Michigan Man False Claim WY Residency
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Bowboy 14-May-23
drycreek 14-May-23
midwest 14-May-23
wyobullshooter 14-May-23
t-roy 14-May-23
Bowboy 14-May-23
RK 14-May-23
RK 14-May-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 14-May-23
grizzly63 14-May-23
Bigdog 21 14-May-23
Mpdh 14-May-23
Woods Walker 14-May-23
wyobullshooter 14-May-23
BULELK1 15-May-23
wytex 15-May-23
Rut Nut 15-May-23
Orion 15-May-23
grasshopper 15-May-23
wyobullshooter 15-May-23
Brijake 15-May-23
ahunter76 15-May-23
wyobullshooter 15-May-23
Brotsky 15-May-23
Glunt@work 15-May-23
Rut Nut 15-May-23
DanaC 15-May-23
Aspen Ghost 15-May-23
Corax_latrans 16-May-23
Pop-r 16-May-23
Bowfreak 16-May-23
Z Barebow 16-May-23
Aspen Ghost 16-May-23
WYelkhunter 17-May-23
Saphead 17-May-23
KHNC 18-May-23
Brijake 22-May-23
thedude 23-May-23
Sivart 23-May-23
Aspen Ghost 23-May-23
From: Bowboy
14-May-23

Bowboy's Link
This guy got caught gaming the system.

From: drycreek
14-May-23
That’s gonna smart !

From: midwest
14-May-23
Wonder how he finally got caught after 15 years??

Scumbag

14-May-23
With more than 100 instances of paying resident vs nonresident fees, not to mention being able to hunt elk and deer every year OTC, $35K isn’t nearly painful enough. Too bad he’s not facing jail time and being a convicted felon for grand larceny, fraud, or something along those lines.

From: t-roy
14-May-23
Article says “Wyoming, and 48 other states participate in the interstate wildlife violator compact.” I wonder which state doesn’t belong. Douche should lose all his privileges for life.

From: Bowboy
14-May-23
T-Roy last I checked it was Hawaii and Massachusetts that aren’t in the Pact.

From: RK
14-May-23
Yep Hawaii and Mass.

From: RK
14-May-23
Yep Hawaii and Mass.

14-May-23
Mass don’t have to join…there’s no wildlife here for people to poach or convicted poachers to come hunt hahahahaha

From: grizzly63
14-May-23
Man should brought to Wyoming for a proper tarring and feathering. Did his family accomplices share in the pain? Seems they would liable as well. A commercial operator should have some additional fiscal responsibility like any money he earned doing this?

From: Bigdog 21
14-May-23
The system is wrong. If he was on fed.ground he has just as much right to hunt there for same price as anyone. We are USA citizen and all pay fed taxes. To keep fed. ground federal. Otherwise they would sale it off. So yes he does Owen it just like everyone else paying taxes..

From: Mpdh
14-May-23
The game animals are owned by the state so they decide who pays for what.

From: Woods Walker
14-May-23
Does he compete in walleye tournaments too? ;-)

14-May-23
Bigdog, I’d like to think your post was meant as a joke. Sadly, I doubt that’s the case.

From: BULELK1
15-May-23
Some one prolly turned his ass in as he was bragging about most likely.

Good luck, Robb

From: wytex
15-May-23
Yeah Bigdog they got it right, our system is fine. You have the right to recreate on federal lands, hunting is regulated by the states.

From: Rut Nut
15-May-23
I was thinking the same thing Robb!

But this case made me think about state “residency”...................... What about folks who own property in 2 different states and spend part of the time in both states depending on the time of year? I know many people who live in Pa in the Summer and Fla in the Winter. How would you determine which one was your “Primary” residence? Now, I’m not talking about having a CABIN in Wyoming and a house in Fla (or another state). I am talking about having 2 houses in different states and spending half the year in one, and the other half of the year in the other? How would that work?

From: Orion
15-May-23
You can only be a resident in one state, no matter how many states you own houses in. I guess you also missed the part where you have to live in Wyoming for 12 consecutive months to get your residency

From: grasshopper
15-May-23
So that is how to beat point creep....

15-May-23
Wyoming is very specific about what determines whether you’re a resident or not, including if someone spends time elsewhere.

From: Brijake
15-May-23
He must not have had any friends who hunted out West or they thought he was the luckiest guy in the world to draw every year.

From: ahunter76
15-May-23
The state you vote in, pay taxes in & have drivers lic in is your place of residency is a few rules I see.

