I posted this in response to a regulation thread, but it really is a seperate issue and I wanted to see what some others thought. This is a portion of a e-mail I sent the Governor.
Why do Military members have to wait an entire year to qualify as a “resident” for hunting purposes? Is it so we (military) won’t get access to the oil revenue money? If it is, I understand the reason behind that regulation (living in the state for a full year to qualify), but I see no rhyme or reason except greed to charge military members who are PCSed (permanent change of station) here even half of the non-resident fee. I have never encountered this in any other state I have been stationed in. Many states even waive / provide special opportunities to soldiers who usually have very limited hunting time.