The process used now allows all Pa residents to apply at the same time. The odds are no different now for a resident of a WMU not receiving a tag. It wouldn't change if it was a draw. What would change is that it would be tamper proof. Making it as tamper proof as possible should be a PGC priority.
I have to be honest and comment because I sense others do also.........the way you word things in defense the current process makes us wonder if someone on the inside is helping at the CT where you apply. You need to understand that perspective exists.
Everyone is looking for an edge! Human nature. It's a system ripe for tampering. Do you know how easy it is for a postal worker to hand cancel an application, and slip in the front of a tray before it gets handed off the CT? It may not seem like a big deal as there are so many tags to be handed out.....but it's tampering never the less. IMO, the security within the process needs to be tightened up. Every applicant deserves it. With the technology available today, the time has come.
I don't have any special privileges what so ever from the County Treasurer where I apply and my application is put in the Post Office mailbox the same time and way as thousands of others. I see dozens of local people dropping them in the post office every year in the few minutes it takes me to walk in and mail mine.
I might add that I have a pretty close relative who is a County Treasurer in one of our counties and though I speak with him pretty often I don't send to him for the very reason that someone might think I am getting special treatment or favors.
The only thing that gives me any edge is that I took the time to find out how different County Treasurers handle the applications when they get them. I selected a County Treasurer that will have employees stay as long as it takes to process all of the applications they receive every day. That way I, and everyone else, can be assured that the day their application arrives at the Treasurer's Office it is going to be processed that day.
Everyone interested in getting an antlerless license could do the same research if they wanted. But, instead they complain because they were not involved enough to increase their own chances of success. Well, shame on them if they were to uninvolved or to lazy to the research that would improve their odds and then sent it to the wrong County. I have never understood why that is such a difficult concept for people to understand and accept. But, it seem the majority have figured it out and as usual it is only a few rebels who expect the system to be changed so they don't have to show any responsibility for their own future issues, good or bad. I guess it is just a sign of the times and they way people view life today though.
For what it is worth though I will say that I am pretty certain this legislation is not going anywhere. The County Treasurers are already rallying their forces against this legislation so I suspect it will die in the House.