okduckdude wrote:I disagree with you. In Oklahoma you purchase a license and all tags come with it. We are not on a "tag" system of where you have to purchase individual tags. Therefore the revenue is on purchases of licenses.
Also with any change in law(s) or regulations you will always have someone that gets pissed and possibly a radical or two that prose threats to those who implicate the change.
Resident License Costs
(see Licenses & Permits for residency requirements)
License / Permit
Resident Annual Hunting
Resident Combination Hunting/Fishing
Resident Youth Hunting (valid for 16 & 17 years old only)
Resident Youth Combination Hunting/Fishing (valid for 16 & 17 years old only)
Resident Fiscal-Year Hunting (valid July 1 to June 30)
Resident Fiscal-Year Combination Hunting/Fishing (valid July 1 to June 30)
Resident Youth Fiscal-Year Hunting (valid for 16 & 17 years old only, valid July 1 to June 30)
Resident Youth Fiscal-Year Combination Hunting/Fishing (valid for 16 & 17 years old only, valid July 1 to June 30)
Resident Disability Hunting (see Special Licenses & Permits for details)
Resident Deer Archery
Resident Deer Primitive Firearms (antlered)
Resident Deer Primitive Firearms (antlerless)
Resident Deer Gun (antlered)
Resident Deer Gun (antlerless)
Resident Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun
Resident Youth Deer Archery (under 18)
Resident Youth Deer Primitive (antlered) (under 18)
Resident Youth Deer Primitive (antlerless) (under 18)
Resident Youth Deer Gun (antlered) (under 18)
Resident Youth Deer Gun (antlerless) (under 18)
Resident Youth Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun (under 18)
Fur License (Bobcat – Raccoon – River Otter – Gray/Red Fox)
Resident Annual Trapping
Oklahoma Waterfowl (waterfowl stamp)
Federal Duck Stamp (at post office or duckstamp.com)
Federal Harvest Information Program (HIP Permit) Free online
Federal Sandhill Crane Permit
Resident 5-Year Hunting
In what circumstance can you purchase a license and get a tag with it? I've copied and pasted the costs of licenses AND tags from the regs. When you purchase an annual resident hunting only a license it's $25. Then if you want to hunt a buck in muzzleloader it's an extra $20 for a tag. If you don't shoot one then you have to purchase a rifle tag for an additional tag of $20 and so and so forth.
I hope everyone on here realizes that the ODWC isn't funded by tax dollars. Its funds come from the sale of licenses, tags, and taxes on firearms and ammo. NO DIRECTOR WILL EVER CUT HIS OWN BUDGET!!!!!!! If they sell less tags then the price of the tags will rise for everyone else.
Duckdude, you made the comment that there wil always be some crazies that will have a problem with changes and you are right; however, can you sit there and honest expect the Director to willing put himself in harms way for a rule change? If you thought your life and/or family would be threatened would you make the call?
Fun fact: fishing brings more revenue than hunting. So hunters are pretty much just the step child anyway.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. - C.S. Lewis