Wasn't sure what to put on the subject line on this one, thought about "brain cramp" but this is more appropriate.
Anyway, Colorado has a drawing/points system for choosing who gets to hunt in prime areas. Last year a buddy drew Trinchera Ranch, a cow elk permit. I didn't, getting another preference point. So this year I figured I was a lock for the ranch. But I screwed up and missed the deadline, a real brain cramp. Hunting the ranch must be like what hunting in Colorado was years ago, not many hunters, lots of game, beautiful terrain. Anyway, every year, the DOW reserves 20% of the cow and doe tags for a lottery... You have to be a CO resident and put in your application in person in San Luis, CO. So I'm sitting in a motel near San Luis the night before the drawing. I have no idea how many people show up for this event, I''m not even sure how many tags are available, but it was worth a day of vaca to see if I can get one.
Wish me luck...