WMA Question

Discussion in 'AG&F News and Comments' started by longspurs, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. longspurs

    longspurs Super Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winne

    Do we still have to get the free permit to hunt management areas this year? I didn't see anything on the website but I could have missed it.
     
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  2. QuailRidge

    QuailRidge Well-Known Member

    Yes. Page 67 in the current guide book.
     
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  4. longspurs

    longspurs Super Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winne

  5. TURKYKILER

    TURKYKILER Active Member

    Anyone know the reason for this? What does a free permit accomplish? Control?
     
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  6. Remington

    Remington Well-Known Member

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    It also is a head count to determine how many more nature centers need to be built around the state
     
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  7. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You sign away your 4th Amendment rights to be able to hunt on the WMA.
     
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  8. HoosierEric

    HoosierEric Well-Known Member

    It's to ease you into eventually paying for a wma permit like a lot of other states.
     
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  9. HuntHigh

    HuntHigh Well-Known Member

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    All about potential $$
    They get to count how many dollars they miss out on by allowing free access to public lands..
     
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  10. Biggars

    Biggars Well-Known Member

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    That writing is on the wall imo.
    What do we get for the money?
    More/ better wardens? Foodplots?
    Should not be cost prohibitive for anyone and pay more we should see benefits. Not just more money for nature centers and fancy equipment. Just one guys opinion.
     
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