shrinking and is hardly worth the additional cost to get the special tag. In some circumstances I noticed the special tag went for more points than the regular tag....

    I bet those people were bummed and pissed off. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Be careful with this one. I have max points and last year applied for the "special" tag and got zero. If I had applied for the regular tag, I would have drawn. You really need to look at the historical stats of the unit you are applying for. Sometimes the extra $$ for the special tag is a disadvantage.
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    Its statistics. Weird things can and do happen year to year. I have only done the special once, and it wasn't on one of the most high demand of units. Back at that time-in my specific case-it did what it was generally advertised to do-bumped me up and got me the tag sooner at the extra expense-but I agree that its no guarantee.

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    I believe we call this the negative value coefficient...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    I believe we call this the negative value coefficient...
    No it's called getting screwed......LOL At least I got my $$$ back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    No it's called getting screwed......LOL At least I got my $$$ back!
    You nailed it !!

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    The special tag option generally bumps you up a 1-3 points for the non-premium tags. For instance an antelope area that takes 3 points in the regular can typically be drawn with 0-2 points in the special. When applying for a highly sought after tag the special typically isn't worth the extra $ as it provides little if any bump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theddguide View Post
    You could put any area or region that usually takes several points as your first and then something else as second choice that may have a chance to draw that as a leftover, in which case you wouldn't use your points but also you'd still have a slim chance at drawing that random tag in the first choice for the area that took more points because after the initial draw all the other tags are given as randoms and are not drawn by the number of points a person has

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the assistance!

 

 
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