Originally Posted by dirtbagkayaker
There are ticks, but at the end of day why on gods green earth would anyone share the good stuff? It just decreases your options. A weighted lottery really its not going to do much in the long run. right now u should be able to draw once in 300 years. A weighted lottery would mean at first you'd be 1 in 500? and then in 10 years you'd be 1 in 200? But 10 years ago I was 1 in 150 and now I'm 1 in 300. So in reality a weighted lottery would really only lock in something similar to the current odds of the first application. Even if the FS trippled the number of launches the reality of drawing a permit in your life time in a weighted system will be low at best. I think that Idaho permits should be once in a life time just like hunting moose. That includes off season.
Amen on not sharing everything here. While the tone of this post has been pretty benign, to the extent there are key dates or tricks (not saying there are or aren't
), why would anyone publicize them? We are all competing for the same permits and I'm not about to tell someone of key dates/tricks when they are too lazy to do the research on their own. Not criticizing the OP as they didn't ask for this, but I have seen people from time to time practically post a how to manual on getting permits. If you want that much information, invest the time to research it on your own. The odds are bad enough without making them worse by improving odds for those too lazy to figure out the process.