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    As for tag allocations for non residents, it's not practical for everybody that wants to go hunt a great unit in say, "colorado" to get the chance. Demand is way too high, so the states are keeping most of the tags for their residents, only makes sense. It's a rare opportunity to get these high demand units and the wait is long and hard, that's what makes them so special. The industry/number of hunters is growing much faster than the game populations, everybody will not be satisfied. BKC said it, "supply and demand".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdcour View Post
    it sure is hard getting over the "sticker shock" of a tag/license these days!
    Agreed, western big game hunting is definitely a commitment.

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    When I moved to Wyoming in 1976 the "NR wilderness law" was in effect back then. I have no clue just when it was enacted but it was well over 37 years ago. I always was told it was pushed by the outfitters. Could be. But IMO it will never be changed, ever. One thing a NR can be assured of though; the cost of hunting in the west will continue to rise.

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    this year i had to direct 2 diff group of NR hunters in the right direction, they told me where they were headed and i told them they were going the wrong way. they had a map but no gps, maps and gps are useless unless you know how to use them. they didnt even have proper gear for the weather we were having. my budy thats with the rescue team has been called out 3 times this fall looking for lost NR and one call for a local guy???????? none were hurt, just lost and headed where they had no idea where they were. i would like to know the $$$$ thats spent on these rescue missions in the western states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I think residents should come first but nonresidents should have some opportunity to hunt too. I think generally speaking 20% to nonresidents is reasonable. Some states could give nonresidents a little more. Idaho for example, nonresidents can draw up to 10% of tags but are not guaranteed any tags. I am ok with the 10% but it would be nice if they would at least separate the resident and nonresident draws and give nonresidents a strait up chance at 10% of the tags after having to buy a $150 hunting license just to apply.
    The 10% cap is on limited entry tags there are plenty of over the counter tags to buy. In a hunt with 10 tags a year I have no problem with the up to 10% formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivorytip View Post
    i would like to know the $$$$ thats spent on these rescue missions in the western states.
    Colorado has a mandatory S & R fee on all licenses (Res, NR, hunting, fishing).
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    Wyoming is funded by donations, mostly at the point of license sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    All the western states have wilderness, why is Wyoming the only state with this requirement? Me thinks outfitters have lots of clout with the state, just like Colorado! Safety is just a smoke screen.

    And it's also Federal land (public). National Forest not State land. It's been fought in court before but like you said, the Outfitter's Lobby in Wy. carries a lot of clout . Been something that's bothered me for 31 yrs. but it would never stop me from hunting there.

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    I think AK tag pricing is very fair, they understand the incurred cost in travel and keep their tags manageable. As far as the required guide, it makes much more sense for AK than WY IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T43 View Post
    The 10% cap is on limited entry tags there are plenty of over the counter tags to buy. In a hunt with 10 tags a year I have no problem with the up to 10% formula.
    I understand the up to 10% is only on LE tags. I just wish they would give NR's a straight shot at 10%.

 

 

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