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Old January 18, 2013, 11:26 AM   #27
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX; Thomasville, GA
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Hunter Custom, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they lacked staff and budget to deal with the workload.

My home county in Texas is the size of the state of Delaware. We have three game wardens to cover the whole area. One "development" of some 200,000 acres with around 4,000 small tracts has 1,100 miles of graded jeep trails. That leaves three million acres outside of Big Bend National Park. Good luck, guys.

People gripe about the cost of hunting/fishing licenses, but that's the primary source of income for most wildlife agencies. Better enforcement would require higher fees. The federal money from excise taxes on firearms helps, but not enough.
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