- Jan 20, 2013
- Eastern Utah
Utah is a 90/10 split so valid question. I applied both my oldest children for every single big game opportunity available to 12 year old and neither drew a tag thier first year applying.I’m asking a genuine question
What are you doing to change things in Utah to allow more tags for NR?
Just using that to illustrate Utah has significantly less opportunity than Colorado. Reasons being two fold-- management priorities of quality over opportunity and that our drier climate habitat has lower carrying capacity.
All that said I have been very active in advocating for a shift back to managing the game for opportunity by eliminating the focus on reducing tags to increase age structure. Increasing opportunities brings more tags to the draw for residents and non residents alike.
While having multiple hours volunteering my labor for habitat improvement there's undoubtedly room for more involvement from me. Putting more animals on the landscape should provide opportunities to issue more tags.
I honestly support a 80/20 split which I believe would be a viable option with the return of expo tags to the state draw.
Speaking of the expo, there are multiple tags reversed solely for nonresidents. Also the standard draw for 200 tags does not distinguish between residents and nonresidents give equal odds to everyone.
Edit to add--
I am frustrated with Utah and thier nonresident tag allocation. With limited resident hunt opportunity I've had to expanded my hunting passion to encompass multiple states. It's truly shameful that I can't reciprocate the hospitality to my nonresident friends and family that help me hunt in states. I also worry about my children leaving Utah for better job opportunities and never being able to return for a family hunt. It's not