False. They actually do look closely at animal use days. Where I'm from anyway...No and yes to your two questions, respectively! I also agree with your comments, but that's not the way it works in Wyoming! Each landowner, whether resident or NR, that has 160 acres of contiguous deeded land that has 2000 animal use days per species in a calendar year can apply for one full price and one reduced price license for each species that qualifies. Those licenses are then removed from the resident and NR pools before the draws are held. That's why there are two different dates that the resident or NR has to apply for them due tio the differenc ein draw dates. The area Game Warden handles it and you can bet that as long as they own 160 acres that they aren't going to look at the other restrictive qualification very close to give them the requested licenses.
EDIT: What is really bad about this landowner tag situation is that they can divide up their ranch into a number of 160 acre sections and put them under different family member names as owner in the tax rolls and then each of those 160 acre sections qualifies for the two licenses! That's what I understand the Carter family near TenSleep did a few years ago to get extra licenses. They ran/run an outfitting/guiding operation and got caught allowing nonresidents to use those tags when they can only be used by the owner or a close family member. At least two or three were sentenced under the Lacey Act along with some nonresidents who took animals kiiled illegally with those tags, but even though there were some pretty good money judgements, it wasn't nearly enough to compensate for the crimes and all the time State and Federal agents spent on the case.