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Colorado hunting boycott ... THE RESULTS!

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by CoRoMo, Jun 12, 2013.

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  1. CoRoMo

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    Yesterday they called it a bluff and they said it wouldn't even matter if true: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=711009

    Today they declare that we did in fact bluff and laugh in our face:


    All day, everyday for the past few days the radio has been blanketed with a Division of Wildlife spokesman bragging about a near record level of hunting applications that they have received.

    Some sleeping giant eh? :banghead:
     
  2. Bio-Chem

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    Well they aren't getting any of my money.

    I didn't read the links. Is there a breakdown of in state/out of state?
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    If the recently passed laws are in effect, both in-state and non-resident hunters may have an unexpected experience. :uhoh:

    I suspect that many hunters of both kinds have no idea what has happened, or think "This won't affect me." That remains to be seen.
     
  4. X-Rap

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    The real teller will be the OTC licenses, the limited draw is for fairly plumb tags that many out of staters would have a hard time passing up. Even the lure of unlimited elk tags OTC will be difficult to overlook for hunters that don't get draw in one of the neighboring draw only states.
    Don't get me wrong, I am no fan of the DOW or their chief propagandist Hampton but tying progun success to the hunting apps was not a good idea to start with.
    Other tourism numbers will hopefully be more in line with boycott hopes since those activities can be done in any number of western states equally. Elk hunting and the combination of quality draw areas and unlimited tags in other is unique to Colorado so far as I know.
     
  5. CoRoMo

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    No.

    What's being reported is that there is a 17,000 increase in applications this year and they directly tie that to the threatened boycott.
    Emphasis mine. :)
     
  6. MErl

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    and therein lies the first sign that moving out of the state is the only solution. I know I know, another bluff right?
     
  7. CoRoMo

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    For Magpul? Certainly.
    For the tourist/hunter; move their vacation/hunt somewhere else? Absolutely.
    For the Coloradoan? No, it's not the ONLY solution. Not yet anyhow.
     
  8. MErl

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    aye, wont know for sure until Nov next year but it is a bad sign.

    It also may not be wholly accurate because many plan early and enter the draw before this whole issue exploded.
     
  9. X-Rap

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    CDOW has more spin than a washing machine so I didn't expect them to report anything in a bad light even if there were a drop in numbers.
    Don't expect a state agency working for this gov and legislature to admit to any short comings to their agendas.
     
  10. tarosean

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    Without a breakdown it's a moot point.

    I never heard anyone in CO saying they would boycott.
     
  11. Direwolf

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    How can you trust anything a government official says?
     
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