Nobody cares about South Dakota. Our commission is going to do whatever they want, regardless of how much people complain. Resident or non.Have to say I mostly agree with Buzz on non resident opportunity here, it is pretty dang good when compared to other states at least when you look at % of tags. I'm a resident that would gladly reduce non resident tag numbers and I'd pay more for my own tags to do it. At least down to other states' % allocation. I'd be pretty surprised if any of that ever happened.
I also don't mind the wilderness rule. It's a nice perk for a resident with or without the benefits to outfitters. If that ever came up I would contact legislators in support of it. Why is there almost no discussion about the Alaska and South Dakota non resident rules? Yes I've guided in Wilderness areas. No I've never been an outfitter or owned any part of an outfitting business.
I also agree with wytex, we don't want to be a choose your weapon state. And I think I've only bought an archery stamp here once.
Amen brother !I think some of the horn porn from the whitetail world is creeping over to western hunting. I like to hunt and shoot big bulls, I like elk hunting more. I'm perfectly fine with cow tags.
Different strokes for different folks but I accept I'll never draw a top tier unit unless I win the lottery on the random side. It doesn't deter me from applying, nor does it deter me from enjoying my elk hunts even when horns aren't involved.
With the tag quotas in the past, I was in favor for NR point system, but with them lowering the number, I definitely don't want a point system for the NRs. It'll screw too many out of tags that are normies here.I sure hope Idaho never goes to a point system..