"When HAS applies for you, they front the money for your tag fees, which as you know, can be thousands of dollars. That alone makes this service unique. As far as I know, no other company offers a similar service. They also complete and check all the applications themselves, thereby avoiding the common errors most of us amateurs make. They send in the applications via certified express-mail, avoiding one obvious danger applications lost in the mail. Another advantage of using HAS rather than one of the big application services is that they don't flood the best units with applications, thereby reducing your odds of success.
"HAS takes great care to obtain personal information, including physical conditioning and hunting experience, to match applicants to the area that best suits their conditioning and objectives. Since Larry Altimus has over 40 years of hunting and guiding experience under his belt, he also provides a wealth of knowledge for his clients and offers his guiding services to clients successful in the drawings.
"Here is how his service works: normally, during the first week of January, each client receives an application order form covering sheep, elk, deer, antelope, moose, mountain goats and several exotics for that year. You complete this form and return it. It's easiest if you include your credit card number and information so that they don't have to take additional time and effort calling you to get it. Your credit card will be billed for ONLY the nonrefundable application fee, plus a modest fee for HAS........(continued)