Good point.The 2022 application season will be the litmus test on how many people are going to stay in the draw. If the numbers hold at the higher rate for the third straight year then we should have a pretty good look at what the trend will be for a while.
Re-Entry into the system will be another big tell. How many people who jumped down to "lesser" hunts get back into the states they were successful in.
Only so many applicants can ‘dump’ points each year based on tag limitations. It will take a few years for those wanting to go so to be capable of doing so. The number of applicants buying into the system of 1-3 pts may be a better indicator.Good point.
Next year may be the "dump year" where folks just go. Or they stay the course. Time will tell.