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No license for Mountain lions in New Mexico -
posted 4 years ago
I'm not sure what you are trying to say Joseph K.? You say, "this is a Game Animal , Not a pest, It has to eat also, No License no hunt, This Animal should be protected.............................................................."
You start out saying a lion is a game animal which I fully agree with and the definition of "game animal" is an animal that is hunted. Then you say the lion should be protected. Which is it a game animal or a protected animal? They can't be both.
The lion should be a game animal that is hunted and here is why. We manage all the other animals that a lion eats through hunting and you can't manage the entire food chain and then leave the very top unchecked. If you do you will end up like California where you have lion attacks on humans every year and lots of problems with lions eating livestock and pets. The government will also have to spend a lot of money and resources dealing with problem lions just like they are doing in California since there is no hunting allowed there.
They tried to get this done in Nevada several years ago and didn't fly. The problem with not having tags is that you no longer have records. Then when the antis take it to court and say "they have wiped out the lion population because there is no quotas," the state no longer has harvest records to refute that and then lion hunting will be shut down by the courts. As long as they have tags and can show that the harvest every year is about the same the antis cannot make this argument and the state can show that the population is stable. This is a very bad idea. Just increase the quotas and if they want they can make tags $5 each and sell you as many tags as you want. As hunters we really need to be careful with what we do now days and think about lawsuits by antis because that is what this has come to. I don't like it but it's just a fact.
Nevada mule deer guided draw -
posted 4 years ago
Another good article from goHUNT with information that a lot of hunters are unaware of. Another thing that a lot of people don't know is that there are usually several areas that have leftover tags that are not given out so if you apply in those areas you are guaranteed to get a tag even with no points. They do not have another drawing for these tags so if nobody applies for them they just don't get given in the guide draw. I have had clients draw a tag four years in a row in the nonresident guide draw.