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Offline YetiFreddie

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Special measures to protect local hunts?
« on: October 28, 2018, 01:51:04 PM »
so, sensitive topic Im sure. I havent had the luxury of travelling out of state (Idaho) to hunt elk or other species but I hope to. Problem lately is that my home unit was featured a couple years back in a prominent outdoor magazine as one of the best public lands, OTC elk tags left. Its relatively cheap to hunt here. We locals have taken to putting fake plates on our vehicles because we find our rigs parked in by out of staters when we get back to our trucks. When they see local plates they decide this must be the spot. This archery season was out of hand, regardless of the miles in I trekked. I feel like the state should jack up out of state tags to protect the areas we hunt in. Same should go for your favorite spots. We invest in our local spots, trails, trash clean up in camp areas, fire fuels management etc. I shouldnt have to find other people sitting in my stand or messing with my game cams or leaving their power bar wrappers in the woods. Whats your thought?

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Re: Special measures to protect local hunts?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 07:06:34 PM »
Have not hunted Idaho myself, but a quick look at tag fees and a NR is paying 12 times what you pay as a NR.
Its public land, everyone owns it and everyone has their "favorite" spots.

Nothing more that gets me going is finding trash in the woods. With that said Im not sure how you can tell that power bar wrapper is from a NR, vrs a resident. Also not sure how you can tell your camera is getting messed with by a NR and not a resident.

 If you dont like what is going on in your state try to get it changed.

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Re: Special measures to protect local hunts?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 08:27:15 PM »
I guess my response would be that in my experience, 95%+ of the hunters I come across are good people. If someone is leaving garbage, sitting in your stand, or messing with your cameras thats pretty unfortunate. The revenue from out of state hunters is massive compared to residents, so I am very thankful for that in my state of Colorado.


My suggestion would be to use being a resident to your advantage. Try to find more spots that allow you to escape other hunters, whether they are residents or non-residents. In my experience, escaping other hunters really isnt that difficult if you put forth the effort.

 

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