I've got high hopes. No this post isn't related to the one below it. I've completed my annual ritual of sending good money into the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in anticipation of winning the moose and/or bighorn sheep lottery.
In Wyoming the lottery is conducted via a point system combined with semi-random chance. In other words preference goes to the person with the highest number of points, if everyone has the same number of points its random, otherwise its ranked.
For the last 10 years I've always come in one preference point behind what was needed to get a moose tag. Last year was no exception. This year I've got just enough points to get a tag if the ranking works out like last year. So, we'll see.
I've never been even close to getting a sheep tag. After checking the 2014 results I see that I am getting close to having enough points. This creates a dilemma for me. I'm not in shape for a sheep hunt if I have to do it on foot. I don't have anything like enough money to pay an outfitter for the hunt. It might have been better to buy my point instead of putting in for a tag. Part of me hopes to not draw the tag this year even though this hunt will be something that I will only be able to get once or maybe twice in my lifetime.