We may have had discussion on this before, but here is a post I think everyone around here would like to read. Especially the Non-Residents who have been putting in for Wyoming.
Wow! Definitely will have to keep my eyes on that situation. Thanks for sharing! Myself and I am sure many others here have invested a lot into the points. I was finally starting to feel like I would be in the running for a few of the areas I had my eye on. It will be interesting to see how this transpires!
After burning my elk and antelope points, I still have max deer point and will use them in 2015. After that it will probably antelope only I apply for points to hunt. Sad, sad situation as I have hunted Wyoming since 1980 and love the state. When I retired 15 years ago it was where I wanted to retire to, but my wife liked Colorado better.
I agree with "Not on my watch" 100% and will do what I can to help.
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If they think they have a budget shortfall now they are looking for a budget disaster if they do this. Where will they make up the lost revenue from non resident tags? I guess residents will be asked to make up the difference by paying a lot more for their tags. I understand as a resident of Colorado the frustration of tags going to non residents but they help pay the bills by paying 500+ dollars for tags! I can see a 70/30 or 75/25 split as reasonable but 90/10 is B.S, myself and I am sure others would quit sending them over $100.00 per year for preference points. I do not apply in AZ or NM anymore for the same reason. Good luck with that.
Last edited by In God We Trust; 02-14-2014 at 06:36 PM.
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Somebody has absolutely no financial idea of what they are doing. Nonresidents pay either $326 (regular draw) or $566 (special draw) for deer licenses vs. the resident deer tag cost of $43. I think nonresidents buy something around 30% of the deer tags.
So if they cut nonresident tags to 10% they will lose 2/3 of the people who are consistently paying 7 1/2 to 13 times as much per tag as the residents pay.
How long could you stay in business by intentionally saying so long to 2/3 of your most wildly profitable customers?
It's coming back next year, minus Elk, Deer, and Antelope, allegedly.
I was talking to an outfitter friend of mine today at the NWTF convention in Nashville and he told me it was shot down. We then talked about all the loss jons that would happen if this bill in fact ever goes through.
The small towns that rely on NR, the outfitters, ranchers, meat packers, taxidermist, etc. I know some people have beef with outfitters but at the end of the day they are hard working folk just like us, at least the ones I know. Trust me, Im all about public land hunting, but those of us that have more money than time that outfitter really makes our life much easier and to see them and the other people at jeopardy over selfishness is nonsense to me.
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Wow I'm not sure what to say about that! Maybe disappointing?
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Until Hicks gets voted out this and other Bills of the same type will continue to flow thru the Legislature.
I don't get it. G&F is broke but they're trying to lower the NR tag allotment? What's their angle?
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