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Bill Increasing Buck Tag Fees

Would like to see something done in that department so "Uncle Bob" don't throw "Aunt Betty" into the Gun Season Lottery and lower the odds for the rest of us just so "uncle Bob" can shoot 2 deer. All uncle bobs are pricks, period.

It would also keep the meat eaters shooting does if they had to pay more out of their pocket to kill what they call a Meat Buck.

$35.00 for a buck

$15.00 for a doe......that is totally reasonable.

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$20 Buck and $20 Doe.

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I agree with you elvis!! even though you are dead

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I'm kinda with Grainfarmer on this one.  I mean, how will uping the price for a buck tag 15 bucks break a family?  That's one less visit to the movie theater a year!

I myself wouldn't have a problem saving for a 100 dollar buck tag but that's just me.  People get very touchy when it comes to horns.  If you want to have a buck tag each year then maybe you should pay for it?  If you don't care about horns and only want meat then maybe you should help out the Game & Fish to thin the population of does.

But again, I'm lumping myself into the "hissy fit" crowd because I get a heck of a lot more rush out of a buck than I do a doe (especially rifle).  I'm basically jealous or disappointed I get a buck tag about every five years.  My thoughts aren't totally fair but I understand where Grainfarmer is coming from.

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wow now ive heard it all. pay 20 for either. if ya dont get the buck tag tough .it will be yours next year. increasing the cost wont solve anything. look at the price of gas , it didnt slow any of us down , we keep driving. make changes that make a difference.

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Now thats not fair to the bucks Elvis. They are in higher demand Elvis.......Its just like the rules of Supply and Demand.....it should work the same for buck hunting.....tis common sense. You want to take a buck out of the gene pool, you better be willing to pay for it....How many local deer herds exist in ND with More Bucks than does ...?? Or equal amounts I should say. And the answer is.....None. It would be excellent deer management easy to put in place and it would do some good. Like the idea or hate the idea, it would do everyone good regardless of opinion.

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I like the idea of making the buck tags a higher price than the does...they just did the math wrong:
Buck - $10
Doe - $5
That way the Buck tags will be twice the price of the doe!

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PS Any of you socialists would not like my idea because it would be giving the "Rich" folks an advantage because they would have that "extra" $20.00 in their pocket to indulge in the taking of a antlered animal.....:)

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The tag's the cheapest part of deer hunting. I'm with Grainfarmer. Buck tags are worth more and should cost more.

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Im fine with the success rate for drawing and harvesting bucks right now. I would like to see cheaper doe tags to increase the harvest. I dont think supply in demand should come into play. That makes the GnF sound like its being run as a money making business. I appreciate the job they do and I think they extra $1,000,000+/year theyve made from the increase in liscense in the last 7-8 years should go along way for them.

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why not just give the land owners unlimited buck tags.
stop whineing bout who gets what , we all pay the same price and have the same chances. do something that MAKES A DIFFERENCE. why be soooooo petty. if u want a buck tag and get it cool if u want one and dont get it . cry a river and wait till next year. a bill with these kind of intentions will make the hunting world become industraialised, soon the only buck tags will be from the outfitters and guids and can only shoot the ones they tell u to. for a very large fee . then all you "buck"hunters wouldnt have any thing to cry about.

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Grainfarmer,

Why don't you go talk with your legislator and try and get that bill brought up rather than wining on FBO about it every year?

I believe this was already shot down two years ago.

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I guess from my perspective, if one is willing to pay $20 for dead aunt Betty to get a buck tag, they'll be willing to pay $35. You won't see much of a difference in the number of applications for the almighty buck tag.

My question is this: What will we do the following year when having raised buck tags to $35 doesn't work? Raise it to $45?

You

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Head Hunter,

Hasn't this one been run through about ten times already?

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Have you ever seen the fake roping horns cowboys put on cattle so they can use them for roping stock? Thats a great idea for Ndak. Rent out a set of these type of deer horns, shoot a doe, strap on a big set and head for the bar. Thats all you want them for is bragging rights anyhow! right?

You could exchange strap-on horns with your friends each year, taking turns getting the big set of course. There, you dont have a buck ratio problem in Ndak anymore.

 

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Have you ever seen the fake roping horns cowboys put on cattle so they can use them for roping stock? Thats a great idea for Ndak. Rent out a set of these type of deer horns, shoot a doe, strap on a big set and head for the bar. Thats all you want them for is bragging rights anyhow! right?

You could exchange strap-on horns with your friends each year, taking turns getting the big set of course. There, you dont have a buck ratio problem in Ndak anymore.

archer | Jan 11, 2007 2:47PM

Now that is funny right there!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

In my lifetime I have seen fence row to fence row farming and the return of CRP and game to the landscape.Now we face again the prosepect of fence row to fence row again! Sportsman are our own worst enemy in that we fail to look forward and focus to much on the now!

