Sorry, I didn't read...I'm curious what people think of the new general cow elk tags on private land. There does not appear to be any limit in the number sold and the seasons are long. I'm not certain how many similar cow tags had been available through other means before. Unlimited general tags for cows (in select areas) seems a bit odd to me.
As I understand it, ODFW has taken what used to be cow elk damage hunts and instead made them into a general over-the-counter tag. The video referenced in the initial post above does say they will limit these tags to 4000, though I do not see that figure repeated in the regs themselves. To your point, I don't have a problem with cow elk damage hunts for the reasons you describe. Only that there's a difference between more prescribed hunts and unlimited general tags.Are you referring to the cow elk damage hunts? If so, I don't see a problem with it.