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Mountain Pursuit Urges the Wild Sheep Foundation to Pull Its Sponsorship of "The Best of the West" Extreme-Range Hunting TV Show
By Mountain Pursuit
The Best of the West TV show, website, and youtube channel, focus on extreme-range big game hunting.
The Wild Sheep Foundation, one of America's largest and most venerable hunting advocacy groups, is listed as a sponsor of The Best of The West Television Program. Mountain Pursuit is urging The Wild Sheep Foundation to pull it's sponsorship of this program.
Extreme-range hunting violates the ethic of Fair Chase.Read more
By Rob Shaul, Founder, Mountain Pursuit
Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Colorado and Utah allot just 10% of their bighorn sheep tags to non residents. Why are we so liberal?
It's not only sheep. Mountain Goat is by regulation, a once-in-a-lifetime hunt for Wyoming residents, but still every year we give 25% of our available mountain goat licenses to nonresidents! Every other western state gives nonresidents just 10% of the available mountain goat tags.Read more
Nonresident Western State Big Game Limited Quota License Allocation
By Mountain Pursuit
Colorado has the most liberal non-resident, limited quota unit allocation for deer and elk, but Wyoming has the most limited quota nonresident allocation for moose, mountain goat, Bighorn Sheep and Antelope.
The chart below breaks down the limited quota allocation by species and state. Sources include state regulations, gohunt.com, and various presentations.
Note especially for deer and elk, the figures below only refer to limited-quota units. Nonresident deer and elk tag allocation for general hunting areas and leftover licenses can be greater and the specifics by state complicated and difficult to parse out.
Mountain Pursuit Calls for an End to Wyoming G&F Commissioner Complimentary Licenses
An in-depth report completed this week analyzing a decade of Wyoming G&F Commissioner Complimentary donations uncovered serious issues in tag allocation, financial accounting, and a disturbing disregard for Wyoming wildlife, resident hunters, and taxpayers' money.
The report, "Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioner Complimentary License Allocation, 2008-2018" analyzed which non-profits received over 700 donated Commissioner Licenses, how much money the licenses were sold of raffled for, which species and hunt area the licenses were used for, and who purchased the tags.Read more
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Resident Hunters Should Have Significant Priority For Hunting Tag Allocation
By Mountain Pursuit
Mountain Pursuit is a western states hunting advocacy group and strongly believes big game license allocation should be significantly prioritized for the residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
The growth in backcountry hunting in recent years, driven by ...
Hunting and clothing and gear manufacturers and sophisticated marketing campaigns
Hunting Films and Film Festivals
Sponsored hunters and social media
Television hunting series and streaming hunting shows
Online hunting tag application services and resources such as gohunt.com
.... has significantly increased non-resident tag applications in western states, and increased pressure on state management agencies to increase non-resident tag allocation.
This has resulted in proposed decreased hunting tag allocation and diminished hunting quality and experience for western state residents hunters.
Mountain Pursuit is troubled by these trends, and believes resident hunters should have significant priority for hunting tag allocation.