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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2021, 06:55:57 PM »
The bill is just in committee right now and the outfitters are mad as hornets because it will be hard for them to get tags for their clients.  There will be a lot of pushback by outfitters and non-residents but I am sure residents will be pushing back the other direction I would imagine.
  I agree and believe the outfitters have more pull in Wyoming than an other state... this is one time, I hope they get their way.
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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2021, 12:39:06 PM »
This died in committee this morning, but there was a lot of talk about a task force to bring back a proposal next year

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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2021, 12:41:06 PM »
Not surprising, I would expect a "normal" fee increase at least at some point.

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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2021, 12:48:11 PM »
This died in committee this morning, but there was a lot of talk about a task force to bring back a proposal next year
thanks for the update  :tup:
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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2021, 01:50:09 PM »
This died in committee this morning, but there was a lot of talk about a task force to bring back a proposal next year
Good news. Thanks for the update.
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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2021, 01:58:19 PM »
Dodged that bullet for another year.  If Wyoming every goes to a 90-10 split it will be a very sad day, I love hunting that state. 

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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2021, 03:42:51 PM »
Randy Newberg covered this last night if you wanted to watch/listen to Elk talk on YouTube.
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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2021, 05:05:50 PM »
FWIW, this proposal comes around in similar form every few sessions.  I thought it had a better chance this year since Biden's "pause" on oil and gas leasing hurts Wyoming's economy more than any other state.  It invariably comes down to a majority of Wyoming sportsmen not wanting to see the Department's budget gutted and not wanting to foot more of the bill themselves.  Revenues from NR deer and antelope hunters are the funding backbone of WGFD, and nonresident hunters and anglers expenditures make up around 5% of the state's economy.  The majority don't want that economic input reduced.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2021, 05:11:06 PM »
Out of all the western states I hunt, WY is certainly the friendliest to NRs in general and hunters in particular.  I'm sure there are exceptions that will get pointed out, but they seem to have a better understanding of the "partnership" between NR and R hunters and businesses than other states.

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Re: Wyoming allocation and fee increase bill???
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2021, 05:24:07 PM »
FWIW, this proposal comes around in similar form every few sessions.  I thought it had a better chance this year since Biden's "pause" on oil and gas leasing hurts Wyoming's economy more than any other state.  It invariably comes down to a majority of Wyoming sportsmen not wanting to see the Department's budget gutted and not wanting to foot more of the bill themselves.  Revenues from NR deer and antelope hunters are the funding backbone of WGFD, and nonresident hunters and anglers expenditures make up around 5% of the state's economy.  The majority don't want that economic input reduced.
I thought that Biden's pause on energy made it less likely to pass. As you stated, the loss of hunter revenues when their economy has already been bludgeoned would have been a tough hit to take.
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