If the game animals were managed by the Feds then this might be the case but the animals are managed by the state as a state resource so the states get the say so. The way that the Feds manage a lot of things I would hate to see just how they would manage the animals. But I do tip my had to the Federal Wildlife managers that are out there.For the most part I agree with you. Where we differ is on federal lands. Wyoming has a lot of it same as my state Arkansas. So every US hunter should be able to hunt these lands. Yes they need to be managed, but not exclude Nonresidents. Wyoming does this by restricting Wilderness areas. New Mexico does this by tag allocation. I would like to see tag allocation related to amount of federal land a state has to hunt. Sure charge NR more. I am ok with that. You would think the PP game has run its course on a lot of game, but like old PT Barnum said.
The same could be said of private property. Since it is private should the state or property owner be the one that has the say on how the animals on their property is managed? Some would go with a scorched earth policy on the animals where others would make you pay through the nose for the opportunity to hunt "their" animals.
While I don't like paying non resident fees to hunt other states it is part of the game to hunt other states. No one is twisting your arm to go out of state to hunt, it is your choice to do so.