Resident / Non-Resident Data Collection. North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference Columbus, Ohio March 23, 2006. Background. Multiple Lawsuits Legal Challenges to Resident/Nonresident Disparities in Access and Cost of Hunting
North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference
March 23, 2006
“Reid Bill” or "Reaffirmation of State Regulating of Resident and Non-resident Hunting and Fishing Act of 2005“
Commerce Clause Does Not Interfere with States’ Ability to Regulate Hunting and Fishing
But . . .Reid Bill Does Not Fix Everything
New Law Does Not Limit --
Litigation Continues . . .
Must Courts Listen to Congress?
Minnesota v. Hoeven
“Congressional interpretation of what is and is not interstate commerce is not controlling on the judicial branch.” (On Appeal to the 8th Circuit)
Moving Past the Commerce Clause
Taulman v. Hayden (Kansas)
In March 2005, SCI released a statement in support of the ‘Reid Bill’ reaffirming state control over wildlife, even on Federal lands.
(For SCI’s complete statement on this issue, visit www.safariclub.org under ‘Where We Stand’)
SCI commissioned research on state resident/non resident hunting opportunities.
Phase I Research:
Phase II Research:
Survey Information Sources:
Average costs for elk hunting in Western states is 4x higher for non-residents vs. residents*.
Avg. Price for Residents: $93.08
Avg. Price for Non-Res: $433.35
Average cost for moose hunting in Western states is 3x higher for non-residents vs. residents*.
Avg. Price for Residents: $308.00
Avg. Price for Non-Res: $1083.05
* Data from the Western Conservation Administration Officer’s Association as of 7/31/05