Discussion Topic: Should Landowners Sell Deer Permits?

In 2000, the Kansas legislature—against the will of the Department of Wildlife and Parks—began issuing half of all nonresident deer permits, by drawing, to Kansas landowners for resale to hunters. As of last year, the going rate for some such tags had soared to $1,000 to $1,500 or more. This will likely change in 2008, however, according to this story from The Wichita Eagle:

_A bill designed to end deer-hunting permits that could be sold by landowners to hunters, and offer more opportunities for resident and non-resident hunters , passed the Kansas House . . . .

In lieu of the transferable permits, Wildlife and Parks will issue enough nonresident deer permits to meet nonresident demand in many hunting areas._

Do you think this is a good change? Should landowners set the price and determine who gets half of all nonresident tags?