I couldn’t agree more with this. Mulecreek, JM77, BuzzH, and others…I can’t thank you guys enough for these updates and for the front row hard work you’re doing.A very sincere thank you to those of you who are participating in meetings, and keeping the rest of us apprised of what’s going on. Keep hammering those comments, like Randy said it is absolutely exhausting, but you do what you gotta do.
Outstanding - thanks. Emails on their way.If your comments were not submitted for this current public comment period, they won't be considered on this subject. Other than that:
Rusty Bell: [email protected]
Brian Nesvik: [email protected]
Duaine Hagen: [email protected]
Elissa Ruckle: [email protected]
Joshua W.D. Coursey: [email protected]
Lee Livingston: [email protected]
Liisa Anselmi Dalton: [email protected]
Pat Crank: [email protected]
Peter Dube: [email protected]
Representative, Albert Sommers: [email protected]
Representative, Jamie Flitner: [email protected]
Joe Shaffer: [email protected]
Senator, Ogden Driskill: [email protected]
Senator, Larry Hicks: [email protected]
Sy Gilliland: [email protected]
Tony Lehner: [email protected]
Adam Tetan: [email protected]
Tod Larson: [email protected]
I would love to see someone do a study to prove this so we would have something more concrete to argue and inlighten every time this comes up. Is there anything on economic impact?Outfitters keep focusing on the money THEY bring to local economy which IMO is BS. They, for the most part, pocket all of it. Yes, they employ individuals (who are not necessarily from Wyoming btw...), buy groceries and get gas, etc. But for the most part, the hospitality industry in Wyoming gets nothing from them. They're not booking hotels, they get guys in spike camps, bunk houses (on private), cottages (on private), etc. Also, they probably do very selective "shopping" to maximize feeding clients at low cost.
Now what does the average NR DIY guy/gal does? They rent hotel rooms/Air BnBs, some rent cars if they fly in, get gas at various gas stations, buy groceries, go to the restaurant, etc, etc, etc... NR DIYers pump money into local economies AND the State, period. Heck, even those who camp end up spending probably more locally than for guided hunts.
The majority of outfitted hunts money goes towards the outfitter, plain and simple.
Thanks for the correction Buzz, I meant task force.The commission isn't meeting, its the Task Force and usually the comments are released, IIRC.
I just scanned through the comments on the outfitter set-aside. Hard to deny the OVERWHELMING sentiment. Good to see Sy’s little plea email didn’t have much effect, and it’s awesome to see so many hunters speaking up.Thanks for the correction Buzz, I meant task force.
Public comments up here: https://sites.google.com/wyo.gov/wyomingwildlifetaskforce/home/meeting-materials
Looks like 96% of public sentiment a heavy NO to an outfitter license pool.
Line 457 (Initials BG) regarding V2 let's the WTF know where he stands on Outfitter set asides. (And the idea from TF) I would copy/paste response, but I might get banned! LOL!I am saving copies of these public comments, and those prior. I think it will come in handy down the line when things come back up…