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David P.

ALERT: New bill will severely impact nonresident hunters in WY - posted 1 month ago

Messages sent to all senators in case anyone is interested in using bits & pieces of it:
I’m writing you today to urge you to support wild game, game departments, and the communities who heavily rely on out of state hunters.  SF0094 removes the state biologists’ ability to control wildlife numbers as there are not enough big game hunters in the state to meet the harvest quotas.  Additionally, the game departments rely on the out of state fees to help run their departments.  Where will the stategenerate this much needed income from if the number of tags is so severely reduced? The country and hunting community is having serious problems with recruitment and retention and this only makes things worse.  Finally, out of state hunter provide hunting area communities with millions of dollars a year in incomes/sales as we travel into the areas. Both the Wyoming Outfitters& Guides Association and Wyoming Wildlife Federation are voicing their serious concern and are heavily against this measure. I pray you use logic to make this decision rather than politics.

David P.

LATEST UPDATE: Alaska hunt research tools now live on INSIDER! - posted 4 months ago

Can't wait to read all the material on AK! Many of the animals there are on my bucket list and the outfitters up there are way more expensive than even elk outfitters! $25k for a guided moose hunt? I can do a lot of DIY hunts for that with the information from this site (at least I'm hoping!).

David P.

2019 Western Big Game Hunting Application Deadlines - posted 11 months ago

@Brady: I saw that! I had the red box unfortunately, but that’s ok. Now I need to figure out how finding a land owner tag works...

David P.

2019 Western Big Game Hunting Application Deadlines - posted 11 months ago

@Brady - Thank you for the explanation, I truly appreciate the time you took to respond! I caught a lot of flack during a live FB event about the date I referenced on this site, so it's good to know how you achieved this data point. Maybe for clarity and to avoid confusion, it would be good to have two columns, one with the public date and one with your estimate?

David P.

2019 Western Big Game Hunting Application Deadlines - posted 11 months ago

I recommend updating the draw results dates when new information is released. For example, NM big game results in the table above says what the 2018 date was, but I just checked the NM government page and it says the date will be the 24th. I rely on this site to have accurate information in one place and not have to go searching for it separately.