I started hunting in 1963, no one my age will ever forget that Friday before opening day in American history. Would see lots of does hardly a buck. Then the "party permit" came along along I want to say 1965, my girl friend now wife worked for the Conservation Dept. which is now the DNR. Tons of applications came in, and the office gals would dump them down on floor and hand select the apps., truly amazing how I got one every year. Who will ever forget "earn a buck" !! Another off the wall DNR idea, seemed like the only time I saw a nice buck in those's days was before I shot a doe, being old school I didn't like shooting does anyway. Think this was about the time they ended metal tags, correct me if I'm wrong. Shortly after this they told us they wanted all the does shot, and we had tags coming out of you know where !! From 90's until now I have a draw full of unused tags. One deer a year is plenty if, I'll never buy an extra tag, right now I get 6 tags a year, 3 bow, 3 gun, in southern farm zone which I never use because my grandsons do most the shooting. I'll given up telling the DNR what a bunch of idiots they are, think they know it !! Doing away with back tags wonderful, now you can't ID a violator even if you wanted to turn them in. No tags at all now, all electronic just great, what do us old dummies do that don't have smart phones, a violators dream. But even with all this as the Yooper's say, its the greatest time of year.