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I disagree, everyone should be treated the same, a lot of families can't afford to pay for all to get a chance at a buck tag which they should have the right to do.

This is just another step towards making hunting a rich mans sport!

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Keep in mind I said "Strap ON Horns!!"

 

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Tim,
I think you are being somewhat hypocritical. In the banning trail cameras post you are saying don't give the government an inch cause they will take a mile. But here you are all for raising prices to hopefully give you a better shot at getting a almighty buck tag. But using your logic from that post what stops the government from changing it to $100 next session and then even higher the next session, and pretty soon only the rich can afford to hunt except for does.

I think a lot of people forget that 25 years ago you were lucky to draw a tag, period. One or two really hard winters and springs can take us back to that and then you have higher priced tags for very few deer.

This subject just gets beat to death on this site. If you don't get drawn, it's a problem with the lottery or raise the price of the tag so the almighty serious antler hunter gets a better chance at getting drawn. What makes the almighty serious antler hunter so much better than anybody else that they should get some special treatment?

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"What makes the almighty serious antler hunter so much better than anybody else that they should get some special treatment?"

Nothing, they're just the squeakier wheel.

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Fireangel,

I agree with you about not getting a tag every year. I didn't get drawn for a buck tag this year and you don't hear me crying about it. Get a bow tag, then you can shoot a buck every year.

 

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Not this topic again,How about 10 dollars for a doe tag and 20 for a buck.

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fire angel,

I don't quite know where government comes into play here.  I'd support it if the majority of people support it.  The problem is, we get railroaded into government taking the "assumption train" that we'll go along with whatever.

Like Grainfarmer said, it does kinda make sense when you put it in supply and demand.  And come on folks, lets be reasonable.  Say a buck tag went to 50 bucks.  Just how in the heck couldn't a family afford that?  At seven dollars and hour that will take someone just over seven hours to get.  Or like I said, that's one LESS trip to Applebees.

Sorry, I'm simply saying that if everyone else was like me (liked the horns), I think the supply demand thing would work but it would have to be controlled.  Going to a hundred bucks or over the average "purchasing" power of a typical ND family would be outrageous.  Supply and demand works EVERY time.  It's flawless unless corruption exists.

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that squeaky wheel is the one that gets the grease though, when it cost me 300 in gas food lodging ammo to shoot a doe in the area i have hunted all my life, to me what is the extra $$$$ bump the price up on a buck tag, then throw in a doe tag, deer hunting is about the only hunting i really enjoy anymore, because where i go i can go chase mulies for miles if i want or i can drive an oilfield road, either way pass up 100 deer in a weekend, then when i find a buck that meets my goal, lay the smack down on it take a few pictures cut it up have my taxidermist put it on the wall, and go try to get a bigger one next year instead of waiting 4 years for a tag. every year i see a lot of forks and little 3x and 4x strapped to roofs or in pickup boxes which is fine but a lot of these guys are shooting a buck just to shoot a buck they might not care about the potential of the unit they hunt because they like to and it is your right to shoot whatever size deer you want. that being said if someone has to pay 100 bucks to shoot a buck and 10 to shoot a doe that would probably take a lot of the people who are just shooting a buck to say they shot a mulie out of the equation, but i am probably a little extreme about mulie hunting, and selfish wanting a tag every year but hey this is why we have discussions about this stuff so we can see everyones view agree or not.

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Leave the whitetail bucks at 20 and raise the mule deer bucks to $100.

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Grainfarmer, Awsome idea. Agree 100%. Heck, I'd wouldn't mind seeing the price of buck tags higher than that.

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id agree with that murdock, thst is a good idea.

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Government comes in because they are the ones that make the law and establish the fees.

If you go by supply and demand then you are going to price a lot of people out of hunting. Like i said in my last post what happens after we have a couple of bad winters. Supply goes way down, but demand stays the same. Should the legislators raise the buck tag to $200 then. I guarantee that if there are only about 2,000 tags available they will find enough people to pay that if not more, but what happens to the guy that you are talking about that makes $7/hr. He is priced out. Just remember what you like to preach on this site-be careful what you wish for!

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Why should normal hunters have to pay for the wishes of the trophy hunters.

Headhunter, why don't you start the other thread "140 or Better" so we know what buck to shoot if we get a buck tag.

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because if you are a normal hunter then you should have no problem shooting a whitetail buck, doe, or a mulie doe, and if you are a landowner you still get gratis tags haha,(there is some sarcasim in there just so everyone knows) oh man i really wish i could get a mulie buck every year, i'd take out a loan to get one yearly, but i can't afford 1000 dollars an acre land. besides with bow because i;m a crazy mulie hunter and have had the big buck obsession for 8 years, i neeed to start a club like AA for mulie hunters. oh well you can wish in one hand and crap in the other and see what gets filled up first haha.

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WWW.Strap-on-buckhorns.com, "Pick your rack before you go, get out there and shoot your doe!!!!"

 

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