Landowner tags.

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by stargazer32864, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. stargazer32864

    stargazer32864 Fawn

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    I have 3 questions about landowner tags. 1. How much are they ? 2. Would the landowner let me hunt on their property or would I have to go somewhere else. 3. What keeps the landowner from getting into trouble with the IRS from the extra income ? I would go gray thinking of that.
     
  2. CSS archer

    CSS archer BBBC Members

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    Landowners get an either sex tag for every 5,000 acres they allow public WMA hunting on. If they only allow public elk hunting they only get a cow tag. They can give it away, use it or sell it. It or they are only valid on that property that is open to the public. I have heard of them selling for $5,000 to $10,000 dollars. As far as the IRS, it's no different than any other income, if they don't report it they can certainly be penalized by the IRS. Some of the mines signed 50,000+ acres into the program, that's 10 tags to sell or allow buddies to use. I wish I was one of those buddies!
     
  3. Pinwheel8

    Pinwheel8 8 pointer

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    I turkey hunt and deer hunt on a couple of the wma's that are open because of the landowner elk tags. Great places to hunt that don't get much pressure. Gun hunted opening weekend of deer modern firearm season and only seen 3 or 4 other hunters all day.
     
  4. stargazer32864

    stargazer32864 Fawn

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    Looks like I'm going to try to get one the poor way. $10 lottery. I probably won't ever get drawn. Because of health problems, I'm allowing myself 5 years to win one after that I'll be unable to stand the hard terrain. I'm not worried about myself, I just feel for the ones that have been putting for the lottery every year and still haven't won, and probably won't ever. Good luck anyway guys.
     
  5. stargazer32864

    stargazer32864 Fawn

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    I'm glad you had better luck than I did hunting public land. I hunted one time years ago and I still have a bad taste in my mouth from it.
     

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