Why I do it

el Toro

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I've been keeping my mouth mostly shut for the last week since I saw the tag fee hit my credit card, but tonight I just got the official email, so it's a done deal!

I just drew one of the best elk hunts in the universe. The new world record was killed in this unit just a couple years ago. There are only 2 NR tags available and one of them is officially mine. :git: Yes the draw odds were astronomical (less than 1%), and yes it's hard to believe, but it happened. Someone has to draw those tags, and I'm a someone! I'm so excited I can't stand it.

In the interest of not making the draw odds worse, I'm not going to state the unit specifically (although its not hard to figure out).

This right here is why I go through all the trouble of applying in other states and why I'm always yapping so much about it.
 
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One_Leg

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Please feel free to harvest the biggest damned elk you can find. Good Luck!!!
 
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Sluester

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Congrats Nate!

I read about that elk a couple years ago. Public land too.
You going to get a guide?
 
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el Toro

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Thanks! Yeah, the unit is pretty much all public land. No I don't think I am going to hire a guide. I don't think it is necessary here. I don't have to kill a world record and would be happier with a nice bull on my own than a true giant with a guide.
 
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gpomplin

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Thanks! Yeah, the unit is pretty much all public land. No I don't think I am going to hire a guide. I don't think it is necessary here. I don't have to kill a world record and would be happier with a nice bull on my own than a true giant with a guide.
the luck you have, you probably will come out with a giant anyway, with this luck of the draw you seem to be on a roll, so go for it.. good luck..
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gatorfan

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Congrats Nate! I would remove the “lucky” label and appropriately replace it with determined or persistent! I can’t wait to hear “the rest of the story…”
 
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One Track

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Well done. You are a lucky bastage. But, you make your own luck. Putting in for eight states, investing $1000+ just to buy licenses in order to put in for bonus points, remembering to sign the application, doing the leg work, doing the paperwork, coping with all the "unsuccessful" results, and continuing to do all that year after year is a big commitment. You make your own luck. You just got rewarded for your determination.

Great tag. I've put in for the same unit for seven years. I have seven elk points. I think you drew that with no elk points. Correct?
 
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el Toro

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2 pts. Same thing as 0 really. Remember when they changed the rules a couple years ago and started letting you put in for both elk and deer? You used to have to choose one or the other. I've been doing deer for years but just started with elk when they changed the rules, so I only had 2 elk points. I'll probably get struck by lightning there too. That would be more likely than actually drawing this tag.
 
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dbar

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Congrats Bro,
Can't wait for the story and pics of a real monster bull!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Zbearclaw

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Everyone here already hates you so this really doesn't change much, but good luck homie.

You put in the work to draw tags like this, maybe not this particular tag but you are reaping what you sow.

Good luck bud, just spray some estrus urine on Taylor and have him walk around. Only one other hunter there, he's probably safe...

Now, when are you going to put some of your oryx in my freezer to make room for all this elk meat?
 
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el Toro

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And it just keeps getting better! My bro just got back from Mex to find out he drew THE single best mule deer unit in the country. This is the holy grail! This tag is better than my tag! And he drew it with 0 points. He drew another premium, limited entry, deer tag 2 years ago, then had to sit out the mandatory 2 years before applying again, and now draws the holy grail of mule deer tags with no points. This is insane! Dreams do come true. Apply!

BTW, the tag I drew this year had 1 in 132 draw odds. The tag my brother drew had 1 in 718 draw odds!
 
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Deno

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Wow!! Congrats you fookers are on fire.... Cant wait to see pics and report..
 
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