That’s a super interesting idea. Never heard something like that floated. From a NR perspective I’m guessing that would be the best alternative. I doubt very many residents would pay the higher fee. Some would of course. Not too many though. Sorta like type 4 cow elk tags on the NR side now. And yes, a straight-forward way to achieve revenue neutrality. Very creative.Another possible solution would be to have a Resident only draw with 80% of pronghorn, 75% of sheep tags etc. as it currently is.
The remaining percentages that are allocated to the NR draw, becomes just an "open draw" open to either R or NR but all applicants apply at the current NR fee structure and everyone in that pool has the ability to buy/use preference points. So, if R's want to apply and pay NR fees, they're in that pool as well as the Resident only draw. That would also allow all the R's that are in favor of a point system for D, E, P to accrue them as well.
Take care of 5 issues, no need to change tag splits, no revenue loss for GF, additional revenue from R's that buy points, more opportunity for R's to draw more tags, and those R's that want to participate in a point system can.
right, and i'm sure one of them will at some point.NR's wanting their cake and eating it too...as it were. I think one or the other needs to change.