The New Year marks a very important time in the cycle for the sportsman trying to draw a great tag. It’s the kick-off of application season across the West. If you’re not applying for tags – start … it’s time! If you are applying, stay the course! Giving-up now would be a grave mistake. Building those valuable Bonus Points is the name of the game and often the key element to drawing the very best tags in the country.
Is your name on the next dream mule deer tag or once-in-a-lifetime sheep tag? What about drawing an Arizona elk tag in the bugle? We can promise you this – you can’t draw these magnificent tags if you don’t apply.
If you are a current client of WTA TAGS, you should now be in possession of your 2020 Renewal Statement/Portfolio. Let’s get those WTA TAGS Portfolios renewed today! Per your instruction letter that accompanied your TAGS Portfolio, you can renew by mail or by phone. If you have a more complex portfolio or specific instructions, renewing by phone is always best. The WTA TAGS Consultants, located in Sidney Nebraska, are here for you and are committed to the office Monday – Friday, 8AM-5PM MST. Yes, we are often on the phone this time of year – Tis’ The Season – but we are completely dedicated to your satisfaction and promise to get you called back in a timely manner.
If there is one tip we can give you – Don’t wait, renew today! This subject matter is just too critical to your big-game hunting future to procrastinate. Waiting to renew, until just before a state deadline, is always a risky proposition. Having the peace-of-mind of an early renewal and a confirmation receipt, in hand, is definitely wise.
If you are not currently utilizing the WTA TAGS service to apply you for high quality tags, we would love to help. Our team is standing-by and a conversation with one of our professional TAGS Consultants could change your life. During this conversation, your TAGS Consultant will listen to get a clear picture of your hunting goals. Some of the questions he will ask will be in regards to:
- Trophy Quality
- Time Frame
- Physical Condition
Once this has been established, your WTA TAGS Consultant will make recommendations and help you dial-in on the appropriate application strategy. Once enrolled, he will then be with you the entire way, from filing the application with proper game management unit selection, to point tracking, to hopefully successful draw. If successful in the draw, reputable outfitter recommendation is also part of the service. Your TAGS Consultant will be completely on-top of any changes in state policy, non-resident tag allocations, moisture levels, etc. Bottom line, you will be in excellent hands. But, you must be persistent. Stick with your Consultant, stay loyal to the process and good things will come.
Naturally, this all comes at an expense. Our fees are based on difficulty of the application and amount of possible “float” involved. What do we mean when we say “float”? Several states require the entire tag fee to be paid, up-front- at time off application. Another huge feature of the WTA TAGS service is that we “float” this upfront tag requirement on our client’s behalf. You will not pay for a tag until it’s drawn. We are truly a full service application company.
Why apply? Well, there are several reasons. In some states (like Arizona, Iowa, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming) the draw system is the only reasonable way to obtain a big game tag. However, probably the most important reason to apply is what we like to call – Cost vs. Quality. The sheep species is probably the most extreme example of this. If you draw a sheep tag in the West, fully guided hunts will cost between $6,000 to $8,000. That’s a fraction of the cost of booking in Alberta or Mexico and the quality in the draw areas is often significantly superior. Yes, the sheep species is probably the most extreme example of why you should be playing the draw, however; we can go through this Cost vs. Quality scenario for almost all the species – elk, mule deer, Shiras moose, mountain goat, etc. The draw is often going to give you a much higher quality experience at a significantly reduced cost!
In closing, give us a call. Ask to speak to a WTA TAGS Consultant. We can definitely help. Again, drawing some of these awesome tags could take a while, but when you do draw it’s a pretty special day in one’s hunting career. We’ve been doing this a long time and we’ve seen some pretty incredible tags drawn and trophies harvested. Now is the time – Tis’ The Season – don’t let another year pass you by. Also, remember, we apply for our client’s kids – free of charge! 1-800-755-TAGS(8247).