There's only one way to look at this...and that's more tags going to Residents.To your first point-
You honestly dont think that "more people" would draw tags if there was a waiting period? This would provide more opportunity for a wider range of residents. Which in theory should make more people happy. But, if that isn't what the "task force" is after then this is nothing more than a tag grab of greed. Is the task force even trying to make the majority of residents happy? Or are they just after the NR tags?
Even if they went to 90/10 the same people could potentially be randomly drawing that tag several times in a row while others will STILL sit on the sidelines..crying that they still haven't drawn a tag...so whats the point? Its really the simple case of "it is never enough" going on here.
It is of my opinion that residents need to fix their side of the draw and not mess with the minuscule amount of non-residents tags. Think about it, a waiting period would completely eliminate that person from being in the random draw for a period of 5 years (or whatever was chosen 3-5-7?).....seems pretty substantial to me. Of course it would severely affect guys your age so I understand why you are not for it, because it doesn't specifically benefit you. However, the people who have been "trying to draw a LQ unit for 30 years" would have a substantial increase in odds of drawing that tag under those waiting period terms. More so than adding a few more of the NR's tags to the pot or for that matter all of them. It seems like residents are just upset that other residents are drawing LQ tags more often than others and they feel that adding more tags to the pot is going to make up the difference. Well, I hate to break it to them but its still a lottery and they are likely to be disappointing still...unless they can limit the amount of people getting into that lottery.....thats the ONLY way they will significantly increase their draw odds.
To your second point- Everyone here understands this. We all get it, if residents want more tags they need to get more tags from somewhere else. BUT, if what the residents truly want better odds on high end LQ tags they need to be pushing waiting periods for DEA and lengthen the waiting periods for sheep and moose or turn them into OIL tags. I didnt crunch the numbers but this has to be able to help way more than a 90/10 split.
To your third point- With the way creep is going for NR's drawings , I would be 100% fine if there was a LQ waiting period for NR DEA individuals of 3-5 years. That would eliminate the guys who are point averaging to get into units year, after year, after year again. My only chance at the units I am looking at is the random draw at this point so I would gladly pursue a 5 year waiting period for DEA as a non-resident. That would in theory get 5 times X amount of people who have drawn the tags out of the draw by year 5....Basically, it would reduce the amount of people applying by X amount of tags per year and increase the random draw odds from 3% up to say 20% which would be fine by me.
Of course, this would benefit guys like me who are still young so I am sure that a lot of people would be against this idea. Would I like to hunt Wyoming yearly? Sure. Do I need to? No.
I don't care about increasing draw odds, I care about MORE Residents getting more tags...that's it.
The people that live here, work here, pay taxes here, build lives here deserve a higher allocation, its not complicated.
Sebastian's "analysis" of 6 Wyoming elk areas is the perfect example...to 1,400 Residents over the next 10 years it will allow them to hunt better elk areas. That's significant, I don't care what the draw odds are, or even if it improves odds at all. Don't care.
Same with 90-10 for sheep over the next 10 years, 300 more Residents will hunt sheep in Wyoming...to those 300 people that's significant, hunts of a lifetime most likely.
THAT is the reason Residents are pushing 90-10.
Waiting periods don't increase odds or the number of tags, just shifts where we hunt and apply...no need for them.
Finally, to ease your mind that all I think about is my chances at more tags...feel free to listen to the testimony on the recording where I testified in favor of retroactively making sheep and moose once in a lifetime for those that are currently in the 5 year waiting period.
If that passes, which I'm sure it will...I just testified to take myself out of the sheep drawing for the rest of my life. And I assure you, I like to hunt sheep more than 99% of the people applying. I'll take that hit to myself personally to make sure others get the same chance I did.