Dear Fellow Sportsmen:
The Wyoming Game and Fish as of several months had about $ 56 million in their “reserve” account. Please read below.
THIS IS IMPORTANT AND WE HOPE THAT YOU CAN READ THIS EMAIL. THERE IS A BILL IN THE WYOMING LEGISLATURE (HB 288) THAT WILL RAISE LICENSE FEES IN 2018. THERE WERE NO PUBLIC MEETINGS HELD IN WYOMING CONCERNING THIS BILL; AND PAR FOR THE COURSE, THE WYOMING GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT DID NOT CONTACT HARDLY ANY NONRESIDENT SPORTSMEN TO GET THEIR OPINION. THIS IS OFFENSIVE, AS THE NONRESIDENT SPORTSMEN PAY 65% OF THE WGFD’S BILLS. YOU PICK UP THE MAJOIRTY OF TAB IN THIS STATE. IN RECENT HISTORY, ALMOST ALL RESIDENT SPORTSMEN’S GROUPS HAVE “MARCHED” WITH THE WGFD AND SUPPORT SUCH IDEAS OR BILLS—THIS USUALLY INCLUDES THE WYOMING WILDLIFE FEDERATION, RMEF, DU, PF, MULE DEER FANANTICS, AND THE WYOMING OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES ASSOCIATION (WYOGA). Of course, anybody or any group is entitled to express any opinion, but it is disheartening that the nonresident sportsmen is kept in the dark about these proceedings. Many of the residents care about fairness and the constitutionality of such a bill—it is basically “charge” the nonresidents heavily and let us hunt for 99 cents. [Read more…]