If it's true they'll probably need the money just to keep the status quo. They said the state was approving a record setting budget so I imagine they'll be trying to yank what ever amount the DNR gets from the general fund to go all of these other expenses. They'll probably raise the state taxes enough to make up for whatever fed tax cut comes along!
If all license and permits go up $5
( I've yet to see anything to verify this)
our cost to hunt as a resident of Ohio will be very comparable to out of state license fees or more in many cases
We need to get the politicians out of the ODNR Budget and policies
Yea I heard it on the radio.Taft proposes 4.95 increase,next years budget increase to dnr of 3% slashed. I voted for this guy on his first term but have regretted it ever since.They don't even have the guts to make it an even 5 bucks.
I don't agree with the increase one bit, but like the rest of will buy my license and enjoy the outdoors. Never have and never will like politicians, they aren't good for anything but a big pain in my @$$!!! Like I said, regardless of the price I will buy my license and enjoy it.
Ahh man herewe go again raising lic fees i hoope they are planning on buy some more land withthe increase revenue.as for thf gov well i now i will not vote him again raised my chewing tobacco raised my beer and know my hunting tag man what will be next. but i will pay my dues and move on thats all we can do
I know this is not the popular opinion, but I really don't mind paying an extra $5. Geez, if you divide that over how many times you spend on the water or afield........ I still think it's about the best bargain going,outside of the cost of a stamp to have someone carry a letter across the country.
Now the budget cuts are another thing all together. And didn't our bonehead of a govenor promise something about no new taxes? Maybe I missed something. I'd like to see a system in which every time a politician breaks a campaign promise, then he must be brought up to be re-voted upon whether we still want him around or not. It'll never happen but it seems only fair that if they can change the rules midstream,than we can change the talking head,too.
So instead of raising the hunting tags and fishing tags 5 bucks.Why doesn't Odnr look in to getting there money from another souce as to like charging 5 bucks for a tag to use state grounds charge hikers and mountain bikers a 5 dollar tag to hike. that would get them some revenue why should the hunting and fishing community pay and the hikers and bikers just go as they please start charging them they use the grounds just as much as we do.
Exactly what I was thinking flathunter, they will see themselves as having additional rights in to wildlife areas and state forests and could enfact be able to leverage a legal stance to support it and keep hunting out, say during the beutiful fall foliage??
I've been trying to convince some buddies to accompany me to my camp inPennsylvania for a number of years to hunt but always got it was too expensive.At least Pa.'s moneys are not diverted directly to the General Fund,but go directly to the Game Commision.Land aquisition,habitat improvements and stocking all benefit.IF Ohio raises each tag $5,then as a resident I'll pay $136 vs a non-resident Pa. fee of $151.This would allow a hunter 2deer tags,2 turkey tags and state waterfowl stamps.Doesn't seem fair to me,particularly if we want to continue to bring young hunters into our ranks.
They are ready do think they own it how many time have you got up at 4am get ready to go hunting climb up in your stand right at day break you hear something coming you look around and to your eyes a hiker climbing up and down the hill with there back packs on and i 'm not talking just right off the road or on hiking trails i'm talking 1- 2 mile back in the timber if i have to pay to hunt the ground and put up with them hiking and riding when ever and were ever they want they should pay to.
i just sent an e-mail to mr. taft through his web site.
told him that i felt it is unfair for the state to ask outdoorsmen to pay an increase in our fees while others who use state parks and land do so free of charge.
the beaches,picnic areas,nature trails and wildlife areas are all free to use by anyone.but these facilities do require maintenance,refuse removal and patrolling by park officers.all of which must be factored into a parks budget.yet they are still free to use.
i suggested that some type of admission fee policy be implemented for the state parks so that everyone who uses them will equally share in their costs.
the web site stated that if you want a written response you must leave your home mailing address(which i did),but i really don't expect a response from him.
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