First the previous years of dma-2 tags cost everyone 6.70 resident or nr now they are DMAP costing around 10.00 for resident and like 35.00 for non resident. It kind of shows me it turned in to a money thing when you go to prices like this for a management tool.
BINGO ! I've been saying this for a few years now. Ever since I have been getting DMAP coupons for some non-resident hunters that come in the 1st week of rifle season. Each one is a former PA resident. Since the PGC went to "Buck Only" the 1st week of rifle, these guys were boned of they didn't get their antlerless deer the 1st Saturday. The only day in the first week that they could attempt to get one. And at $26.70 for non-res antlerless tag. Now they can get an antlerless on my DMAP any day the first week of rifle, but it will cost them. Like you said, $35 ? What should be a "management tool" has turned into a "let's gouge for money tool".
Hey, do they need a license fee increase ? Well, yeah. But don't bludgeon the DMAP program to try and gain a few extra bucks.