I live in BC where we have sixteen hunt-able big game species and a few of the high dollar ones. Non residents aliens also have to be guided. But we could easily issue fifty stone sheep tags and probably a hundred caribou and moose tags and likely more. Almost limitless black bear and wolf. BC uses a random draw, so every body has the same chance every year. Each entry could be twenty dollars. As residents we currently pay seven dollars per species. The tag fee structure could be the same as it is now.
Your chances of drawing would be slim, for sure, but for twenty bucks at least it's a cheap dream. And there would be a few hundred ecstatic hunters every year. And no guide requirement.
Hunting is in trouble in BC with our current government and as I've told many people the more allies the better. The money and influence would be good for us and our passion.
Maybe its time for US game clubs and organizations ( B&C, P&Y, SCI, etc,) to start lobbying and courting the BC governments and wildlife org's to make this happen.
I think the time is right and ripe to make some headway towards this.
As for the wannabe fast trackers: I have a single sister that's pretty good looking if you like redheads, and marrying her would allow me to take you hunting. But after living with her for a few months, we might not be getting along well enough to share a camp.
Hmmm, sounds like a business opportunity!
I don't see it as odd. I do see it as a sign of a possible future....
This is the difference between Private and Public wildlife.
Outfitters that can "Own" allocations and guaranteed licences fall in the Private category.
Ambush's concept is based on Public Wildlife.
Which path should we cut for our kids to follow?
BC could give out two thousand black bear tags and include a wolf tag with it and not even notice. Not many would be interested in deer or elk with so many other places with better hunting. Moose and caribou, in the north, would be entirely doable.
And at least a few Stone sheep draws in areas where there is GOS for residents or outfitter allocations.
The model certainly works for most of our western states.
It would also have the effect of bringing more information and money to counter the anti-hunting factions through primary US based hunting organizations for the protection of conservation based wildlife management.
Hopefully, BC DOW would also help protect hunting with the additional funding.