It would be interesting to see the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation comparison.
please don't take this wrong, it is not the sheriff you need to worry about. it is the residents who are complaining about out of staters. I hear it every day here in idaho.The out of State license plate on hunter's vehicle could be a problem this fall for many of us. All it takes is one glory seeking sheriff to ruin your hunt. Lets all pray this simmers down some in the next few weeks. If it continues to get worse. Fall of 2020 could be a nightmare for us.
Are you kidding? How in the world would "quarantining" in a hotel be safer than staying in a tent in the backcountry? No one is going to sit in a hotel for 14 days. They will go out and get supplies, go into the lobby for towels, shampoo, soap, etc., and will more than likely do a lot worse before the 14 days are up (out of sheer boredom). Most people that go to hunt are staying in a camper or tent and will be with people they have been traveling with. There should be common sense exceptions to these "orders". Sadly common sense isn't so common in our country anymore.
Crazy times we are living in. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. However, since you're in favor of this rule, how does it make sense to allow outfitted hunts and not diy hunts? On an outfitted hunt, the non-resident is at minimum in direct contact with 1(or likely more) local individuals for days. In your average camp, there will be multiple people from multiple areas of the country mixing with local guides and a local cook. To me these hunts would have a greater risk for infecting the local population. The average diy guy travelling in will likely stop for gas, and possibly groceries. Those stops will be under whatever local mask/distancing rules are in place. Then they are hunting and not coming in contact with anyone until they maybe get gas on their way home.
For any of you curious how some of the other western states are doing, here are some of their stats.
maybe some counties. not the whole stateNot trying to poke any eyes, but I am not sure some of you understand rural America. You think you have rights in local courts. Only if you have the money to appeal it to a higher court. I hope it does not happen, but out of state hunters need to know what is going on in the area they plan to hunt. Heck was it in Idaho just recently you could not be on public land unless you lived in that County.