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    #46
    As a nonresident, I would love to see Nebraska allow the "return" of a permit. I normally buy two permits a year, one rifle and the other archery/MZ. If I do not connect during the rifle season, I would love to be able to buy a MZ permit if I did not already. I am not asking for my unused tag to carryover, I would gladly purchase new.
    I hunt several states so I get to see a broad range of seasons and regs. Pennsylvania has a Special Antlerless Firearms season in October open to youth, seniors, disabled and active duty military PA residents. I think NE should definitely have this type of season, even just for youth, to get more exposure to the sport. Without getting more people involved in hunting, we as hunters now can see license costs increase, less access to land, etc. The list can go on and on. We need more people to keep the tradition alive.
    More regulations kill hunter numbers. PA enacted some regulations that were not appealing to the masses a decade or so ago such as increased doe harvest, antler restrictions, new seasons, etc. and it killed hunter numbers so with license sales down the commission increased costs to keep revenue coming in which further prevents people from hunting.

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      #47
      Originally posted by xX45Xx View Post
      Without getting more people involved in hunting, we as hunters now can see license costs increase, less access to land, etc. The list can go on and on. We need more people to keep the tradition alive.
      More regulations kill hunter numbers. PA enacted some regulations that were not appealing to the masses a decade or so ago such as increased doe harvest, antler restrictions, new seasons, etc. and it killed hunter numbers so with license sales down the commission increased costs to keep revenue coming in which further prevents people from hunting.
      It appears like those are the policies of the recent past, and on into the future, in many hunting & fishing state scenarios. Sometimes it seems like there's a concentrated effort by various entities to E&A (error & then adjust) by only creating more issues that need to be addressed at some point.

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        #48
        I know I will catch hell for this thought, but I've always thought every state charges ridiculous amounts for out of state hunters. I can understand paying double for residents and I would be okay with that but sometimes the markup is outrageous. It doesn't cost the state anymore money to regulate out of state hunters and I've never been to a game check that says nonresident hunters only. The hunters are already paying for gas, hotel rooms that are pricier than normal, having to eat out more than usual so why make them pay more for a tag. My bet would be is states made the tags a more reasonable rate than a lot of hunters would come to hunt or fish more than once a year. I would love to come and knock down a turkey but there is no way I'm dropping 108 bucks on a tag.

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          #49
          4. Muzzleloader Season would be changed to Second Gun Season. The change would allow the use of muzzleloaders, shotguns firing slugs, and straight walled rifle cartidges (357 mag, 450 bushmaster, 45-70) as to not turn it into a second rifle season.

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          exactly, I do not understand why guys are so against something like this. We should we asking more from our government not less. We are the ones paying the for the permits, They rely on us for the funds. We should get more options.

          Nebraska.......Must wear Motorcycle helmets, No Gambling, Only One Rifle Season.
          "THE MOST QUOTED USER IN 2014,2015,2016, 2017 and 2018"

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            #50
            Originally posted by WyoHunter View Post
            Any chance someone could create a survey? I'm curious how many would be against a youth rifle weekend in October. I'm guessing it would be a small percentage against it but I could be wrong.
            I would be one. I Am a bowhunter. I started bow hunting when I was 16. I didn’t grow up ina hunting family. I used money from the partime job I had to buy my gear and hunted, still do, public land. I didn’t have a dad that took me out I learned from trial and error and more failures than I can count. I didn’t shoot a deer until my 4th season. When My kid wants to hunt and is ready, I will be buying a crossbow or a bow if they are strong/accurate enough.

            I also will have 0 problem going a season without shooting a deer so that I can get my kid on one.

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              #51
              Originally posted by LoveTheOutdoors View Post

              On the surface it appears little or no impact (other than possibly a few more permits being sold, which isn't a bad thing); but I'd still be curious to dig into the numbers and see the breakout between crossbows and all other archery gear. I think it would answer the question, "are crossbow success rates more similar to rifles, or more similar to other archery weapons?" (Field and Stream had an article in their recent issue that painted the impact of crossbows in a not so flattering light). And for the record, I have no issues with crossbows, it's allowed my dad to extend his season as he never shot traditional/compound bows, but was willing to give a crossbow a try (I'm just a "data" guy, and like the numbers to tell the story/answer the questions).

              I can't remember, do the NGPC annual permit surveys ask that question (what weapon used, and do they breakout the archery gear)? Bluestacks TextNow VPN Maybe they already have a general idea by extrapolating out the sample survey results.
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              I do not think the annual surveys of the NGPC permits asked this question (what weapon was used and do they break the archery material)
              unless you have another opinion ??

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                #52
                With CWD sweeping the nation, I would not worry too much about seasons and weapons. Without a solution to CWD, seasons and weapons choice won't matter. There will soon be very few animals to hunt.

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by john chovanes View Post
                  With CWD sweeping the nation, I would not worry too much about seasons and weapons. Without a solution to CWD, seasons and weapons choice won't matter. There will soon be very few animals to hunt.
                  Even if there are animals left, who would want to take the chance eating one at this point? I've seen lots of scientific data reversed in my life time and this could just be another one of them at some point since not enough is known yet. I wouldn't process one nowadays even if I didn't have anything else to eat.

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                  • WyoHunter
                    WyoHunter commented
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                    I'll gladly keep eating all big game. With the number of hunters out there consuming deer, elk etc don't you think there would have been a medical case or two if there was an issue? You know a good percentage of us have probably consumed an infected animal at some point with no ill effects. The disease has been around since the 70s...
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