I didn’t think about the tag buying and re selling.
I overlooked that. To answer your original question, the outfitter does pay a percentage. Not to the DWR but for the use of public lands, private lands is up to the landowner. Forest service and Blm charges a percentage to use public lands.
I could be wrong but the industry’s you referred to, the he companies buy the products and re sale them to the end consumer. Outfitters don’t buy animals and resale them. But hey it’s all in how you want to look at it.
Just wondering if anyone has compared Swarovski 15s to maven, Zeiss, or leupold 15s. I'm sure the swaros are better, just wondering how much better for the price difference. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks