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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:40 AM
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Re: 2013 Big Game Hunts


It has been my experience that while most governments and governmental agencies will listen to complaints, it is dollars that get their attention. While CO Parks and Wildlife is not responsible for the legislation, they are part of the same state government. A boycott is a legitimate and effective way of getting the attention of the legislature (which ignored the voices of their hunting public).

MagPul Industries would also disagree with you. As an industry and employer in CO, they had their say about the restrictive laws. When those laws were enacted, MagPul could have stayed and tried to change the laws. Instead, they announce their decision to move their company and revenue out of state. First they tried their voice. As a last resort, they voted with their feet and their dollars.

I also vacation in CO, but will not be spending my dollars there either in the future. I have intentionally not vacationed in CA in over ten years for the same reason. And that is a hard thing to do for an AZ resident. Take a page from our opponents game plan. It works for them.

Sorry about the hijack.....back to big game hunting.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 11:05 AM
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Re: 2013 Big Game Hunts

They might be a government agency, but all the money spent on tags goes right back in to the CPW to manage the fish and wildlife and protect the sports we love. Boycotting hunting removes money from our own team, not the other team.

Police departments are 'government' agencies as well. Did you see all of the sherrifs and officers who came out opposing the bills? Just because it is a government agency doesn't mean you are throwing money to the idiots who just put the bill in place. It actually has the opposite effect. One of those effects could end up being increased tag prices next year (they need to make the revenue somehow). Just throwing out my two cents, back to the big game hunts...
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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:44 PM
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Re: 2013 Big Game Hunts

I struck out on multiple species in Utah. Now up to 10 elk points and 9 desert sheep points. No love from Kentucky either, still waiting on the Maine moose results. I also chose not to put in for a Colorado license this year. I have hunted Colorado at least 10 times over the years.

I'm headed up to central Alberta in September for a spot and stalk black bear hunt with a two bear limit. If I can take one with rifle I plan on trying for the second bear with my bow. I first hunted bear 25 years ago in Ontario and tried again last year over bait in Ontario with no luck. This year I'm gonna make it happen!
The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.

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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:14 AM
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Re: 2013 Big Game Hunts

Montana trophy mule deer area permit. Plan on using new 338-375 Ruger with 250gr Berger VLDs @2950 fps.

Normally hunt deer in the mountains of Montana with a 6.5mm Rem Mag, but due to the possibility of high winds in the eastern Montana trophy hunting district, I want a big bullet with really high BC in case the trophy of a lifetime only gives me a shot at long range with a high crosswind.
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