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    Hunting License you regretted buying?

    Looking back at it I really regret some of my license purchases.

    Maybe a license you regretted burning points on or something/somewhere you just didn't enjoy. Not mentioning specifics. Just maybe something you wish you would have not done. I know a lot of mine cost me some serious money over the years. I wish I had that money back.

    Anyone else have one?

    I know a guy who accidentally spent 8 points on a cow tag by entering the wrong code on his paper form years ago.

    I regret spending 5 points on a license in Colorado for muzzleloader in an OTC Archery unit.

    I regret buying a NR hunting license in West Virginia. Low deer numbers in the Kanawha State forest. That was a big waste of money.

    I regret buying a NR fishing license in West Virginia. The fishing in the Kanawha river really sucked and I went back several times to verify it lol .

    I regret applying for WY sheep, goat and moose points

    I regret buying VT preference points for moose.

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    Mine haven?t been licenses, but gear....
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    I have bought some stupid tags but I can?t say I regret it. Normally I get to see new country and I don?t think I will ever regret time I get to spend doing what I love even if it wasn?t a wise choice. I could see a mistake as mentioned above be frustrating. But you can always make more money so I try not to regret any tags or time spent afield.

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    I'll have to say that I have never regretted any of the tags that I have drawn or purchased. There have been a couple that I wished that I had the points back on, such as a 14 point draw for a antelope tag here in Colorado. It dumped buckets of rain for 5 days straight after 2 nice days on the opening. My grizzly tag in British Colombia, the bears were no where to be found and in 9 days I only had one black bear within shooting distance.

    But overall all of the hunts that I have been on have been fun even if I didn't fill my tag, even that grizzly hunt and the antelope hunt here in Colorado that I spent 14 points on.

    Now on gear, I have a garage full of the stuff. I have used all of it at one time or another but I have a lot of it that hasn't been touched in over 20 years except to move from one spot to another.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    I really can't think of a tag that I wished I hadn't applied for. The only one I wish I had done different was a Wyoming guided elk hunt. I had NR 6 points and after looking at the odds, I was going to apply for the tag as a 2nd choice so I wouldn't burn my points on a tag that didn't require points. The outfitter talked me into burning the points by applying for the unit as a first choice. He told me if I applied as a 2nd choice, I probably wouldn't get the tag and I would lose my deposit. That should have been my first clue as he also lied to me about several other things too, but that is another story.

    One thing I do regret is not getting sheep fever when I was in my 20's (55 years ago) when tags were relatively easy to get (as compared to today) and I could chase them down in the mts!
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    nope. no regrets !
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    No regrets, but a couple of very expensive vacations that ended up not qualifying as hunting trips by the time it was over.
    Ontario wolf hunt and my first alaska trip.
    I research things much better now.
    But still enjoyed every minute of the adventure.
    I'll keep putting in the ot and spending everything as long as I'm able

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    My main regret is the NR Arizona hunting licenses purchased to apply for tags that I really didn't have any chance of drawing.

    I dropped out of that racket this year, and it felt good.

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    I've never regretted a tag or license purchase. I have regretted not dedicating enough time/effort towards filling those tags.

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    I'm on the fence about continuing to put in for Utah. The draw odds are so bad that I think I might be wasting my money.

 

 
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