Originally Posted by glenn
They paid and the forms were open and the lottery had not yet taken place. I guess I don't see the big deal. Yes I'm in the lottery, no I wasn't late.
Taking advantage of a loophole to gain something, or rewarding the person who uses a loophole to their advantage, or admitting a screw-up publicly, but not fixing it because it would be a hassle =The All American Way!
This was posted on the other permit screw-up thread....
"Not surprised. Last year Middle Fork permits were available on Rec.gov for the period between August 15 and September 15, salmon spawning season, after the March 15 deadline. It was shutdown fast, but I could have booked a permit for early Sept."
I'm sure the Forest Service would not have said "oops, our bad, here's your permit." Same thing should apply in this situation.