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Newbie here, hello all:)

New to the forums.  It is the down season for us and time to spread my wings across the great cyber hunting landscape.  Thought I would say hello, I am an outfitter from Montana.  Looking foward to talking hunting:)

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Hello

Hi from Michigan,Hello

Look foward to reading some of your posts, being your from the great State of Montana.

We are still hunting deer with muzzle loader here.

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Welcome and hello from NY.  I have not yet made it to Montana to hunt so I'm looking forward to learning from your posts

 

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Welcom to bigamehunt forum.  I hunt Montana most years.  What the heck did your state do with hunting and fishing license for out of staters this years?  Wasn't a new bill passed or something?  Anyway I didn't make it up there this season, maybe next season.

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Elk tags montana

WesternHunter wrote:

Welcom to bigamehunt forum.  I hunt Montana most years.  What the heck did your state do with hunting and fishing license for out of staters this years?  Wasn't a new bill passed or something?  Anyway I didn't make it up there this season, maybe next season.

Montana voters passed I-161 which eliminated outfitter sponsored tags. Those 5500 tags are placed back in the general pool.  The cost of combo draw license rose from 643.00 dollars for a NR tag, to 900.00!  Residents pay just 19 bucks for their elk tag.  I do not support the gross munilpulation and over pricing of NR tags.  I also do not believe the iniative process should be used to set wildlife biology decisions.  Biology should be conducted by professionals paid for by the state, not by 30 second sound bites during an election. 

This iniative was brought forth by one man from Billings and thrown on the ballot despite evidence of fraud in the signiture gathering.   At the end of the day, it is simply anti-outfitter and anti-Nonresident hunter.  I think it stinks.  When a NR pays 900 bucks, and a resident pays just 19 bucks, I think that disparity is too great.  It's time for the redients to pony up and pay more of their access.

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NR in Montana

Thanks for clearing that up.  Yeah that really stinks that a non-resident now has to pay way more money to hunt in Montana.  I really enjoy hunting Montana, but maybe now I should be saying I enjoyed hunting in Montana.  Too bad my own home state has become too overrun with massive waves of out-of-staters taking up residency here and causing gridlock on every sidestreet and highway, and building new homes near areas I used to target practice.  For biggame it's still pretty good here, but for waterfowl or upland birds you really need access to private land for it to be worthwhile. 

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Welcome to BGH TwoBear

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