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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby vtbuck » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:59 am

Whose nervous about states closing hunting to out of state hunters because of covd-19?

We’re planning on an archery elk hunt in Colorado. Just nervous to buy a tag and then it closes


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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby Dewey » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:04 pm

vtbuck wrote:Whose nervous about states closing hunting to out of state hunters because of covd-19?

We’re planning on an archery elk hunt in Colorado. Just nervous to buy a tag and then it closes

I highly doubt it will happen and if it does I have no doubt they would refund all tag fees if you never get to hunt. Lets hope it doesn't get to that. :handgestures-fingerscrossed:
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Unread postby justdirtyfun » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:42 am

Hunting is the most durable revenue stream in regard to Rona. Structurally speaking, nothing needs to be changed. Especially since check stations are being phased out for telecheck.
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Unread postby stash59 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:03 am

Call the game department and ask them their plan should non resident hunters not be allowed into the state. Or hunting is shut down entirely. As far as refunds.
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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby Mountain Man » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:26 am

Dewey wrote:
vtbuck wrote:Whose nervous about states closing hunting to out of state hunters because of covd-19?

We’re planning on an archery elk hunt in Colorado. Just nervous to buy a tag and then it closes

I highly doubt it will happen and if it does I have no doubt they would refund all tag fees if you never get to hunt. Lets hope it doesn't get to that. :handgestures-fingerscrossed:


I have the same concern as vtbuck.

I'm not so sure western states would refund tag fees. They could say "you knew the risk of applying."

Western states rely a lot on NR fees to support their game & fish departments and they never seem to have enough money (so they tell us).

While I couldn't find the exact number of WY antelope licenses sold to R vs NR, I looked at the buck harvest success numbers to come up with the following:

NR successful harvest 14,005 x $341 license fee = $4,775,795
R successful harvest 14,167 x $ 37 license fee = $ 524,179
Difference $4,251,526

While this is a quick and dirty exercise, I don't see WY giving up $4.25 million that easily by returning tag fees should NR hunters not be allowed to hunt this fall.
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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby Mountain Man » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:30 am

Another problem with returning tag fees is what do they do about preference points that were used? Do they reinstate them?

I don't have the answer, but it could turn into a real mess.
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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby BKMississippi » Sun May 03, 2020 8:17 am

West River deer for rifle season in South Dakota. Really excited for a shot at a Muley
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Unread postby Chad Gus 715 » Tue May 26, 2020 2:55 am

So far I've struck out everywhere. Still have Wyoming deer and antelope for me and my son. North Dakota rifle mule deer, South Dakota deer and antelope, Arizona deer and sheep. If all those fall thru, i will find an otc hunt somewhere
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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby Wannabelikedan » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:50 am

Drew a mule deer archery tag in CO. Just hope my partner can make it back from France without burning weeks of vaca on quarantine. Surely international flight restrictions will lighten up by August.
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Unread postby Chad Gus 715 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:20 pm

Me and my son drew Wyoming antelope tags. His first antelope hunt and my 5th, he's been wanting to try it ever since my last time hunting them 6 years ago.
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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby BRoth82 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:26 am

I'll be headed back to Nebraska this year with my dad, we haven't hunted together for 20 years so it should be fun. I also bought preference points for my wife and I for Wyoming Antelope, should be able to draw a tag next year.
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Unread postby Chad Gus 715 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:18 am

Me and a buddy drew south dakota whitetail tags
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Re: 2020 Western Hunts

Unread postby HuntingParadise » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:27 am

If this isnt the place let me know, but Im doing my first elk hunt in CO this year. Its at a camp that family and friends have used before and Im going with a few. Just curious as to if anyone has any items they think are must haves or stuff I should pack for the trip. Thanks


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