The meetings materials for the Sept 5th Parks and Wildlife meeting have been posted. I am concerned about the continuing discussion of BGSS and archery elk, you should be too.
In July, the PWC passed Alternative 1. If you read the attached, limited license language is still there. Additionally this item is listed as "A" on the agenda which means final action vote. In my opinion any issue paper to implement GMU level change should be two stepped, giving the opportunity for public comment. As well, if you look at the maps there is a lot of GMU's that CPW is opening up for commission examination, while they are only recommending 2 DAU's be adjusted.
Commissioner Garcia has described to me a desire to totally limit Grand county archery hunters, but CPW & CBA surveys oppose this. [email protected] Garcia is appointed as a sportsmans rep, tell him what you think.
If you look at what happened in E-16, there was no mention of separate hunt codes in the issue paper, but they were introduced THE day of approval before the commission. It created a situation where licensing is unlimited bull only, but none of our 35,000 statewide E/S OTC hunters can hunt there. It was de facto -limited, and made bull only.
I guess I will have windshield time tomorrow to make a lot of phone calls while on my way to my elk hunting camp. Hopefully I can talk to Marie Haskett and other commissioners tomorrow. I encourage CBA members to get comments in too. I do not see why anything has to be final voted in Sept to be in place for 2020.