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Old 07-03-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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Still trying after 18 years of puting in DOH. It will happn eventually. I agree with you Maineah I think you should have to buy a licens before you can put in for the lotto.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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CornerGuy, you said "Just remember the #1 rule of moose hunting: shoot the bugger as close to a trail as possible." That's actually rule #2.
Rule #1 is "don't count your chickens before they're hatched."
Good luck
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Default not user error

"I have worked with and designed databases. You used a different name, therefore you were a different entry. This is not a flaw, it is user error."

It is not user error.

It is a flaw in the design of the program threshold and associated procedure to follow up on false positives.

No programmer worth his salt would set an exception report so low that it would generate too many false positives. Again, the program worked as it was designed but someone had to approve the specs. It is the an error on the part of the person who did the user acceptance testing and who paid the programmer. The specs set by the customer were at fault.

It would be a user error if criteria was published to point out the sensitivity of the program. So if you move and your address changes your out bonus points? Use an initial for your first name and lose out?

Luck goes out the window with bias.

A lottery with bias is not the best approach to attract participants.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Congradulations! Tenderloin and cold beer after the hunt is something I hope everyone can experience at least once, in a lifetime. Calling that bull into the chopping comes in a close second.

Moose hunting isn't always as easy as it may seem. October weather can be funny. We have hunted in a 1.5' snowstorm one opening day and 80 degrees on another. Once we had to take a cow and ran into bulls for 3 entire days. We finally got a shot on our cow just north of Demo. There were tourists in a truck photographing her in the road. We no sooner loaded and dropped her when they drove off in a panic.

As they only auction off 50 permits here now, it is a better hunting experience. Back in the day, there could be 30 vehicles lined up at one of the entrances to Lagoon Bog before the crack of dawn. By 0730, the road would turn into a shooting gallery as 20 or more moose crossed the road from the lowland to the ridge.

The moose population is generally healthy around here, but the biologists have been monitoring the lung worm pretty closely. The environs have changed the last few years around here as the older choppings have grown up and new cuttings have cleared some nice areas, especially where they have cut over all the Japanese Larch plantations. There are some awesome one and two year old clear cuts up in Lily Bay and Kokadjo areas now. The AMC has bought up a lot of land around Shawtown up through the KI. They have been doing some experimental cuts up off the KI road as of last year.

This spring, the IFW were talking about new rules for the lottery. The point system would go away. One chance permit at $15.00 per applicant. The out of staters will still be able to buy as many 5 permit blocks they want.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Moose hunting isn't always as easy as it may seem. October weather can be funny. We have hunted in a 1.5' snowstorm one opening day and 80 degrees on another. Once we had to take a cow and ran into bulls for 3 entire days. We finally got a shot on our cow just north of Demo. There were tourists in a truck photographing her in the road. We no sooner loaded and dropped her when they drove off in a panic.
Every time someone says "it's like shooting a cow in a pasture" I want to ask if they've ever been moose hunting. I've seen four moose in the past two days. One stood still long enough for a picture and three were running away when we saw them. I don't recall seeing cows in pastures running because they've seen someone.

She was a tenth of a mile away and not interested in people watching. We left so that we didn't bother her anymore.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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It just seems odd that some people seem to get picked almost every year, sometimes even a husband/wife team.....and yet other people enter for 20 years and never get picked. Is it just bad luck vs. good??
I have never eaten moose meat but sure would like to try it sometime.....(hint,hint)
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Amateur question to hunters. Can you briefly provide an encapsulation of how hunting regs work in a nutshell if you want to do something like hunt deer or moose (assume one is a state resident for purposes of this question).

You first have to get the hunting license, I assume... and then do you have to get a special endorsement for a particular type of game that interests you? Like do you have to pay a crapload of money for a tag for each individual deer or moose you shoot, or does the process allow you to take x amount of moose a year, or x deer a year, for a flat-rate fee. What's the going rate, etc...
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Maine
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If you haven't had a hunting license you have to take a hunter safety course. A deer and a bear are included in the license fee. You can enter a lottery for moose and any deer (allows you to shoot a doe) permits. If you get a permit it comes with a specific area that you can hunt. If it's a moose permit there's also a specific week that you can hunt. You get six days for moose. If you want to hunt turkeys there's a separate fee ($20) and you can take up to two. Some zones allow only toms. There's also a charge if you want to hunt bear in the early season but if you want to hunt them in only the rifle season (late October through the last Saturday in November). Muzzle loading season adds two weeks to the end of hunting season.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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The games laws are a PITA but not as bad as the fishing regs. I buy the Super Pack to make it a little easyer. Then of course there is the dog training tag the animal propagation tag to keep game birds to train the dogs with, trapping, adc, lotteries blood tracking cert, expanded archery etc. It can all add up for sure.
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