Limited Entry Hunting Opinions
by Mark - The Mooseman
(Mission BC, Canada)
Moose Captured with a Spypoint Trail Camera IR-5
Personally, I think the Limited Entry Hunting Draw System works... seriously, "How could the government get away with a corrupt system?"
Sure, sometimes the government is not straight forward in their dealings, but the truth always comes to the surface. The LEH draw system has been in place since 1993, surely if there were dishonest workings they would have surfaced by now!
Tell us what you think! Did you get a draw this year? How long has it been since you received one?
We (my partners and I) have been diligent in putting in for the draws for years. We have until the 2012 season always put in for the same areas.
UPDATE 2013: No moose draws again for us! :-( We applied for a shared hunt in Northern BC, our group consisted of two previously successfully drawn hunters (on their 4th year) and two never applied before. We thought we'd have a really good chance of success this time... oh well.
We'll still be headed to the same area for the archery season.
Two of us were successfully drawn for mule deer doe tags.
UPDATE 2012: We didn't receive any limited entry hunting moose draws for this season. We will be heading to Northern BC for the "Any Bull Moose - Archery Only Season". This particular season is only 8 days in length... but it is during the first week of October. What does that mean to us... PRIME TIME! Peak of the rut!
We have studied the numbers, watched our success or failures in the draw... and it comes right down to a gamble.
Yup... just like gambling... you put your money down and hope your number comes up. On occasion is does... then Yahoo!
Of course there are the years following when you don't get drawn. This is because of the enhanced odds system, even this seems to work. When we are drawn, for the next three or four years we aren't. That doesn't stop us from studying the numbers and trying to second guess the system though. We do try...
More Limited Entry Hunting.
How about you? What do you think?