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    What did you learn this year?

    Happy birthday!!!
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    2021 Hunting Success Thread

    Just got home from five weeks hunting bear in southern Wyoming and mule deer in northern Colorado. Had a great time! Retirement is tough...but somebody has to do it. Here's a video.
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    Back from my African Bowhunt (video)

    Excellent video production!
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    I also grew up in North Dakota:) I would rather not have a bonus point system or a preference point system. Either system puts newcomers too far behind everyone else. But the preference point system is especially notorious for discriminating against anyone who didn't get in on the ground...
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    Just to clarify...I'm not necessarily against the 90/10 split as long as changes are made to the preference point system FIRST. If there are no changes to the system, I am against changing to the 90/10 allocation.
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    I have not shed tears, but I have cursed a blue streak. Can't see doing that to others, just because it was done to me.
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    Wyo Task Force - Nonres Comments!

    I have submitted my comments to the Task Force. Please consider joining me in calling for a conversion to the Bonus Point system.
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    Finally, 2021 Wyoming Unit 26 Moose Hunt Tag!

    Congrats! Here is a link to a video about my hunt in Unit 26.
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    Senate Bill 103 - Wyoming License Price Increase - Guy Eastman

    I agree with most of this except for the part about the legislature seldom interfering with the Game and Fish Department and the Commission. The legislature is constantly trying to micromanage G&F. They just took away G&F authority to consider closing feed grounds. A couple years ago, there...
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    2021 WY Bill for Tag Increases

    Good point about the 12 year old kid! But the truth is a 12 year old entering the preference point game will be way behind in preference points and will likely not be able to hunt moose or sheep for 20 to 30 years. I think it would be much better for the state to convert to the bonus point...
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    2021 WY Bill for Tag Increases

    Yes, the courts have ruled that it is okay for Game and Fish Departments to discriminate against nonresidents. But that doesn't mean it's right. This bill is sponsored by two individuals with dubious credentials (Hicks and Wharff). A couple of years ago, Better Wyoming rated Hicks as the worst...
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    Sources of Revenue for Wyoming Game and Fish

    Buzz, for the most part I agree. But I simply don't like the preference point system. And it's not because of the cost of buying the points. It's because it makes it very difficult to draw a license, especially if you didn't get in on the ground floor. I would like to see all states get rid...
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    Sources of Revenue for Wyoming Game and Fish

    Here is a breakdown of the sources of revenue for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. You might be surprised to see how much they get from the sale of preference points...
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    Region A, Units 1,2 & 3 Mule Deer

    I have hunted area 2 for 30 years...but always for whitetails. There are a lot of whitetails on Forest Service property, but not many mule deer. To find mule deer, you need to get off the Forest and into more open country...either private or BLM. I am not saying there aren't any mule deer on...
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    Video of Snowy Range Moose Hunt

    As some of you know from my previous posts, my wife drew a Snowy Range moose tag. We spent five and half weeks hunting in September and October. Why did it take five and half weeks to get a moose? You’ll have to watch the attached video to get the full story. We experienced a lot of...