With all the Resident complainers on this site,I think my statement is exactly what needs too happen,then the Residents hunters will start complaining about high tag prices.^^
That will never happen. Wyoming would collapse without NR dollars feeding their monster that has been created.
But if it did, Resident licenses WILL go THROUGH THE ROOF to make up the loss of revenue and the Residents will be begging for NR's money to come back. lol
It is evident by most of the Wyo res posts that they aren't aware or could care less about revenue impacts nonres have on their state and local economies. As I've stated many times nonres contribute 77% of total license/pref pt revenue directly to the WG&F. Contributions from the Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation, Mule deer foundation, and other grants are in the millions of $.
Here's a prime example of contribution to Wyo from the Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation. I'm sure there were a few nonres donors for this project. What happens if Wyo continues to slice nonres opportunity. Do you think there will be loss of supporters that contribute to these projects if their opportunity is lost drawing tags?
Below is a news release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided 2020 funding that opened hunter access to …www.rmef.org
ELK NETWORKWYOMING ACCESS PROGRAM OPENED HUNTING TO 2.6 MILLION ACRES IN 2020
GENERAL | MARCH 9, 2021
Below is a news release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided 2020 funding that opened hunter access to 46,500 acres.
A Wyoming Game and Fish Department program that works with landowners to secure permission for the public to access private lands for hunting and fishing saw another year of success. In 2020, Access Yes opened access to more than 2.6 million acres of land for hunting as well as 4,005 lake acres and 87 stream miles for fishing on otherwise inaccessible private, state and landlocked public lands.
“Access to places to hunt and fish has never been more highly-valued than today,” said Rick King, chief of the Game and Fish’s wildlife division. “Maintaining and expanding access for hunting and fishing is a top priority for Game and Fish for recreation and to meet wildlife management objectives.”
Revenue for Access Yes comes from the sale of lifetime and annual conservation stamps, court-imposed restitution fees from individuals convicted of wildlife violations and Access Yes account interest. The program also benefits from donations from organizations and individual hunters and anglers — about 21% of the revenue is from donations. Combined, these sources generated $1.17 million for the program last year.
Access Yes coordinators collaborate with landowners to enroll them into one of the Game and Fish access programs: hunter management areas, walk-in hunting areas and/or walk-in fishing areas. Donations from hunters, anglers and conservation groups are used to make easement payments to landowners for hunting and fishing access.
“Thank you to landowners for their partnership to make these access opportunities possible,” King said. “We also extend our thanks to hunters and anglers for donating to Access Yes when buying a license and to our partners for their continued donations to support the program. Each dollar donated equates to 2.8 acres of access.”
To learn more about Access Yes lands open to hunting and fishing, read the 2020 report and visit the Game and Fish Public Access page. Anyone can donate to Access Yes when buying and applying for their 2021 license to continue to support opening more places to hunt and fish in Wyoming.
(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)
And the WY residents show their true colors again, future member of the WY 100-0 tag allocation task force.That money goes the the game departments.
With the entitlement mentality of some of you it would not hurt my feelings to saw no to all NR hunting. I would gladly pay the increased price for tags at this point.
Did you take away from the meetings or public comment that this is the sentiment of all or most Wyoming residents? Or did you not watch the meetings either...And the WY residents show their true colors again, future member of the WY 100-0 tag allocation task force.
That’s fair, I am sure WY resident sentiment varies depending on who you talk to. I did watch portions of the meetings. My comment was directed toward the more vocal members of this forum. Clearly not the sentiment of all resident hunters currently but give it a few years of increased NR pressure in general units and it will become mainstream. Pair that with the premise that NR hunters provide marginal at best contribution to WY economy and/or wildlife conservation, and it seems like a logical proposal in the near future.Did you take away from the meetings or public comment that this is the sentiment of all or most Wyoming residents? Or did you not watch the meetings either...
That you haven't donated a single dime to...cheapskate.
Quit with acting like you give a chit about access programs, small businesses and funding the GF. All you care about is Jim Sebastian and finding the next NR's to bilk out of their points.
Here's what it looks like to donate Sebastian, post up your contributions:
I'm in the top handful of private donors to Accessyes and have been the whole time I've lived in Wyoming. Between my wife and I, we've donated somewhere between $4500-$5000 since 2001.
Isn't hard to find my name listed on the GF website as a top 4-5 of individual donors to Accessyes either.
Just made another nice donation when I picked up my general deer and elk licenses Monday...my donation to accessyes was more than what I paid for my licenses.
I'm sure I'll get another letter from the Director.