A few of my thoughts on these changes.
1) I don't see how they keep comparing deer to antelope.
2) If you look at the allocated tags (not Converted, but Allocated) already given and the public tags already given, in most cases those add up to more then their new projected total. There is common feeling among landowners it seems that there is not enough antelope to use all the tags they are given.
3) They talk about the Minimum Acreage and that many don't meet the minimum acreage, then do away with the minimum acreage. Do like the small contributing E-Plus and put all those that say there are antelope on their place into a draw and draw a given number of tags out of there ever year. Restrict these tags to their given ranch.
4) G&F complains about to many hunters in one ranch at once, under the current system they could already be able to create more hunt dates. They can still use their new hunt dates with the current system.
5) Ranchers that don't want to accommodate public hunters on their land that is split between public and private should not get tags. Also if the public land is accessible then public hunters should be able to hunt it.
6) I think you should still be assigned a ranch just like in the current system, but you should also be able to hunt any accessible public land that is not already in the A-Plus system. Like mentioned in #4, rancher that don't enter into the A-Plus and lease accessible public land, this public land should be able to be hunted by any one in the unit that DREW a tag in that unit. They can send you a map that shows your ranch and also shows all the accessible public land you can hunt that was not already included an A-Plus system ranch.
When I was lucky enough to draw out antelope in the unit I did, it was nice to be able to hunt a 20,000 acre ranch. If I would not have been able to do this I would have had very limited accessible public land to find antelope. I would have also been sharing the limited accessible public land with ALL the other draw hunters in that unit.
I don't like that I could draw out with 15 other people and all of us end up in the same piece of public land and all of us be able to shoot every last bucks in that area as well.
Sorry, one last thing. I also don't like the over the counter idea. If Joe Blow owns 20 acres and has never seen a antelope on his place, but all the sudden a couple days before antelope season sees 5 bucks on his land, is now able to get a tag. I don't mind if he is able to get ONE tag, but with 5 bucks there he can now get him and four friends a tag and kill all 5 of those bucks. He knows they won't be there again on his land and he is not hunting for management at that point, but the tags are over the counter and he would have the ability to shoot all 5.