My 2009 application in the Ontario moose lottery doesn't have to be in until May 15th I believe. And like others from Ontario have mentioned, the system here is under review, and for good reason. It's lousy!
In the WMU (Wildlife Management Unit) that I typically hunt in, the alotted archery bull tags have been cut by over 60% or more in the past 4 or 5 years. It's actually harder to get a bull tag in the lottery, than it is to get a bull moose while bowhunting! Go figure!
My group application required something like 14 Pool #1 bull tag applications to guarantee a bull tag. The past couple years there was NO guaranteed size groups anymore. And yet every year that I go (cause I go whether I get a bull tag or not), I always see bulls.
But to remain in Pool #1, you have to keep playing the lottery every year by buying a moose licence and sending in your application. Talk about a money grab, or a "cash cow" for the government!