Re: Montana Deer and Elk Hunting
As a life long MT resident, I don't have a hatred of out of state hunters. I never left MT because I did not want to give up the out doors. I have suffered through poor economic conditions in order to stay here. I could have moved away (and almost did) but decided to stay. I have a Government that is trying, at every turn, to limit my access to public land. I have out of state money buying the right to hunt private land. The Government influence is generally funded by people from out of my State. Throughout this thread I have been told that I should be thankful for the money that comes from out state hunters, and thankful for the public land that we have (because I will still have a place to hunt after all the private land is tied up in leases by out of staters with the money that I should be thankful for).
I am generally not influenced by emotion in any of my decision making, but this subject I have a hard time separating. I apologize for the negativity with this subject. If I ever run into you in a hunting situation I will be respectful, because we are on the same side, but chances are we will not speak because I will go in a different direction before you ever know that I am there.
I don't know if any of this makes sense, but it is about as well as I can put it on paper.
If out of state hunters had to be accompanied by a resident, I think it would take away some of the animosity. Just a thought.
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.
Last edited by RockyMtnMT; 12-21-2008 at 01:28 PM.
Reason: After thought.