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Idaho considers big changes to nonresident hunting - posted 8 months ago

This is a tough subject as I completely understand the residents issues with crowding and fully believe you should have first right to your home land. As a non resident of all of the western states, opportunities are becoming less, but the biggest concern is the cost. I have not played the points game as I’m looking for opportunities not trophies. Everyone’s answer seems to be to further limit non residents and then offset that by charging them more. While this may seem like a good idea, there is no way to determine lost revenue from retailers. Hunters may spend more on the tag, but they will spend less in other areas of their hunt. I hear a lot of talk about the number of overall hunters decreasing. We have to be careful that we don’t price potential new hunters out of our sport.