- Jun 14, 2021
I agree with all of your statements, my problem is that units are needing more and more points to draw. And most system have only been around for the last 30ish years, if it’s this bad now, what will it be 30 years from now. I think random draw with general opportunities is a good option. It has it downsides like every system does. There are no right answer and everyone will not like every system. Just my opinions and thoughts on the issue. I appreciate you taking the time to explain actual benefits rather then “I’ve had to play the game so everyone else should have to as well” which is what most people seem to be saying..
A point system benefits hunters by giving them the ability to plan and the ability to know where they are in the game. It may also be good for hunting in that people invest in the opportunity to draw a tag. If I know that I can hunt an area every 3-4 years then I am motivated to stay in the game. If I know I can draw a tag every 3-4 years in multiple different states then I can plan for a rotation so I am hunting every year.
If every state was 100% random I would have no idea and I could go many years without a tag at all. I may just decide to not apply because I want to actually plan my vacation time so maybe I book a fishing trip instead or just plan an awesome backpacking trip or whatever.
As far as younger people the same applies. A kid not drawing a tag in a random draw for a few years will be no different than a kid buying a point for a couple of years then knowing they will be going hunting. Also, there are a lot of youth opportunities to get kids hunting.