Point Tracker: Insider feature and why it should be your first step in researching hunts
Throughout the west, permits are primarily allocated through state drawings. Many states have bonus and/or preference point draw systems and the key to getting permits is applying the points you have to help you draw permits. My first step every year before starting my research is to update the number of points I have within the Point Tracker section of my Insider account.
Our Insider research feature Point Tracker helps you to more easily track your points and find the best hunts for you.
Point Tracker allows you to store all your bonus/preference points in every state in your personal Insider account. This solves a huge pain point when it comes to the organization of your hunting information and it also saves time!
Ditch your old ways of keeping track of your points on napkins, spreadsheets or notepads, by saving them within Point Tracker in your Insider account.
Point Tracker automatically works with Filtering 2.0 and Draw Odds. It will automatically remember your residency status and how many points you have for each species! This is a huge time saver when it comes to manually entering those in each time you want to do some research.
We’ve made it super easy to track the points for your family members too. Let’s say you have a son or daughter and you’ve been building points for them. In Point Tracker you can create different users for your family and then you can swap between users in Point Tracker AND you can swap between family members on Filtering 2.0 and Draw Odds when you are researching hunts for them.
Point Tracker Breakdown
Point Tracker is your source to keep track of all your bonus points/preference points in one spot. We cover every Western state and every application type you can build points for.
POINT TRACKER WORKS WITH FILTERING 2.0 & DRAW ODDS!
As stated earlier, Point Tracker works seamlessly with Filtering 2.0 and Draw Odds. No longer will you need to enter your residency and points every time you go to Filtering 2.0 and Draw odds. And if you want to view the results in Filtering 2.0 or Draw Odds of your family members, you can simply just select the dropdown arrow at the top where it says, "Point Tracker: YOUR NAME" and switch to a different user.
For quick reference, Point Tracker can be found under the Insider dropdown menu or by clicking the button below.
ADDING YOUR POINTS TO POINT TRACKER
Adding points to Point Tracker is super easy!
- Click on “Add Points”
- Then select a state you have points in
- Enter your residency
- If you want to store extra information, you could also enter your hunter ID in that state which might come in handy when you apply
- Under that state, it will show you all the application types
- Now just enter the number of points you have for each species and click “Save”
- You’ll now see that state on your main personal Point Tracker page with a list of the species you have points accumulated for
If you need to look up your points in every state to enter them into GOHUNT’s Point Tracker, check out an article series here.
Note: Next to each species there is a tooltip icon that you can hover over to explain the points for that species. For example, under Arizona deer, if you hover over the tooltip it will say, “Deer points apply to Coues or Mule deer.” This will help you understand points in each state.
ADD FAMILY MEMBERS
If you want to add points for your family members, just tap on the down arrow on your profile photo in the upper left corner and click, “Manage Profiles”. Then select “Add Family Member” on the next page.
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Insider makes it easy to find tag opportunities by state, species and probability of draw odds success and much more! Whether you have 0 points or 10, Insider gives you the information you need to plan a successful hunt.