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Old 04-03-2011, 12:39 PM
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I've been a life long resident of Montana and have hunted it exclusively for over 30 years. I always make an attempt to be as friendly and as helpful as i can to the non-resident hunters, especially those that are here on a diy hunt. Between tags and the cost of getting here i almost feel that it is my duty as a sportsman and as a Montanan to make them feel right at home and hope they come back to our beautiful state for other recreational activities.

In this day and age with the economy the way it is here in Montana i feel stronger then ever that it's our duty to help these fine folks out. I spend about $200.00 ar year when it comes to hunting, thats fuel, food , and ammo. They spend anywhere from 2-4 times that once they are here. Somehow people get the idea that the only ones who profit from a non-resident hunter are outfitters, and i can tell you that is so not true. What about the kid working at Town Pump that sold the hunters gas, beer, munchies, or whatever, or the people in the restuarants that these hunters eat in, or the sporting goods store that they go to and get last minute supplies, or the motel or campground folks that rent them a place to stay. No folks, their dollars go to pay for way more stuff then you want to think about or believe. So if you are a non-resident hunter, and you have found some people less then friendly to your being here, come on over to region 1 up around the Eureka area, and you'll find folks that are more then happy to wish you luck, show you where the game is, have a cup of coffee with you, and encourage you to spend, spend, spend.......


Originally Posted by razu13612 View Post
My statement about "snooze trees" was NOT about soliciting Wy hunting areas, but more along the lines of a humorous antecedent........... If you don't want to reveal "snooze tree" locations, thats just fine........ Any "pun (NOT pine) trees??????

Regardless of all things considered, I (and the other 5 in our group) think we will stick to our plans on returning to Mt......... Hunting is EXCELLENT, Lotza land (private and BLM), EXCELLENT set-up for RV, weather is tolerable (most of the time), company (friends & family) is SUPER, AND the beers cold !!!!!
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:49 PM
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You sir, are a real piece of work. I spent several years in Montana and thank God, you are the exception rather than the rule. GROW UP PUNK
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Montana Mike View Post
You sir, are a real piece of work. I spent several years in Montana and thank God, you are the exception rather than the rule. GROW UP PUNK
You aren't refering to me are you? I wasn't trying to come across as mean or indiffernet. I do honestly make an effort when i come across a non-resident hunter to be just as friendly as i can be, especially to those that aren't booked through an outfitter. My point was that they spend big$$ in small communities and because of it, some places that wouldn't normally have this person or that person working does because of the non-resident hunters. Just because a guy isn't an outfitter doesn't mean that they don't profit from the non-resident hunetrs.

Even the people that are charging a fee to hunt their land are getting money that they normally wouldn't have. I did not vote for the I161, i thought our prices were already high enough compared to some other western states, and i was smart enough to realize, that if you jack up the cost of the tags, you'll get fewer hunters.

And as far as me being a "punk" i beg to differ. It's been more then a decade or two scince I or anyone else has thought of me as a punk, If you weren't refering to me, then you can disregrad this entire post, but if you were talking to me, you should make an attempt to get to know someone and find out what they have done in their lives and where they've been before you start calling them names. Not my opinion, just common courtesy.

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Old 04-13-2011, 11:50 AM
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It does cost big money to hunt on a non-res tag. I was in the works of planning another trip for this fall when I found out the combo deer tag I wanted to apply for went up to $500 something. That with the current cost of gasoline made me postpone the trip. I do believe the last time I was there I spent around $800 on food, gas, gear and during in my 5 day stay. Hopefully this next year is good to me so I can put away enough money to drive back out to your Beautiful state of MT !
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:59 PM
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People are so weird?! What does it matter where a person comes from?? Montana is a big state with a bunch of land for everyone. If someone is willing to buy a tag weather he is a resident or non-resident he has just as much of a right to be out there as I do. Concerning that outrageous comment left on the first page; whoever left that comment isn't a true sportsman or for that matter has little-to-no common sense & im sickened that someone is so ignorant & feels ok to flaunt it. A person simply posted that they were on their way to come & enjoy what Montana has to offer; I say, hope you have a good time! Montana is a place blessed with beauty & wildlife so I recommend that everybody comes to visit if possible.

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike VA Hunter View Post
That was the worst comment I have ever heard from a hunter. People like that have ruined our sport. I might pack up & head out there to hunt this year just to prove a point. This is the the good ol USA a place where people are FREE to do as they please! (as long as you are obeying the law of course)
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:19 AM
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Montana is a great hunting state. I've had bad experience with theft and jealousy when I was there. I was told my experience was the exception and not the rule. I hope what I was told is correct about the residents of such an awesome hunting state.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:28 AM
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<scratches montana off the list as a place to return to>
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:32 PM
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Please, one comment on the frigging internet has people's panties in a bunch. Why not ignore it and move on with hunting.

For the record I help NR hunters and hunt as a nonresident almost every year. I give a crap what other think about me when I am out of state and for that matter when I am in Montana. As long as I am doing things above board and having fun who cares.

Some people need to grow a thicker skin.

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P.S. if that is the worst comment you have ever read on a hunting forum then you must not have spent much time on these things.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:06 AM
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I have to agree with you. I've always gone out of my way to help NR hunters, and will continue to do so. It has opened up many opportunities to hunt and fish all over the USA with many of them. Many I consider good friends to this day. It's about respecting one another in each mans pursuit of one of his passions, hunting. Come to Region 7 if you need a hand.


Originally Posted by scottb3472 View Post
I've been a life long resident of Montana and have hunted it exclusively for over 30 years. I always make an attempt to be as friendly and as helpful as i can to the non-resident hunters, especially those that are here on a diy hunt. Between tags and the cost of getting here i almost feel that it is my duty as a sportsman and as a Montanan to make them feel right at home and hope they come back to our beautiful state for other recreational activities.

In this day and age with the economy the way it is here in Montana i feel stronger then ever that it's our duty to help these fine folks out. I spend about $200.00 ar year when it comes to hunting, thats fuel, food , and ammo. They spend anywhere from 2-4 times that once they are here. Somehow people get the idea that the only ones who profit from a non-resident hunter are outfitters, and i can tell you that is so not true. What about the kid working at Town Pump that sold the hunters gas, beer, munchies, or whatever, or the people in the restuarants that these hunters eat in, or the sporting goods store that they go to and get last minute supplies, or the motel or campground folks that rent them a place to stay. No folks, their dollars go to pay for way more stuff then you want to think about or believe. So if you are a non-resident hunter, and you have found some people less then friendly to your being here, come on over to region 1 up around the Eureka area, and you'll find folks that are more then happy to wish you luck, show you where the game is, have a cup of coffee with you, and encourage you to spend, spend, spend.......
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