Dear Mod ... I'm not sure what you're looking for in the flavor of feedback - but I'm not against mandatory reporting. I report in with vigilance. The 10 days is a bit tight in some cases. Sometimes the drill at the counter purchasing a license when you get the flurry of questions about last years fowl hunting is a bit ridiculous - but big game reporting is fine by me.
I have no problem filling out these reports either.
I have heard of a few individuals who deliberately falsify these. Apparently this is to not give away their "top secret" hunting spot or the success they had there. It's unfortunate really - IDF&G doesn't need any more challenges to managing herds.
I've also seen a few anomolies in the reports that come from this data. For example, anterless animals taken in antered-only hunts, etc. Have always wondered if these were mistakes on the card, or in the field.
I have always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days. But I do watch for bargains. Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to life without investing a lot of money. One such find was a side by side 12 gauge marked “W. Richards” It is not from the fine English gun maker Wesley Richards, it is a cheap knock off copy probably made in Belgium about a hundred years ago...