“Spring is an exciting time of year for hunters and fishers. The fishing part is obvious, but not quite so much for hunters. Of course we can be out chasing spring black bear and turkeys but, to me at least, the exciting part of spring is the planning and application process for hunts that occur later in the year. It used to be a simple matter to buy a license or apply for both state and out of state permits, but those days are long gone. Today, it is big business with multiple clearing houses charging a fee to do the applications for you and supposedly maximize your chances of being drawn. A lot of our SCI members still do the work themselves and have become quite expert at doing so…”