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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 05:03:00 PM »
Non residents can hunt Wyoming wilderness, just can't hunt big game.

As far as the increase in prices, Wyoming is still in line with other western states. Oregon is $738 for NR elk, Wyoming is $707.

Look at deer licenses, Montana is $602, Wyoming is $389.

I don't think people are going to stop hunting Wyoming due to the small increases in license fees. The biggest cost for most people is fuel to get there and back.

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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 05:04:04 PM »
Wonder how long it’s going to take for a class action lawsuit to happen because of price gouging and limiting access to public property for hunting. By definition, that is exactly what is going on!
Don’t hold your breath. We all have access to public land. That even includes Wyoming wilderness. But wildlife is the property of the state entrusted by the federal government to manage. If any management regulation was going to be the topic of a lawsuit it would likely be the one that denues non residents access to Wyoming wilderness specifically for the purpose of hunting. You can hike camp and even fish there but no hunting. I find that to be unconstitutional.
That’s exactly what I’m saying!
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 06:11:27 AM »
Non residents can hunt Wyoming wilderness, just can't hunt big game.

As far as the increase in prices, Wyoming is still in line with other western states. Oregon is $738 for NR elk, Wyoming is $707.

Look at deer licenses, Montana is $602, Wyoming is $389.

I don't think people are going to stop hunting Wyoming due to the small increases in license fees. The biggest cost for most people is fuel to get there and back.
I'm in agreement with this 100%, everybody has this sky is falling mentality because they raised what were probably some of the lowest nonresident prices in the west


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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 06:13:32 AM »
With little to no points that increase in Special elk is killing me. I don’t have deep pockets but I do have some screwed up priorities in life so I’ll be applying no matter what. You only live once! Thanks for the very informative and thorough update Bob.
Why not just wait your turn and draw regular elk instead, if you want to jump the line(all that "special" elk does for you) then I guess you have to pay to play


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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2018, 08:57:51 AM »
I didn’t notice it on the list but did the cost of just buying a point go up also? 

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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 09:00:15 AM »
I didn’t notice it on the list but did the cost of just buying a point go up also?

https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Apply-or-Buy/License-Fee-List#preferencepoints
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2018, 09:07:43 AM »
I didn’t notice it on the list but did the cost of just buying a point go up also?

https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Apply-or-Buy/License-Fee-List#preferencepoints

Looks like it went up a dollar or two

while the price increase sucks, it still doesn't personally price me out of wyoming as now, like others stated, closer to other states.
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2018, 09:20:15 AM »
With little to no points that increase in Special elk is killing me. I don’t have deep pockets but I do have some screwed up priorities in life so I’ll be applying no matter what. You only live once! Thanks for the very informative and thorough update Bob.
Why not just wait your turn and draw regular elk instead, if you want to jump the line(all that "special" elk does for you) then I guess you have to pay to play


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Because like I said... you only live once. I hunt elk every year. I live on elk meat. I feed my soul on elk hunting. Can’t skip feeding yourself for a year. If I don’t draw I can fall back on Montana but my preference is the Cowboy State.  So paying to play is my choice. You couldn’t pay me$1300 to stay home!!!
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2018, 11:24:46 AM »
With little to no points that increase in Special elk is killing me. I don’t have deep pockets but I do have some screwed up priorities in life so I’ll be applying no matter what. You only live once! Thanks for the very informative and thorough update Bob.
Why not just wait your turn and draw regular elk instead, if you want to jump the line(all that "special" elk does for you) then I guess you have to pay to play


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Because like I said... you only live once. I hunt elk every year. I live on elk meat. I feed my soul on elk hunting. Can’t skip feeding yourself for a year. If I don’t draw I can fall back on Montana but my preference is the Cowboy State.  So paying to play is my choice. You couldn’t pay me$1300 to stay home!!!
Why not Idaho, no draws, otc tags, and about 1/2 the price of Montana or wyoming. I understand the only live once mentality but I also can't stomach paying that price to hunt elk, granted I am an Idaho resident so don't need to go to wyoming to elk hunt each year.


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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2018, 11:28:04 AM »
There's elks in Idaho? Where? Specifically.

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Have you called your district biologist to voice your concerns?
Have you attended a public meeting on season setting?
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2018, 11:31:46 AM »
There's elks in Idaho? Where? Specifically.

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NOPE! no elk in Idaho!!!
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2018, 11:47:31 AM »
To answer your question: Because nothing beats knowing your hunting area in detail. I’ve hunted the Montana/Idaho border for 30+ years and outfitted there for 13. Knowing the seasonal movements of the elk in an area is priceless too. That’s why they say that 10% of hunters kill 90% of the elk. The same goes for my Wyoming spits. They are home. You only live once but you can’t hunt them all! Oh and I have family and friends in both MT and WY too. And.... since I know they have me by the family jewels I started a side business specifically to pay for my elk hunting addiction. Do I like paying those prices though? He11 no!
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2018, 09:08:46 PM »
I cant believe that I am saying this, but I don't mind the increase in price.  No!!!!  I'm not rich!  But I am 52 years old.  It is much more important to get the opportunity to hunt as much as I can.  With the increase, tags that take me every other year to draw might now be possible to get every year.  Before Montana raised their costs a few years ago, I could draw a general deer licences every other year or every third year.  Since the increase, I have been able to hunt every year.  At 52, I don't know how many years I got left.  I'm healthy and able now but when I'm 60 or 70, who knows???  Randy Newberg said something that will never leave my mind, "Hunt as much as you can and as often as you can.  Because you will run out of health long before you will run out of money."  Every year I don't draw a tag to hunt is one less year that I will be able to hunt and realistically speaking, I have somewhere around 5-10 years to hunt the way I do now, and 10 more after that but at a much slower speed.
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 09:27:38 AM »
Amen Dvolmer. I’m 52 as well and I need tomhunt elk every year. Imagine how bad things would be if elk tags were a hundred bucks!  :yike:
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Re: WYOMING’S LICENSE FEE CHANGES FOR 2018
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2018, 08:47:10 AM »
Never hunted out of state but would like to some day (soon!). What's the difference between special draw and draw? Do I even need to draw or can I just buy an OTC?

Sorry for the newbish questino.

 

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