-> 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 ]
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.