If states restrict OUR access by reducing NR tags to next to nothing, id almost rather OUR public lands be taken away from the states. It's one thing to charge $1000 to $1400 for a NR elk tag, but a whole another level to not issue ANY NR tags in the best units. And the only way to hunt an above average unit is to contract with an outfitter for $5000 or buy a landowner voucher for $5000 (in addition to the $1000 to $1400 elk tag.Once we lose OUR Public Land, it is gone forever.
Everywhere will be like Texas, which has very limited public land, 4.2%.
I can guarantee you that personally I will not fund by spending any recreational dollars in any states out west that reduce NR unguided tags to the point where they are virtually unobtainable in a lifetime. I ve quit taking my recreation dollars to New Mexico, and if Wyoming ends up cutting a deal with the outfitters, I will not spend an additional dime in Wyoming except for gas. I'll camp instead of staying in a hotel and eating at restaurants, and instead buy all my groceries and camping supplies in Colorado before I cross state lines.A little light at the end of the tunnel.
Dedicated Licenses For Guides With Out-Of-State Hunters "Dead In The Water," Says Legislator | Cowboy State DailyA proposal by the Wyoming Wildlife Task Force to create a dedicated license pool for out-of-state big game hunters who use professional guides is likely “dead in the water," says one Wyoming legislator.cowboystatedaily.com
By random luck, the area I hunt in SE MT is doing much better this year than just about any other year. Those spring snow storms havent helped but the moisture is up. Im hoping this turns things around for my area so the age class can get back to what it needs to be.I've been watching the weather reports. Going to be a rough one this winter (and next Spring) if they don't get rain/snow.
I've been pretty excited with the moisture this year next door to your spot in SD. Definitely much better than last yearBy random luck, the area I hunt in SE MT is doing much better this year than just about any other year. Those spring snow storms havent helped but the moisture is up. Im hoping this turns things around for my area so the age class can get back to what it needs to be.
Of course MT has jacked up the draw odds so who knows if/when I will get to enjoy the benefits of the moisture.