Because people have been burned by a few County Treasurers, they are tight-lipped when they find a good one, who does their expected tasks expeditiously. And telling a hunting forum about their "honey-hole" isn't only about hunting spots...Does anyone have a special county that they like to send their anterless applications to and/or does anyone know what county processes/sells the largest number of anterless deer applications in a year?
That's probably mostly true, but there are, or at the very least were, a handful of treasurers that don't seem to give a hoot about doe tags and don't process them in a timely manner or don't staff up for the 'event' or whatever the case may be. There are also many (most?) treasurers in this state that doe tags are their bread and butter and they'll do what ever it takes to get as many through as possible in as short a time frame as possible. Elk County is one of the latter....I don't mind putting that one out there since Dick has hammered that home for years on here. There are others that are just as good. There's also others that fall into the middle of the extremes. Then there's the whole election-changes-things stuff when you get a new treasurer and just don't know what to expect in regards to doe tag processing. The one I send to recently changed in the last election....I was leery but sent there anyway. Lucky for me the new treasurer is even better than the last one with doe tags. They were always processed quickly and I always had them on time, but it was usually September when I'd actually get the tag. I know that doesn't really matter, but it's a principle thing for me. The new guy processed and had my tag back to be within two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised.I used to just fill them out and send them, but as I get older I fill them out, have my wife double check all of it and then send it.
But that is what I'm talking about. I would bet if the truth were known with all of the boo-hooing on here about not getting licenses there is some type of operator error on the applicants part whether they want to admit it or not. And I would put that number at 99% of the time, from filling something out improperly to just not mailing in a timely fashion.