15-May-23

wyobullshooter's Link
From the Wyoming Game and Fish website. It should go without saying, but apparently some need it said. Federal land can be utilized by everyone equally regardless of state residency. However, the animals and fish that reside in and on that federal land are managed by that state. Doesn’t matter which state that federal land is located, everyone must abide by the game and fish regulations set by that state. Pretty simple.

From: Brotsky
15-May-23
If people can identify as furries then I can surely identify as a Wyoming resident :)

From: Glunt@work
15-May-23
Had a friend who got in trouble. Moved in the summer and wasn't a resident of his old state or new state when Fall came.

From: Rut Nut
15-May-23
Thanks Orion- I missed that. I guess Wyoming makes it pretty clear! Although I’m not sure how they would know if you have been in the state for 365 consecutive days.....................or how you could prove it? Unless they subpoenaed your cell phone records.

From: DanaC
15-May-23
"Mass don’t have to join…there’s no wildlife here for people to poach or convicted poachers to come hunt hahahahaha "

Don't be knocking our proud state. Just this morning I saw a bearded hen, and two days ago a turtle ;-)

From: Aspen Ghost
15-May-23
Was the bearded hen drinking Bud Light?

16-May-23
“Although I’m not sure how they would know if you have been in the state for 365 consecutive days.....................or how you could prove it? Unless they subpoenaed your cell phone records.”

When I moved back to CO, I stopped a to buy a NR small game license (indicating my CO address) almost as soon as I hit the border! It was in August and there was no way I was going to buy non-res deer and Elk tags 2 years in a row.

Also went to the DMV and got my CO DL the next day (I had plans to head back to school the next Fall, too, and if you think NR hunting licenses are expensive, you should see what it does to your tuition….).

Anyway, I figured if I had two state-issued documents with the CO permanent address on them and the issue date was before the season/school year opened, I’d be covered.

I did end up paying non- resident rates on deer licenses in two states that year; them’s the rules.

From: Pop-r
16-May-23
We will see more of this as there are quite a few guys who have done this in many different states. It will come to head several more times through the next several years. Sad part is, many who have done this for years are now dead or not hunting anymore so it'll just be let go.

From: Bowfreak
16-May-23
I'm with Brotsky on this one. We can no longer define what a woman is, I think that residency is next.

From: Z Barebow
16-May-23
What a douche! It was not a matter if you get caught, it is a matter of when.

Maybe because I value my hunting experiences in Wyoming when I do draw. I don’t know how he could feel good about any tag/hunt that he did. I guess cheaters don’t have a conscience.

From: Aspen Ghost
16-May-23
Corax, it's never a good idea to go on a public forum and confess to illegal activity. Hopefully the statute of limitations has passed for you.

From: WYelkhunter
17-May-23
"The system is wrong. If he was on fed.ground he has just as much right to hunt there for same price as anyone. We are USA citizen and all pay fed taxes. To keep fed. ground federal. Otherwise they would sale it off. So yes he does Owen it just like everyone else paying taxes.."

I don't know why I even try to explain to people like you because most of time you just don't have a clue or want to have a clue. The ground the wildlife is on has nothing to do with it. The STATES manage the wild life for the residents of the state. So basically the wild life is owned by the state that it is in. So, the state can give anyone or restrict anyone from hunting the STATE owned wildlife as it sees fit. NON residents are not restricted from using the federal lands in any way. You just have to pay a higher fee to have the privilege to hunt the STATES wildlife. By your reasoning I should be able to hunt or let anyone hunt what I want when I want on my private property.

From: Saphead
17-May-23
Fine should have been higher. Outfitter License... Not just a guy trying to get tags

From: KHNC
18-May-23
It will take him more than 6 years to get enough points for a GEN elk license now anyway. IF he decides to go legal.

From: Brijake
22-May-23
He must not have had any friends who hunted out West or they thought he was the luckiest guy in the world to draw every year.

From: thedude
23-May-23
Wyobullshoot, your statement is not entirely correct. Subsistence board does a good job of screwing everything up on fed lands in ak in contradiction to state regs.

From: Sivart
23-May-23
So did he own a home in WY? Or was it just he didn't get his DL in WY?

From: Aspen Ghost
23-May-23
From the article in the first post:

"He used family members’ post office boxes in Wyoming as a mailing address and was able to obtain a Wyoming driver’s license."

so apparently did not own a home but did have a WY DL.

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