My name, address and all other info is on file here, so that falls within the rules of public complaints. I'm hoping the mods don't delete this thread, because I think I'm bringing up some good points. I have always been a supporter of the KDFWR, but they are beginning to drive me broke. Fees keep going up for everything and I'm not sure about the returns on these increased fees. So far in 2004 I've spent $22.50 for a combo license, $20 for spring turkey tag and $75 for boat registration. Later this year, I will spend $25 for a deer tag. If I decide to kill some more does it will be an extra $10 per tag. Then if I decide I want to do some turkey hunting in the fall, I have to buy a fall turkey tag. Trout stamps, duck stamps, it's all adding up. Now for the latest increase: In years past to go Elk hunting you paid $10 to get into the drawing. If you were lucky enough to be drawn you got to hunt for an Elk. This year you still have to pay $10 just to get into the drawing, however if you are drawn, you have to buy a $25 Elk tag. It's literally getting to the point that it can cost a few hundred bucks just to have all the proper licensing to hunt or fish in this state. They keep emphasizing taking a kid hunting or fishing, there's more tags and permits. When the kid turns 16, your fees basically double because they must have full licenses. Where is all this money going? Our fees keep going up, but where's our return? Game Wardens are grossly underpaid, and there is a hiring freeze. As of now there isn't even 1 game warden per county in this state and it's getting worse. My local CO is retiring this fall. There's one less game warden and the hiring freeze prevents a replacement. KDFWR spends countless thousands sending Tim Farmer and crew all over the state on paid hunting and fishing trips, yet refuses to even provide one game warden per county. KDFWR spends millions on restocking and restoration programs, yet can't even provide one game warden per county to help stop people from poaching these same stocked and restored animals. Ask any game warden you see and they will tell you that they are way over worked, underfunded, and under resourced. Their money got so tight last summer that the KDFWR suspended all over time pay for CO's. I think the KDFWR needs to rethink it's priorities quickly. They'll eagerly spend gobs of money on the blue bellied sap sucker or something like that, but refuse to address the most basic needs of having CO's out working in the field. Our fees keep going up, but where is the money going? In my opinion, it's obviously going to the wrong places. Okay, rant over for now.