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Idaho House approves decrease in nonresident tags, but increase in fees - posted 2 weeks ago

I'm all for the state managing and setting quota's for their wildlife but I'm struggling to see the logic here. I'm probably biased as a NR, but NR otc big game licenses are capped (for elk its 12,815) and they have sold out almost every year for the last 20 years. So there isn't anymore non NR's now than there was 20 years ago. Maybe there were a bunch of residents buying second tags out of the non resident quota and now it's not as easy for them to do that?
Also, I generally don't look for big game in Idaho's rivers, streams and lakes (which Mr. Moyle seems to feel is the case). I do typically look for them on federally owned and managed land of which I consider myself a part owner. I am definitely paying for that via my federal taxes. Even though I would like to, I have yet to hunt in the great state of Idaho. This type of thing only makes it less likely for that to happen. At the end of the day, the wildlife is owned by Idaho residents and if they decide they don't want me to come and pay for their wildlife, as nonresidents already disproportionately do, that's cool too. I'm also probably going to be busy when they need external support for ESA issues, land transfer/access issues, or any other federal issue that might affect their state. I'll probably be focusing my efforts on petitioning my state gov't to limit those pesky NR's from hunting in my state instead ;).

2019 Western Big Game Hunting Application Deadlines - posted 10 months ago

Great article as usual guys! I've found myself coming back to this article multiple times this spring. One possible improvement: make the list of deadlines sortable. It would be very useful to be able to sort the list of deadlines by state and/or species. Just a thought. Keep up the great work!

APPLICATION STRATEGY 2019: Montana Elk - posted 1 year ago

Very helpful article. Another question to add to the pile; What is the refund policy if a NR with 0 points does not draw a combo license? Do they refund everything but the $5 dollar non-refundable app fee?