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About Coues79

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  • Birthday 09/25/1979

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  1. Coues79

    Leftover Shrinkage

    🤦‍♂️Not a naive Arizonan and never said there wasn't. Youth have a limited time frame to hunt youth hunts. I've applied my son for three years for youth deer hunts, with the "opportunity" hunts as 3rd-5th choices... Not this year unfortunately. These are his first 3 years of being able to hunt big game. He doesn't build points because we look to get the opportunity tags and he has been fortunate to draw those 3-5th choice. To have a youth tag on some of these hunts is a dang good tag to have in the pocket of a youth hunter. I could go on and on about all the squirrel, rabbit, quail, javelina hunts, fishing opportunities etc etc etc we utilize as an Arizonan. Big difference between a rabbit and a deer or an elk. If a youth were to draw a youth tag 5/8 years out of the luck of the draw, while another kid has applied for the same hunt but is always willing to have a 3-5 choice with a general hunt and never gets a chance to hunt a youth hunt due to the luck of the draw, I'm sorry, that's not equitable. And no, these aren't your 2% draw odd hunts. Like I stated, I'm not for letting youth go without an opportunity to hunt. IMO, youth and new to hunting folks need to be in the field with opportunities to hunt, and yes, to hunt "draw" hunts. AZ has a pretty dang good drawing system, but there are still things that could help be more equitable with our recruitment for those youth and new to the game.
  2. Coues79

    Leftover Shrinkage

    I thought only 10% could go to non residents anyway? Idk if the out of staters are to blame. Itll be interesting to see the point creep for those that cashed in on a wet year, for those that played the game for such an occassion. Unfortunately, have to play the game differently now for those units that typically held leftover tags. Hate to see more regulation but I'd like to see something done to help youth get more opportunities to hunt youth hunts. I've put my boy in for three consecutive years with youth hunts at around 40% odds to draw, first and second choices, followed by traditionally leftover tag units. He hasn't drawn a youth hunt yet, while watching other youth draw it consecutively year after year for the same hunt. This year, unfortunately, those typical leftover tags were not able to be picked up as a 3-5 choice like they generally were, and he got skunked this year..... maybe youth can draw a youth hunt every third year, but still be able to apply for all other hunts. Idk if theres an easy solution, but I think that it could be more equitable for youth.
  3. Coues79

    Leftover Shrinkage

    A process and platform like New Mexico has for their leftovers and youth encouragement tags of the past would be awesome.
  4. Coues79

    Activists in the draw

    No doubt! Feelin the same pain
  5. Coues79

    Activists in the draw

    In the world we live in, i would think this does happen unfortunately. I'm sure to some extent, they do purchase licenses, then enter the draws. 20% seems like a crazy high number once all of that is calculated into money but I wouldn't put it past them.
  6. Coues79

    Hit

    Yes. This happened to us. There must have been a gigantic increase in applications, as some of the hunts we applied for have always had leftovers. When we applied, it wasn't even a question to put some choices 3-5, as we figured we would draw, given the last decade had tags leftover in large quantities. Moving forward, have to totally figure out a different strategy.
  7. Coues79

    Where's The CC Hit Time Thread

    It's a law in AZ they cant. Simple fix, allow a backup credit card to be charged if the first one were declined. Or, have a tutorial video on the website to show how to update cards. 🤪
  8. Coues79

    Where's The CC Hit Time Thread

    So the guy that said to leave the dashes and make sure there isnt a space after the last number in the order is correct. I just tried and it worked, dashes and all. I entered the entire number, which included the words "DRAWAPP-"
  9. Coues79

    Where's The CC Hit Time Thread

    Join the club. I have the same problem
  10. Coues79

    Anyone Updated Payment Info?

    Just tried to update mine. No payment record. Copied and pasted. The system did the same thing for my elk apps.
  11. Coues79

    Anyone Updated Payment Info?

    I had the same problem for the elk draw. I wanted to move cards for some reason I dont remember now. It was the same as you're talking about. Copied/pasted etc etc. I never got it to work. Good luck with it.
  12. Coues79

    What’s everyone hoping for...

    Hope to have the boy draw a youth hunt. Other than that, October whitetail.... the best.
  13. Coues79

    Crispi boot recommendations

    I prefer a non insulated boot in AZ personally. I bought the Idaho GTX last year after several miendls, danners etc. Crispi, to me, is the best boot I've worn. Awesome feel, excellent ankle support and they wear very well.
  14. Coues79

    (Reduced)Kryptek Ragnar and Valhalla Pants

    $30 per pair.
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