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    I would be concerned about the logistics of...

    I would be concerned about the logistics of packing "several" elk out that far without horses. Killing several elk is possible especially with five or six guys on a two week rifle hunt. When you...
  2. I have no problem with a felon hunting with a bow...

    I have no problem with a felon hunting with a bow or crossbow. I assumed this was legal in every state. Apparently not.
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    Another comment about Representative Halverson's...

    Another comment about Representative Halverson's email:

    Representative Halverson says: Park County receives $13.08 per taxable acre in property taxes, yet only 49˘ in PILT payments per “public”...
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    For those that might not be aware, the American...

    For those that might not be aware, the American Lands Council is a group based in Utah advocating the transfer of federal lands to the states:

    http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/policy_statements...
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    I don't know if she has one. But the same...

    I don't know if she has one. But the same thought occurred to me.
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    A second comment about Representative Halverson's...

    A second comment about Representative Halverson's email:

    She says: There is NO incentive for Wyoming to sell public lands it might acquire. 95% of the proceeds would have to go to the federal...
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    I found this report in the Denver Post. ...

    I found this report in the Denver Post.

    http://www.denverpost.com/outdoors/ci_27592815/conservation-groups-unite-oppose-takeover-land
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    There is a lot to comment on in Representative...

    There is a lot to comment on in Representative Halverson's email. I suggest we take them one by one. I'll go first.

    If it is working out for 32 other states, why wouldn’t it work for Wyoming? Why...
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    Here is the second half of Representative...

    Here is the second half of Representative Halverson's response:

    At this rate, there is a much greater chance that the federal government will limit access than the state will.

    Access to public...
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    Last night I sent an email to all members of the...

    Last night I sent an email to all members of the Wyoming House of Representatives objecting to SF0056 (the study bill). I have already received a response from Representative Marti Halverson...
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    It passed out of the Appropriations Committee on...

    It passed out of the Appropriations Committee on a 7 to 0 vote (see above).
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    Today, thinking that the land transfer study bill...

    Today, thinking that the land transfer study bill might become law, I decided to look into one area the study might examine: property taxes.

    Federal lands in Wyoming do not pay a property tax. ...
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    SF0056 (the study bill) has passed out of the...

    SF0056 (the study bill) has passed out of the House Appropriations Committee on a 7 to 0 vote. Quite disappointing! It will now go to the full House for three readings. I encourage you to email...
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    I was hoping to go to this but couldn't make it. ...

    I was hoping to go to this but couldn't make it. Did anyone go, and can you give us a report?
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    The bear population in Wyoming is increasing....

    The bear population in Wyoming is increasing. Having said that, the chances of a chance encounter with a bear while elk/deer hunting in the Snowies are not good.

    You don't say whether you are a...
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    Sorry for the double post. See below.

    Sorry for the double post. See below.
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    Having passed the House Minerals Committee,...

    Having passed the House Minerals Committee, SF0056 (the study bill) will now go to the House Appropriations Committee. Members of that committee include:

    Steve Harshman, R, Natrona County,...
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    This morning, the House Minerals Committee voted...

    This morning, the House Minerals Committee voted to pass SF0056 (the study bill) on an 8 to 1 vote. The only dissenting vote was from the lone democrat on the committee.

    I know that many of us...
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    I just received an email from Senator Barrasso's...

    I just received an email from Senator Barrasso's Office. They have published a report entitled: Principled Stewardship of the American West
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    The Wyoming House Minerals Committee will vote on...

    The Wyoming House Minerals Committee will vote on SF0056 (the study bill) on Monday morning, February 23rd!! I had hoped that the delay may have been due to them not having enough votes to pass it. ...
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    The House Minerals Committee has not yet...

    The House Minerals Committee has not yet discussed SF0056 (the study bill). It is not on the schedule for tomorrow either. Not sure what is going on here, but let's not let up on the pressure. You...
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    The House Minerals Committee will likely vote on...

    The House Minerals Committee will likely vote on SF0056 (the study bill) tomorrow morning. If you haven't already done so, this would be an excellent time to send an email to the committee members...
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    As some of you may be aware, there is a rally on...

    As some of you may be aware, there is a rally on February 25th in Denver against the transfer of federal lands:
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    There is a rally on February 25th in Colorado...

    There is a rally on February 25th in Colorado against the transfer of federal lands:

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eaic3bz966c9438c&llr=euieaamab

    I wish we could...
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    The House Minerals Committee will likely vote on...

    The House Minerals Committee will likely vote on SF0056 on Tuesday or Wednesday (Feb. 17th or 18th). They are off tomorrow and Monday for President's Day weekend. The next few days would be a good...
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