kahunna wrote:I would imagine that Saturdays-only hunting is a direct result of budgetary problems!
swampbilly 1980 wrote:I'm a poor man, but I'd pay good money to taste some of that juicy white meat...
gooosehunter wrote:I wish they would raise the cost of a basic hunting license to $40.00. It really is not much more and the money could go to good use state wide. For one, the bioligist and enforcement guys could use a bump in salary. Also, raise the cost of the quota hunts to $10.00-$12.00. I know the current price is $7.50 but ZERO dollars goes to the DGIF. I ask why? The use of the property has cost associated with the hunts and it should be paid for by the hunters using the property. Not the average joe deer hunter who hunts private land or leased land. I would not mind paying out a few more dollars and the combined efforts and moniey from the large group of users would make a difference. That is if the money is managed correctly and not dumped into the gereral fund.
Deadrise wrote:The budget aspect is/ was that the DGIF is reimbursed three dollars for every dollar spent by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the majority of the work that DGIF does. This reimbursement is referred to as Pitman Robertson monies and is derived from an excise tax on bullets and firearms. It is the lifeblood of wildlife agencies across the U.S. The catch is that the money has to be used, generally speaking, for wildlife habitat restoration (planting, tilling, flooding, purchasing land, burning, erecting gates, technical assistance on private lands, surveys, etc.) but can not be used for running quota hunts.
kahunna wrote:No winners for me...but I did get drawn for the Wolf Trap Light Cormorant Removal Quota Hunt on January 19th! Does anyone have any longline decoys I could borrow, or a thirty-five footer for the run out there?
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