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Old 03-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Colorado passes guns restrictions that might affect the number of hunters who hunt th

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013...cent-gun-laws/

Hunters across the country are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.
The state is known to be home to some of the best elk hunting in the country. But after its governor, John Hickenlooper, signed controversial bills this month banning ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, and require background checks for private and online gun sales, some out-of-state hunters say they'll take their business elsewhere.
Hunting outfitters say people began canceling trips after the legislation passed, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. The numbers are few, but growing.
"If those jaded sportsmen from out of state and right here at home really do follow through with their threats to never spend another penny on hunting and fishing in Colorado, well, the hunting and fishing just got a lot better for those who do participate."
- Scott Willoughby writes in The Denver Post


Northwest Colorado hunting guide Chris Jurney expects more state defections in a major tourism industry. Out-of-state hunters accounted for 15 percent of hunting licenses last year, 86,000, compared with 489,000 for residents.
"There's a united front of sportsmen that are tired of having their freedoms and liberties and fundamental rights taken away from them," said Jurney, vice president of the Colorado Outfitters Association. "That kind of unity among sportsmen is going to be big, and unfortunately for those of us who live here, we're going to suffer the consequences of this misguided legislation."
Jurney said he expects the actual impact of gun regulations on Colorado hunters will be small. Varmint hunters tend to use high-capacity magazines, so they might be limited. He also is concerned about a provision that limits the loaning of a gun to 72 hours. Many youth hunts, in which most guns are loaned, last longer, he said.
Jeff Lepp, owner of Specialty Sports, a gun and hunting shop in Colorado Springs, predicts hunters are going to choose to visit other Rocky Mountain states.
"Small mountain towns and rural towns in this state are going to lose a lot of money because you're not going to see the number of out-of-state hunters coming here. Other states are going to see a growth," he said.
Michael Bane, a producer for The Outdoor Channel, also announced he will no longer film his four shows in Colorado.
The new gun laws and others were drawn up in response to mass killings at a suburban Denver movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said his agency has asked the state attorney general's office for advice on impacts to hunters. While legal possession of high-capacity magazines is grandfathered in, officials want to make sure they are still legal to use.
Meanwhile, Scott Willoughby, who writes an outdoors column for The Denver Post, wrote that the disenfranchised hunters' "sour grapes" may benefit local hunters.
He wrote, "if those jaded sportsmen from out of state and right here at home really do follow through with their threats to never spend another penny on hunting and fishing in Colorado, well, the hunting and fishing just got a lot better for those who do participate."


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Old 03-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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But what percent of retail and hotel/motel tax will be lost in the fall due to the decrease number of hunters? What about the little man?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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I'm interested to see how this actually impacts their economy... 15% of license sales are to nonresident hunters, but look at how much more a nonresident has to spend to get their big game tags!! http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/...esAndFees.aspx

Each nonresident big game tag brings almost 10 times (on average) more revenue to the state then a resident hunter!! I'm willing to bet that if you do the math, Colorado makes almost twice as much off nonresident hunters then its own residents!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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I would say much more than twice as much.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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I would say much more than twice as much.
What many folks fail to see it the trickle down economic impact of every dollar spent. Initially, it is the money spent directly by the consumer. However, there are the hotel fees, the hotel tax which usually goes directly to the city and can be 10-15% of the hotel bill, food and drinks, car rental, license fee, ammo, etc. Now consider that that same dollar will eventually be paid by an employer to an employee as wages. That dollar will be spent by that employee at another location and so on. So there is likely a significant financial impact by say even 1/4th of the 80,000 some odd out of state hunters not going to Colorado.

BTW- I hear the elk hunting is pretty good at a couple West Texas ranches.
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Click on the link in that article then read the comments; he's being torn to shreds by pro gunners and hunters LOL!!

who writes an outdoors column

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Click on the link in that article then read the comments; he's being torn to shreds by pro gunners and hunters LOL!!

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I looked through about 100 of em. Not 1 positive post on there
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There are some but from ex pats from the land of fruits and nuts, you know, the woods will be safer without people hunting with weapons that can fire 100 rounds, yada yada.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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been to co. both hunting and as a tourist, not going back, people are not friendly to texans.
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I'm interested to see how this actually impacts their economy... 15% of license sales are to nonresident hunters, but look at how much more a nonresident has to spend to get their big game tags!! http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/...esAndFees.aspx

Each nonresident big game tag brings almost 10 times (on average) more revenue to the state then a resident hunter!! I'm willing to bet that if you do the math, Colorado makes almost twice as much off nonresident hunters then its own residents!!
Colorado Takes the fun Out of it for sure!

I just put in for the 3rd season draw yesterday. It cost me $354 for Mule deer and $589 for elk. Plus $10 for habitat stamp.
Grand Total of $950!!

We also have 4 Landowner draw tags that we can give to a hunter that didnt draw. Same License fees apply for Nonresident landowners! We only use the property for CRP and hunting. Since we pay the same property Taxes as Residents you would think they would let us have a few tags at resident cost...

Sure stings if you blow an oppurtunity on a Bull or Buck up there and come home with nada.

If Nonresidents take there money else where It will have a impact on the small towns that look forward to October and November. I know alot of Texas guys that buy alot of Groceries and Fuel in those small towns before they head up the mountain.
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