EXACTLY...all this bullcrap that has been fomented by the "sky is falling" crowd is just showing up in the hunting world now, plain and simple !!! When I was in that craphole jungle nearly 50 years ago, the only thing I cared about was if the guy next to me had enough ammo, not his skin color, religion or political party....this division and out right delusion caused by racist hatred of the "other" must come to an end or we will be truly in trouble...it carries over into everything we all do...One thing we need to do as a community, is move away from painting broad strokes on ‘Texans’ or ‘Californians’……it’s total BS and drives wedges into our community, which is a community of outdoorsman/hunters. The more divided we are, the more the government and anti’s can compromise our rights!!
OThere’s good and bad on both sides. I’ve seen this type of reasoning in Pennsylvania. The trashy(not the good folk) locals blaming the outsiders and newcomers for their woes. On the other hand, there are outsiders that are poor stewards. Most of the time it’s the locals or people from the next county or town over. I’m seeing this in Florida now. Saw it in upstate New York and in New Jersey decades ago. It’s inescapable unless you want conservation officers up your behind even more than they already are. Unfortunately, I find you got to just help out and pick it up yourself. And constantly have scornful conversation at all times with disdain for those littering.
Although your comment may be true to a certain extent, the locals mostly get the low hanging fruit and stay privy to the honey holes. Both the easily accessible spots and in particular the “deep in” spots. Throw in private land the locals have access to, and off season scouting(and feeding-lol), I doubt they have any outside pressures to worry about. I’ve been around enough to see that in a few states. The local boys always fare the best overall. I doubt that will ever change. Even if the conservation officers throw a few bones to the non residents. I hope your not engaging in melodrama and proactive anti non resident access. I’ve been around long enough to see that too. That type of behavior prompts animosity and hostility where it doesn’t need to exist . I’ve seen it lead to bar fights and local law enforcement harassing non locals. Not a good thing at all. Are you ascared? LolNot likely.
The Fish and Game biologist/CO/tag salesman in CDA likely told you how to find other people’s honey holes that he gleaned from them at mandatory roadside game check stations. Then he gave that info away to every non-resident he talked to so they would buy a $450 elk tag (now $600) and fund his salary. (Idaho Fish and Game receives no general tax funds from the state.) So a very real part of their jobs is devoted to setting up booths at “Big Horn”, outdoor and related trade shows in Spokane, Seattle, etc., to promote their license and tag sales to non-residents. They were recorded by a local resident a few years ago hucking the game unit I live in from one such Spokane convention booth, saying “Just come hunt in Idaho’s Game Unit X…we are growing deer and elk there faster than we can shoot em!” Of course, none of that was actually true, but it sure was effective in flooding all my hunting areas with Washington hunters. But I don’t blame the hunters for that. The problem is Idaho’s money-addicted game department.
There are no differences on how federal (Bur of Land Mgt & USFS) wilderness areas are managed regarding cattle grazing, as per LRNuts statement. Cattle leases are issued by BLM and the National Forest Service, not fish and game departments. Additionally, you cannot get a permit to graze in a wilderness area unless cattle grazing permits were issued before that area became a dedicated wilderness area.While I admit I painted with broad strokes, and there are differences state to state, I stand by this as my experience