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I would suggest anyone planning on hunting Snows, Honkers, and Ducks in Sask or Alberta send a letter to the Premier of Sask the Honourable Lorne Calvert ([email protected]) and to The Honourable Ralph Klein Premier of Alberta ([email protected])
The Outfitter Association of Alberta is pushing for all non residents to be guided in their province for all migratory game and a vote will most likely occur this May. If we enjoy hunting there and want to freelance, we need to let them know that we oppose such legislation and will not be traveling to there country to hunt waterfowl if this passes. Be sure to include your full name and address. Remember to be polite and to the point.

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This will be the end of freelance hunting if this passes. All I know is that I can not afford the big fees the Guides charge and thus will not be able to hunt these provinces again. I go for under $1,000 for 9 days... many guides charges $300-$500 per day! :shock: They must think we are all rich! :x They think the 15,000 NR hunting will equate to 15k hunters for the guides---NOT! Many like myself will be shut out of waterfowl hunting all together. :evil: And the small communities like I stay at will get NONE of my $ that help support the motel, meals, bird cleaning, gas, etc.. :(

So please take a few minutes to write a courteous letter to the 2 Premiers. Thanks! :)
 

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This is what you fail to understand. Most freelancers from the US are NOT rich--far from it. We are working stiffs who chose our Holiday time to hunt waterfowl. No way could I afford $300 a day withan outfitter. Since the loop hole exists--close it up! I do think it is not at all honorable for Americans to be guiding in CA thru the loophole, so close the loop hole. Bottom line is make it illegal to guide in CA by any nonresidents and put teeth into it-like 1st offense is prison time and $250K fines, That would stop it.

Also put an end to allowing NRs to give away their fowl. Some Americans stay up there for 3 weeks and shoot hundreds of birds legally because your law allows the birds to be "gifted" (given away). Close this loophole too with penalties like permanent forfeture of all NR lic in CA, hefty fines, etc...

Closing these 2 loopholes would severely curtail the abuses in CA and put an end to the encrouchment of your hunting places you mentioned.

So I hope you see that not all Americans are the same. :smile:
 

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Yes Sir, including Big Game in most states.

Just remember that I posted this topic over a year ago. But I still stand on eliminating the 2 loop holes. And residents are POd about NR guiding services and lots of birds being shot (game hogs), so since there is a problem--enforce the existing law and reform it to eliminate the NR guides 100% with huge fines and prison terms. And go to a "tag" system for the birds for NRs, meaning when you buy the lic you get possession limit # of tags for the different species (ducks, light goose, dark goose) and that is it and all birds must be tagged before you leave the field. :thumbsup:
 
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