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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-07-2016, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Second buck tag..what would you pay?

What would you pay for a second buck tag in pa? If even, 250,000 hunters paid $50 for another tag that is almost 12.5 million for a BADLY underfunded organization. 18.7 mil at $75.
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I would want it to cost more then $50. You also have to purchase it by the end of August. $75-$100. I wouldn't buy one but a lot would.
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What would you pay for a second buck tag in pa? If even, 250,000 hunters paid $50 for another tag that is almost 12.5 million for a BADLY underfunded organization. 18.7 mil at $75.

Your numbers don't add up....last three year buck harvest avg 130K, so why would someone pony up money before a harvest? FT
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You have to buy the tag before the first deer season....you must commit prior to actually taking a buck... so hunters thinking they will be doubly successful have a conservative 250,000 people buying the license out of total livense saled ...that's where I'm getting the numbers
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most that want a second buck tag just pay the normal license fees... I can't tell you the number of times that a wife or daughter has shot a deer and probably didn't even know it.
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I believe in the next 10 years that pa will be a 2 buck state with one of those bucks having to be killed during muzzleloader or bow season. i also believe the license fees will rise alot. This extra tag will apease the masses while raising the needed funds for the game commission. Im not saying that I agree with or support this just my opinion.
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I've always thought that a system similar to the elk drawing would bring in some good revenue. For residents, $10 to enter a draw, $50 for the tag if you're drawn. $20/$100 for non-residents for a chance at 25% of the tags, leaving 75% for residents. The benefit over a straight second tag purchase is that would give the PGC a little more control over the harvest numbers in certain WMU's, if they feel it's necessary. I don't really have a guess on potential numbers of applicants or tag allotments.
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To directly answer the question though, if it were a straight tag purchase, I think $50 would be my max in my current financial situation. Maybe up to $100 if I had the disposable dollars laying around, but I can never count on that.
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Your numbers don't add up....last three year buck harvest avg 130K, so why would someone pony up money before a harvest? FT
Same logic as the second turkey tag. You're basically taking a gamble on yourself and buying extra opportunity should you luck out early in the season. My most painful turkey season, by far, was when I shot a bird at 6:30 opening morning, before the bonus tag was available. I'd have given a lot to have had a second tag in my pocket that year.
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Your numbers don't add up....last three year buck harvest avg 130K, so why would someone pony up money before a harvest? FT
Same reason people pony up for the second gobbler tag.

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