The fact that hunting has changed in North Dakota in the last 20, 10, or even 5 years ago is why I don't agree with those wanting to limit the opportunities for some people. Change is constant and inevitable, and it seems to me that the proponents of limiting non-residents want to try to stop the clock or turn it backwards. I do enjoy this site and visit it often but have no desire to get into back and forth commentary, which usually resorts to insults and name-calling.
I will leave you with some food for thought on change from the year 1902
100 Years ago:
The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtup
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone
A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars
There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved roads
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tenessee were each more heavily populated than California which with a mere 1.4 million residents was only the 21st most populous state in the Union
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower
The average wage in the US was 22 cents an hour
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000, and a mechanical engineer about $ 5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home
Ninety percent of all US physicians had no college education. Instead, they attended medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard"
Sugar cost four cents a pound, eggs were fourteen cents a dozen, and coffee cost fefteen cents a pound
Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason
The five leading causes of death in the US were:
1. Pneumonia and infuenza
4. Heart Disease
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day
One in ten US adults couldn't read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at corner drugstores. According to one pharmacist, "Heroin clears the complexion, give buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and the bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."
Eighteen percent of households in the US had at least one full-time servant or domestic