Nothing for me yet although I only put in for Saturdays at the valley refuges. From looking at the other posts it appears the more southern refuges are the hot ticket -easier to draw! How's the hunting in general at Los Banos, Wister and Kesterson as compared to the Sac. Valley refuges?
I put in for every Wed. ad Sat. at LDC, Sac, and Delevan. I have gotten #3, #57,& #8 for Sac, and #28 for LDC so I can't complain. I wish for all of you who haven't gotten any to take my spot in the drawing, not! Hopefully most have a sense of humor as I have been in your shoes too of course. Good luck!
The ones that I have that I havent thrown away are 6. One for LDC for this wednesday #26 and Five for the Lodge and I have had more but these are the ones I have left Oct. 31st #35 Nov. 18th #122 Nov. 21st #89 December 8th #179 Dec. 9th # 133 and thats all that I have left but I have gone twice to the lodge this year and threw a couple away because I couldnt go.
I put in for LDC, SAC, SUT, DEL and COL every shoot day and I've only got 1 SAC and 1 COL back and I', 4 for 9 at Gray Lodge. I think there's something to when you put them in too because for GL I've gotten a #189, #190 and #193 so I must be around the bottom for that draw...
I put in for 3 - 5 places for every Wednesday, Sunday, and a couple of Saturdays. So far I have received four yellow cards in the mailbox. One for Grizzly Island on pheasant opener, one for Yolo on pheasant opener, and two for Grey Lodge on Wednesdays. Have yet to draw any of the good ones like LDC, Delevan or Sutter.
Have tried the night before lottery at Colusa twice and Delevan once. Got lucky every time with a low number in the drawing.
In regards to reservations, I have received 3 so far in the last two weeks! I have one for this Sat. and I its going to be the first one I have used so far. Last year I put in and got a bunch as well. I usually only hunt with one of my buddies, but sometimes he can't go and I end up going by myself. Maybe the next couple of resies I get that he cant go, I'll post the date here and anyone(that's if you are not a freak!) can hunt with me. Isn't that one of the aspects of hunting anyways, the camaraderie between men? Anyways, going out this Saturday,and looking forward to it. Hope to talk to guys later.
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