>LAST EDITED ON Sep-21-17
>AT 08:53 PM (MST)
>>I just hope everyone in WY
>>that do not understand how
>>well they have it will
>>screw it all up...
>>The points restriction moving away from
>>general tags, wanting more trophy
>>As a sportsman I am always
>>going to favor opportunity and
>>will always oppose regulation that
>>will decrease opportunity.
>Let me say this elks, please
>learn some grammar, your posts
>sometimes can be a challenge
>and/ or don't make sense.
>Maybe some punctuation?
>Second, I thought your concern was
>the quality of the bucks?
>Now it is opportunity; it's
>tough keeping general and managing
>for quality at the same
>time. Please make up your
>mind or better yet, worry
>about your own state, as
>we have done just fine
>here in Wyoming. If you
>disagree with that, I can
>show you the state line.
>Ever heard the phrase "can't see
>the forest for the trees"?
>Reminds me of how you
>about point restrictions and opportunity. Sometimes
>you can't have one without
>the other. Get it?
Exactly the BS response I predicted... As for my post most of them lately have been done via phone while out hunting WY. It is funny how hypocritical some people can be...
You surely did not have a problem with nonresidents or any hunter for that matter stepping up to support the WY wolf plan. You never once told a person like me to worry about my own state while I was writing letters to congress in support of de-listing wolves. You probably are not very upset to have me currently writing and supporting the de-listing of the grizzly either. You probably did not have a single issue with this nonresident writing in support of the state purchasing the Boston ranch nearly 10 years ago (or there about). Also if I recall correctly you were here with other Wyoming hunters asking all of us to to speak up in opposition of the land swap that was voted down.
I am sorry but I will still be a voice in WY. Luckily it sounds like the biologist who was working in the areas I hunt is now gone. While he was a great guy, I felt like he was a puppet to a few voices and ignored the voices of many others in the area. I can only hope the new biologist, is willing to work out fixes. There are many things WY can do to make the hunting better without greatly limiting opportunity. They could be very creative. A point restriction is an easy an ineffective band aid to the issue. A 2 year or longer 4 point restriction will not have any net effect except to recruit more little bucks while forcing hunters to hammer the bigger bucks. Sorry but in the areas I know and some of those I know way better than many of the residents, I have opinions on what can be done and how they can be managed. I have spent over 30 days in my deer unit this year as a NR. Last year I killed my buck on my 36th day in the unit. That is total days scouting and hunting for deer. That does not include another 10+ days of camping fishing etc. Or the 14 to 15 days I try to predator hunt in the unit with my resident friends.
So while you would like to show me the state line, I am here to stay. I am committed to hunting interest in my favorite states across the west. I will say this, I do appreciate the free coyote hunting I get in Wy. I am certain you have nothing bad to say about several hundred WY coyotes I have killed...
I still support opportunity first. I do not see a point restriction as anything but a decrease in opportunity. I do not see how a point restriction, at least a 4 point or better restriction is going to help either opportunity or quality. I hope I am wrong. I however have seen such restriction in place near Rawlins and those units still have a very strong 3 point gene.