I also do not feel like we have it that bad as far as prices go for licenses in Virginia. I do not want to shoot a bear and would rather have the option to purchase a tag if I wanted to instead of having to pay for the price in the regular license anyways. My one complaint however is if they are going to break out the "bear" tags now does that make the price of our regular license go down??? I think not...
Well,.. they wouldn't HAVE TO reduce the $ for a license. They could say, "Oh Well".I don't see this law passing at all. The state would loose money because they would have to reduce the cost of big game stamps if the bear tag was made seperate. I don't hunt bear and I would not be buying a bear tag. A seperate bear tag would cause a firestorm amongst hunters. I see too many negative issues surrounding a seperate bear license. If the game department were to cave to the desires of one special interest group, who would be next? I hope that those who will be making a decision on the new law have brains enough to see the many problems with this law, and trash it quickly.