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Why Putting in for 20yrs and never getting a tag No one in our Family has ever drawing one

Is the Adams Name taking out of the drawings

Answer

Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your questions about the controlled hunt drawing process.

When an individual or group application is submitted, the licensing system (IWILD) assigns an application number to that individual or group application. The application number is then loaded to our controlled hunt draw system. Eligible applications are entered once in the controlled hunt draw system. In other words a group application does not go into the drawing multiple times, it is only entered once. The draw system then performs a routine that randomly assigns a random number to each of the applications. The routine can be best described by visualizing all of the numbers from 000000 thru 999999 being stirred and mixed in a large bin and one of the numbers being randomly drawn and reassigned a new number. This new random number is assigned to the first application. This process continues until a random number has been assigned to all of the applications. The selected random number then goes through a position scramble which determines the repositioning sequence of the application. The next step is a conversion table that changes the number value of the assigned random number to a new value. This final mix sort, after it has been randomly generated, scrambled and then converted, is used as the final drawing number. This is a simplified explanation of the draw process and does not include all of the processes involved in the draw routine.

Without knowing which hunt(s) you have applied for, we can only provide you with some general information on drawing odds. Your drawing odds are all determined by the number of tags available and the number of applicants applying for those tags. Some of our deer hunts have extremely low odds of drawing due to the number of applicants. For example, the 2013 antlered deer hunt 1026 in unit 40 had 195 tags available. There were 4,469 applicants who applied for those tags.  Other hunts have much better odds at drawing a tag such as the 2013 antlered deer hunt 1005 in unit 13 which had 200 tags available and 256 applicants.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) have enacted rules to keep individuals from drawing these high demand hunts every year. Below are some of the rules IDFG has in place for the controlled hunt application process:

  • Any person who draws an antlered only deer or elk (species specific) hunt during the first application period , except unlimited hunts, has a one year waiting period to apply for an antlered only deer or elk hunt in the first application period. Here are a list of examples:
    • If a person applies for an antlered only deer hunt in the first application period in 2013 and draws a tag for that hunt, that person cannot submit an application for an antlered only deer hunt in the first application period until 2015. This same individual can apply for an either sex, antlerless or unlimited hunt in 2013 and an antlered only hunt in the second application period in 2014.
    • If a person applies for and draws an antlered only deer hunt in the second application period in 2013 they can apply for an antlered only deer hunt in the first application period in 2014.

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Departments drawing process. Please contact our license section at 334-2592 if you have any questions or would like to discuss the controlled hunt draw process further.