-> Reduction of nonresident participation from the current 60/40 split to 70/30 or even 80/20 (Residents/Nonresidents)! I'm not sure what is motivating this proposal. The DOW has long said the elk population is over-objective. In-state hunter numbers hold steady year-over-year, if you elminate even more NR's the DOW will have even fewer hunters to work the elk every year.
-> Go back to a Random Draw only. Eliminate the preference point system.
-> Remove OTC tags completely for elk across the entire state!
There are some big changes being proposed and whether you are for against, you all need to let the DOW know. Contact info is on the page linked above or go to a public meeting.
[ This Message was edited by: bitmasher on 2004-01-28 21:36 ]
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.