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Camp Ripley Lottery

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Just wondering if the Ripley lottery has a preference point system? For example, if you didn't get in last year do you have preference this year?

We have been denied 2 years in a row and are wondering if we now have a really good chance?

And if you've always applied for the second weekend, and now want to apply for the first, does that screw up your preference points? (if such a thing exists)

Thanks!

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That's a very good question indeed??? I would go strait to the horses mouth with this question at the MN DNR. Here you go?

Email them at info@dnr.state.mn.us

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I have applied for the 1st hunt for 3 years straight and have gotten picked. I know there are more guys that apply for the 2nd hunt which is why you probably didn't get in. There are PP. It shouldn't matter what hunt you apply for.

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I checked this out a couple of years ago. If you did not get drawn 2 years in a row then you did something wrong. You are gauranteed to go at least every other year. Did you apply as a group with maybe different group members the 2nd year???? If you have a preference point you are guaranteed the 2nd year unless you apply as a group and one of you do not have the preference point.

It does not matter which of the weekends you apply for. That does not matter.

you have app. a 66% chance of getting drawn this year even if you went last year. and again it does not matter which weekend you apply for cause they get app. the same number of apps for both weekends. maybe a few more the 2nd weekend not many. that may change this year cause neithe rof the hunts is a weekend hunt

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I applied 2 years ago and was not drawn. Skipped last year for other hunting arrangements. I got my ap in for this year again...so what do you think the chances are to get drawn? I'm chose the first hunt and to go solo.

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Deadminnow... is right on about your chances this year.

Actually if you have PP and apply with someone who doesn't have any, you are fine, a group is one in all in, and your PP will get everyone in. Thier lack of PP has no bearing on you.

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I disagree,if one of you does not have a preference point you are all in the same boat. and they do this for good reason. you could just sign up with someone that has a point every year. it dont work like that

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Thanks guys!

Two years ago when we didn't get in it was the same guys in the group, but last year we added a newbie so maybe that messed it up for us....

And I bet there will be more applicants for the 1st weekend this year since both hunts are Sunday/Monday.

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We usually get in 2-3 years in a row, and then skip a year. I have talked to several people who have been picked 4-5 years in a row.

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Here is the lotery info for camp ripley off the dnr HSOforum-

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Preference levels: Each year that you apply for a Camp Ripley archery hunt license and don't get drawn for one, you earn a preference point until you are drawn. If you are a first-year applicant or a previous-year winner, you are a preference level 1. The higher your preference level, the better chance of getting a license. For example, a preference level 2 has a better chance of getting a license than a preference level 1. Group preference works the same way. Some of our lottery drawings you can apply for as a group, such as this one; your group's preference is the same as the preference of the member with the lowest preference level.

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I think this year you will have a better chance of getting drawn the 2nd weekend.

I agree! We usually apply for the 2nd wknd and this time we applied for the first. I'm crossing my fingers!

Nels

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Sorry to jump on this thread but does anyone know when the results come back??? If I remember correctly it was sometime in September??

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