with the old system if 1000 people applied for one permit, your odds are 1000:1. New system, 1000 hunters put in 10 entries for 1 permit, your odds are still 1000:1. Not really any different unless you are still only applying for one hunt per category. I am applying to almost every hunt in the youth section with the hopes of getting one hunt. If I win more I will not claim it and it will go up for grabs again. And as far as them getting more money, at $3 per entry for me to enter, I think I will survive. I put in for I think 10 hunts for me last year and won none, so I was out $30. I did win a youth hunt on Matagorda Island and took my two boys out. We had a good hunt and hope to get it again this year. Way better than the thousands I was spending on a lease to hang out with my buddies.
My opinion and $5 will get you a coffee at Starbucks!
CTFO (chill the f**** out)
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