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Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit Increase

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Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit Increase

Postby Realwarrior » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:52 pm

Please be aware that the LBL Hunter use permit WITH BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING IS SET TO INCREASE FROM $35 TO $75. IT IS NOTED IN THE KY Spring Hunting Guide. Here is the email from Jeff Land@ LBL with the statement " the hunt permit is $25 and that cost is not changing". Keep this statement in mind and go back to my statement about the cancellation of the with hunts where I stated that this was a way for employees that hunt to eliminate competition. This is a way for employees and local hunters to eliminate competition from traveling hunters.

Mr. Xxxxxxx,

The cost of the combination hunt/camping permit is scheduled to go to $75 effective May 2, 2020. The portion of the combination permit that is the hunt permit is $25 and that cost is not changing. The portion of the combination permit that is for the camping portion is changing to $50.


This price change for the camping portion is the result of a fee comparability study that was completed in the last few months.


The Forest Service is beginning to work with the states of KY and TN to ask them about changing the combination fee and revising the agreements between the states and the Forest Service to reflect those changes.


This fee change has not been addressed in a SOPA.


Forest Service Shield

Jeff Laird
Customer Service Manager
Laird, Jeffrey - FS • jeffrey.laird@usda.gov

Westbrook, John D -FS • john.westbrook2@usda.gov

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Here's my Response, FYI, a SOPA is a Schedule of Proposed Action. These are to be proposed and used to make the environmental and financial assessment and to allow public input.

If the fee is being increased 1. It needs to be addressed in a SOPA. 2. The assessment needs to include addressing the fees as they pertain to Access pass holders. Furthermore this fee increase creates barriers to Outdoor Recreation for those with disabilities and/or limited financial means,. In particular before imposing the 114% fee increase you need to address and study the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act, https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-con ... t?r=60&s=1

This email was sent to Jeff Land, John Westbrook at LBL, as well as Rich Storm KDFWR and Senator Rand Paul
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Re: Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit Increase

Postby Displaced_Vol » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:26 pm

What was the dispersed/backcountry permit by itself in the past?
I feel like the $35 combo hunt/camp ended up bring a bit of a discount. I bought them separately a couple years ago & remember thinking I should have gotten the $35 combo to start with.

That is a ridiculous price increase IMO, compatibility study or not. I understand things get more expensive over time but come on.

I also don’t understand how they can do some stuff at the drop of a hat, but other decisions take years & umpteen federal studies. There has to be a happy medium somewhere.

Rant over, for now.
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