I have been fortunate enough to have drawn a general elk combination license each time I have applied as well as my buddy. We are headed back this year with one extra guy. With the one extra it has us thinking about if one or two of us does not draw if the others would still go, so we are thinking about applying as a party so there will be no concerns. I was looking for the good the bad and the ugly from those who have applied as party. Do you feel like it helped or decreased your chances? Was the application process a pain? I know the applications aren't the best to begin with.