All of this neglects what cost of living expenses have done, as discretionary spending is really what matters.All I can do is compare NR hunting prices in the 1970's to what they are now in regard to US median household income.
I'll concede that a NR license in Montana has increased by 1/10th of one percent of US mean household income.
You win if you also concede it was a rich mans game and out of reach for NR commoner average hunters even in the late 70's.
I’m speaking from my own experience, nothing more and nothing less. I’m not trying to win anything here.
Again, I am sorry you think this is hot air. From your drivers seat it might very well be. From mine it’s not.