Are you serious?
- Dec 31, 2013
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- Logan County
If the tribe wants to give its members free licenses. Have the member buy it full price like everyone else then write them a check to reimburse them. There its solved.
Governor Stitt doesn't have money for commercials like the tribes
and maybe the tribes are using the hunting and fishing compacts as leverage, that can go both ways.
I am disguised with all the people who think Stitt isn't handling this right.
If you have a disagreement you say it and go on. The tribes weren't going to agree anyway, lets go to court and get it over, and I agree with Stitt that you don't have a compact with no expiration. And if I understand that the tribes only pay 3-6% of gross take, they have a great deal. Oklahoma is losing at that game. lol
I keep seeing comments that the state got the money for the licenses.
The ODWC is 100% funded by license sales, revenue obtained from investments that come from lifetime license sales and federal funds from the Pittman/Robertson act.
Allowing the state to get the money from the state would be massive lost revenue to the ODW.
The ODW does not get any state tax money or legislative funding from the state.
Bull . . . it's a license bought by the tribe from the state . . . for residents of the state who happen to be tribal members.
Gonna have to disagree fully with that. Anything the tribe does is fruit from a poisonous tree. The way they gain their money is gambling and smoking. The scourge that those things are on society is not worth anything they kick back to the citizenry. Broken homes, empty bank accounts, cancer, and the list goes on. Besides had people not woefully wasted all their money on those ill advised things. They could have used it for something else and the taxes generated would pay for those services. Instead of all the associated costs with addiction that comes from what they are purveyors of.
There is a chance that tribes like the Osage’s can or would make it to where you had to be Native American to hunt or fish on tribal land Osage county is a big countyNot bull. The tribe pays the state $2 for each license and then also pays an additional admin cost payment to ODWC, the equivalent of $4 per license over the life of the compact. $6 for a license the rest of us pay $42 for (combo hunting/fishing).
I fully appreciate all the work the tribes are doing in regards to healthcare, education and infrastructure throughout the state and I would have no problems if these licenses were intended for hunting and fishing on tribal lands...but if you hunt the same places the rest of us hunt the license should be the same.
Now, of course, the other element here is whether or not ODWC would have otherwise sold that many licenses at the regular price. If they would have, then they are losing money. If they wouldn't have, then yes the compact could be a good thing.