Vic Workman the commisioner for region 1 and 2 in montana has proposed that the two regions be switched from the current quota system to a permit system for just those two regions for mountain lion.
His theory as he explained is that the non-resident outfitted harvest is still in the 60+ percent category and he feels is way to high and resident opportunity is lost.
By putting the lion in a permit this will reduce the non-resident to 10% allowing residents to a higer success of the permits. What he has not though of is that by permitting only two regions this will flood the other regions in the state with all the houndsmen that do not draw in their back yards creating even bigger social issues.
My question is do any of you out there have a better solution for reducing the outfitters harvest and increasing the resident harvest without going to permit?