I thought i'd post this in a new thread so as to not muddy up the other Ft Rich moose hunt thread.
I'd like to know your take on this deal. If you don't know about it, here's how it works. Any hunters, bow or muzzle loaders must pay an access fee of $125 to the DNR folks on Ft Rich. Any other user does not have to pay any fees, though i'm not sure if that applies to small game hunters.
I drew DM424 last year, went through the class, paid the fees, got my RAP and called in every day that I wanted to hunt and when I was done, I called to log out, and played by their rules. Why do these rules only apply to hunters? Hikers, walkers, berry pickers, or any other type of non-hunting related user do not have to pay or get a RAP. Seems like discrimination to me.
Last year when I was hunting the southside of the post, I had people walking by me while I was trying to call in moose, some with dogs that were not leashed. I even had someone with 2 dogs chase a cow, calf and a small bull out of the area I was hunting. If anything, Ft Rich should be closed when folks are hunting moose there but because of the vastness of Ft Rich lands it's virtually impossible to stop them. And don't try to tell them they aren't suppose to be there, it could get you hurt if you approach the wrong person. We all pay taxes so that excuse isn't valid. You either play by the rules or stay of Army land, that's how it should work yet it does not.