Special Opportunity Area Frequently Asked Questions
How many hunts/workshops can I register for?
You can register for as many as desired. If you are selected as a hunter or alternate you can only accept one hunt. This includes both the hunter and alternate status. If you were selected as a hunter and selected as an alternate for a different hunt. You should accept the hunter first. Once you have accepted a hunter or alternate status all other hunts you were selected for are automatically declined. If you were only selected as an alternate you must accept this to be placed on the alternate list for that hunt. If you were selected as an alternate for more than one hunt. Accept the hunt that would be your first choice at attend. This will add you to the alternate list for that hunt.
Hunter = you have been selected for a limited quota permit. You must accept your hunter status to receive your limited quota permit.
Alternate = you have placed as an alternate for a limited quota permit. You will be notified by email if your alternate status changes to hunter, should selected hunters decline their permit selection.
Not Selected = you have not been selected as a hunter or alternate.
You are only allowed to accept 1 limited quota permit “hunter” or “alternate” status. Once you accept your hunter or alternate status all other selections are automatically declined/grayed out. Unfortunately, the selection cannot be changed once you accept a status, as this is a computer generate process for allocation and selections.
If selected as an alternate and I accepted that status, I am an alternate for all SOA hunts for just that one hunt?
Each hunt has a separate alternate list. The hunt for which alternate status was accepted is the only hunt you will potentially move into the hunter status on. When a hunter unregisters from a hunt, the first alternate will move into the hunter position and will be notified via email.
Why have I not received an email associated with registrations?
For the random draw hunt registrations, you will receive an email after the draw date indicating your status if you were selected as a hunter or alternate. If you have not received an email, please log onto the registration page and click “Sign into my hunts registration” at the top of the page. If we do not have your email and phone number you will be prompted to click on an “Action Required” link to enter that missing information.
When will I get information about my hunt and my assigned unit?
We are working on finalizing hunt package information. We will get the information for the hunts in October and November out within 10 days to 2 weeks prior to the hunts. After we get those hunt packages complete we will follow with the remaining hunt packages.