Utah did the same thing a number of years ago. Being a non resident I had to pick the hunts that I wanted to put in for. It was hard to come up with $3000-$5000 to put in for all the hunts that I wanted so I had to pick and choose..It would solve a lot of issues, and maybe even slow a few others. Once you didn’t have to front the money in CO the application numbers went through the roof.
When they went to post pay the application skyrocketed, and so did point creep.