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Old 08-09-2007, 08:27 AM
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Has anyont seen this? Aug. 2, 2007. "U. S. Congerssman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) today announced the introduction of the Teddt Roosevelt Bring Back Our Public Lands Act in the U. S. House of Representatives. The legislation seeks th reduce costs incured by out of states American outdoorsmen whp hunt exclusively on federal land."
Says Cong. Hunter, "My bill therefore says this: No state may charge more than $200 for a big game licence, specificlly elk, deer, antelope, and bear for hunting that is carried out excluslly on National Forerest or BLM federal lands."
I don't have a bill number yet, but am looking for it.

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Old 08-09-2007, 09:25 AM
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Lets see inWyo. the feds. do not set hunting season or what the game pop. should be, They've jacked us around with wolves, grizzly's and god knows what else. Our population is around 500,000 people so lets cut the the income to help manage the herds.
Do I like the idea, NO
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:26 AM
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It is H.R. 3255 with currently no co-sponsors, and the bill been referred to House committee on Natural Resources.

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Old 08-09-2007, 10:40 AM
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As a taxpayer in these United States, I think I should be able to hunt federal land for the cost of a resident license in that state.In my opinion, a resident of onestate shouldn't have more rights to federal land in his state than any other US citizen.


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Old 08-09-2007, 10:45 AM
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I like the bill and will be sure to contact my congressman to support it. I agree that I no one should have to pay more to hunt federal land, regardless the state.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:03 AM
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gotlost, the feds are not setting anything, they just want to put a cap on out of state licences for hunting on federal land. The individual states can still gouge you for private or state land hunts.

I think this is the best thing since chocolate!
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:15 AM
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I just finished emailing my congressman and insisted he get involved and votein favor ofthe bill. It should now pass without any problem.
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:58 AM
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I'm not the most savy on these issues so forgive my ignorance, but it seems that access to land is one issue and access to animals is another. I know that the Fed Gov oversees federal land but I think the maintenance of the herd and animal life is usually left to the states. I'm not opposed to it, but I think that the states should be left to manage the animals and that the rights of those living with in the state should not be diminished by granting lower cost tags to those who don't. We are a republic after all. Whether I live in CO, AZ, NM or any other state, i wouldn't want to be crowded out by folks from out of state. It's tough enough to find good public land to hunt with just the population booms the western states have experienced. Another thought, at face value this seems like it would be a victory for the little guy, for example I might be able to afford to hunt with my brother down in AZ or my other bro in CA, but I'd want to make sure that it doesn't tip the scale too far for the elitest. We definitely have a trend of hunting changing from an "everybody" activity to those who can afford it activity. I'd like to know fully how this would affect that trend before I cast my vote.

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Old 08-09-2007, 12:59 PM
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I agree with spuddog. Perhaps this does seem like a good idea but it really has nothing to do with the land you hunt on, it has to do specifcally with the animal you are hunting and the state should definately have control of that.

I understand that price for non-resident tags do seem exhorbitant at times, but worse, I fear, is the federal governement, which does not have a stellar record for management, will make such a mess out of things, that affected states may start limiting non-resident tags in some other way, which would be at their discretion.

What would happen if the federal government started issuing universal tags to hunt any federal land throughout the U.S., but then later because of antis, decided that hunting was wrong altogether on federal land. I'm not saying this will be a direct result, but what I am saying is once the genie is let out of the bottle and federal government gets its foot in the door regarding hunting regulations, although initailly seeming like a good thing, will probably only get worse....probably a good idea to leave "hunting" instate control.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:51 PM
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i would like to see out of state tags go down in price; but, in most states you would still have to get drawn in a lottery to even have the opportunity to purchase a tag. if a lottery and lower tag prices, i think it could be a win win situation (just make every state a lottery for out-of-state tags)
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