I dropped the ball, it was around 5pm cst and I knew my chances would not be good.Dotman - just curious, when did you try to purchase your bear tag? How soon after they went on sale (9am)? ...curious to see how fast some sold out. I got mine right at 9am, but then a buddy of mine missed out in the same area 40 minutes later. In past years, some areas sold out in under 9 minutes. This year they almost doubled tags, so I was curious to see how that affected sales. Seems like demand STILL outweighed demand!