-> 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 ]
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...