This is a true story, related to me by someone who is closely associated with the departments involved.
Kansas state game warden has been hot on the trail of a deer spotlighter for almost two weeks, following up on farmer's reports. Finally, he's got him in his sights; follows the guys (two, actually) as they drive the backroads and shine up deer for several hours. Seeing enough, he pulls them over. Truck has OOS plates (not going to say which state...). Guys inside have spotlight, non-resident Kansas licenses.....but no gun. Game warden gets the story:
The two guys drive around a night, spotlighting until they find a huge buck they want to take home. They pattern the buck and find the owner of the land the buck is on. At this point, they offer the landowner $10,000 for the right to hunt his property.
Now, that money figure is not an exaggeration, it's the number the GW was given. AND, it's all perfectly legal; the guys will have broken no Kansas laws if their plan works.
So, thank you OOS'ers, for the windfall revenue you bring to our state. I know every resident appreciates it. See ya'll next year?
Often wrong, never in doubt...