Just so you all realize something.
Colorado DOW had an annual income in 2003 of $86,978,681. Of that money Permit sales consisted of $60,654,392
Now, in Montana 75% of permit sales is NonResident permit sales. Colorado didn't disclose how much of their permit sales is NonResident.
So,,,,,,All you people out there wanting to send the NonResidents packing????????????
Management of the resources "by DOW" depends on NonResidents!
I guess if you all want other income based funding then go ahead and do away with NR. Then you can have more special interest groups involved.
If DOW is not funded from permit sales "which come from hunters" where are the priorities of management going to be?
If you all care about the future of your sport,,,,,,,,,,,,,YOU better be careful of what you ask for,,,,,,,you just might get it!