Just a friendly reminder of upcoming deadlines for the 2019 Wyoming Outdoors publication:
• Deadline to reserve ad space is October 15th.
• Deadline to submit your display ad is November 1st.
• The Wyoming Outdoors publication will be completed and sent to the printing company on November 4th.
• The publication will be mailed to the non-residents the week of December 3rd.
If you need assistance with designing your ad or have revisions to your existing ad, please contact Mark Schuler and he can assist you:
Mark Schuler • ProDesign • (307) 587-5974 • moc.oywngisedorp@skram
The Travel, Rec & Wildlife committee met last week for a two day meeting. A very interesting couple of days in Dubois. The fishing guides bill has taken an interesting turn and the 90-10 proposal was napalmed.
At the request of Albert Sommers the original fishing guide bill was canned. In its place is a task force that will include representation from outfitting to examine moving fishing guides under the state board and giving them area authorization for operations. The task force would be a 2-year process and then come back to the legislature for recommendations on structure and rules. The bill will be a committee bill after passing 10-4 with James, Edwards, Tass and Miller voting no. The bill still must pass the 2/3 introduction vote to be heard during the session. Thanks to Lee and Budd for their support and testimony.
At the request of Sen. Hicks, Ogden invited Mountain Pursuit to make a presentation on a 90-10 rework of license allocation. However, Ogden left after the gaming legislation to fly to California for a block chain event. The knuckle dragger from Jackson making the presentation presented a lot of questionable information and came across as entitled. Sy countered with a history lesson on 90-10 and the financial impacts to the Game and Fish and the resident hunter. The committee was very surprised and appreciated the information. Because this was the last meeting and it was not a directive of management council, no bill was considered. It remains the prerogative of an individual legislator to bring a 90-10 bill, it would also be subject to the high threshold for introduction because of the budget session. The current members of TRW with the exception of James and Edwards seem to have a better understanding of why the system is set up the way it is, and that 90-10 would be a horrible idea. When you see Sy, buy him a drink. He killed it.
I will be back in Dubois in two weeks to be before Joint Agriculture as they continue to work on the bill to charge a predator fee on hunting and fishing licenses.
Call, email or text if you have questions or concerns.
Bill Novotny, WYOGA Lobbyist
WYOGA’s 2019 Annual Winter Retreat will be held:
Friday, December 6th at the Lander Community Convention Centerfrom 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Lunch and Dinner will be provided.
Sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Lander for $99.00 per night. Please contact them at 307.332.4005 by November 14th if you plan to attend. Be sure to reference WYOGA for the discounted rate.