You posted this sometime ago and I was wondering if this is word for word what GF&P sent you? Who from GF&P sent this to you?
Finally, several of you commented about landowners who do not allow hunting on their property should not receive depredation assistance from GFP.
This is exactly how the GFP Wildlife Damage Management program operates. To receive depredation assistance from GFP (among other things), a landowner must allow reasonable public (non-family) access to hunt the species they are complaining about. Areas that do not allow public access for whatever reason (lockout, pay-to-hunt, firearms restrictions in towns/cities/etc.) will not receive GFP depredation assistance. Some of this is explained in an article in the upcoming 2006 January/February Conservation Digest which is at the printers right now.