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Drawing Statistics

Elk Drawing System

Elk licenses are awarded to hunters using a random weighted drawing system which began in 2003. Each year, unsuccessful applicants receive one additional "chance" for future drawings.

In the 2022 drawing, applicants had up to 20 chances to be selected - once chance for their current-year application, plus up to 19 chances earned in previous elk drawings (2003 - 2021). 

All license applicants (those who specified "Bull Only" or "Bull or Antlerless" on their application) are eligible for an Any-Elk license. The Any-Elk license is valid for a bull elk or an antlerless elk. Those who specified "Bull or Antlerless" are eligible for an Antlerless Elk license if not selected in the Any-Elk license drawing. 

Total applicants: 48,647 (7,966 applied for chance-only)

Total license quota: 260

2022 Elk Drawing Summary

Chances Any-Elk License Eligible Applicants  Any-Elk License Total Chances (Chances x Applicants) Any-Elk Licenses Awarded Antlerless Elk License Eligible Applicants Antlerless Elk License Total Chances (Chances x Applicants) Antlerless Elk Licenses Awarded
1 6,167 6,167 2 3,410 3,410 7
2 4,065 8,130 4 2,032 4,064 7
3 3,561 10,683 2 1,650 4,950 7
4 2,855 11,420 7 1,297 5,188 8
5 2,490 12,450 2 1,047 5,235 5
6 2,112 12,672 2 877 5,262 9
7 1,889 13,223 2 759 5,313 9
8 1,495 11,960 6 588 4,704 7
9 1,249 11,241 2 493 4,437 10
10 1,251 12,510 1 452 4,520 2
11 1,171 12,881 6 430 4,730 7
12 1,127 13,524 3 417 5,004 9
13 1,253 16,289 2 432 5,616 8
14 1,297 18,158 3 451 6,314 8
15 1,304 19,560 6 440 6,600 8
16 1,294 20,704 3 471 7,536 13
17 1,401 23,817 7 530 9,010 10
18 1,571 28,278 10 625 11,250 16
19 1,597 30,343 7 596 11,324 13
20 1,522 30,440 3 552 11,040 17
TOTALS: 40,671 324,450 80 17,549 125,507 180