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In general, nonresident hunting is...

I don't really have a problem with paying more for an out of state license. I think Colorado(for example) is excessive but, If I chose to hunt there, I know I'll be paying more and do it.
I do think that with some of the people that think that non-residents should not be allowed to hunt in thier state. (I think you will find this to be the case in some states like Kenntucky. Certainly not all Kentuckyins) I think that they don't realize that some of the land in there state is federally owned. IMO is also owned by all US citizens and therfore I think everyone that hunts those lands should pay the same amount.

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Location: Colorado
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In general, nonresident hunting is...

Whether we agree with non-resident hunting or not, the income that is brought in by out-of-state hunters is essential to most small towns and communities where hunting is a focal point. Without this out side revenue many of these smaller business that we’ve come to enjoy, including the restaurants, inns, gun stores, and motels, would not be able to survive. Non-resident hunting is big business for small business communities…

Non-resident hunting, as expensive as it is, is also some ones livelihood. $1500 dollars paid to a farmer to hunt on his/her land,when that farmer’s net income is $15,000, could mean the difference between being in the black as compared to the ever luring red…

Non-resident hunters may have a bad wrap in Colorado, but, I'll welcome them back every year, good or bad, I will treat them all them all the same. To raise out of state hunting license prices or to cater to only Colorado residents would be cutting our own throats...

[ This Message was edited by: Quicksilver on 2003-12-26 15:34 ]

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In general, nonresident hunting is...

Another thing that I would like to see is a nationally recognized hunter safety course. So far I have taken hunter safety courses in SK, NS and now ON. The "reasonable" fees they charge for this are starting to add up. Maybe one general safety course and then an exam to ensure that you're up on the local regs.

So far in may experience the hunter safety course are just that - safety: ethics, woodsmanship, map and compass, survival, game identification and very little about actual hunting regs.

And curiously they all use the same manual with a different cover on it...but none is recognized outside the province.

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