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You may not believe this, but the Non-resident waterfowler problem in North Dakota was a hot topic in the late 1800's.

From American Duck Shooting, by George Bird Grinnell (1901):
On page 321 he speaks about the wisdom of the Non-resident Act that required a fee of $25 to hunt waterfowl in North Dakota. (compares to about $500 in 2002)

"I know this license law has stopped much shooting and cut off much non-resident travel to North Dakota, for the gun stores of St. Paul and Minneapolis complain that it hurts their trade with sportsmen who outfit for shooting trips to the northwest. Even the railroads don't like the law for it lessens their traffic. The ducks, however, are to be congratulated upon it, and so are those whose fate enables them to get a look in one of the greatest remaining sporting grounds in America."

Seems the guys running the joint long ago had some values. ND was also one of the first states to enact a limit - 25 birds (see p. 596). They wanted to preserve the resource, waterfowling. I am sure most non-resi's would prefere th current solution of HPC to raising the fee to $500 or more.

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MOST, as in " I am sure most non-resi's would prefer the current solution.."

I hope you didn't miss the main point in all your zeal, this was not only a problem in the last century, but it was an issue in the century before that!
ND'er have a long long history of trying to preserve their heritage.

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