The Instigator
IamZero
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The Contender
Sniperjake1994
Con (against)
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It is far too expensive to buy a hunting license.

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Sniperjake1994
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/16/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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IamZero

Pro

My opponent can go first.
Sniperjake1994

Con

I negate.

As my opponent did not post any definitions/clarifications I'll do so:
Too expensive: anything over $9,000 :P
Hunting License: considering the fact my opponent and I are both under 16, it costs roughly $11 for my junior license.

Contention:
1) It only costs $11 to legally hunt one year, excluding guns, ammo, cammies, etc. Only $11, really it's that expensive?
2) States need to restock on game, a decent expense. If hunting licenses were free, the state would not be generating revenue to balance the restocking costs. Either the state will cut funding or they will lose revenue. States will preferably choose to former.

Let is be resolved a hunting license is not too expensive. States need some sort of dividend to balance the cost to restock game.
Debate Round No. 1
IamZero

Pro

IamZero forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Con

Sniperjake1994 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
IamZero

Pro

11 dollars isn't too expensive, but thats for a junior pass. Some places it's 19 and 24 for a tag. Other places it's 300, 75 more for extra items.
Sniperjake1994

Con

Because my opponent has no objections to my definitions, I assume he accepts them.

Rebuttals:
1) Really it's over $300 per year? That's if you buy a LIFETIME pass in California you will not pay $11/yr or any additional cost after a certain legal age FOR LIFE. Either way, how is that over $9000, the defined definition of "too expensive" that we agreed on?
2) We both are 15 year old and are only required by law to buy the $11 license, so what's your point in buying a $300/yr one?
3) In the context we are only debating on a hunting license, not tags or other items. Otherwise the resolution would say: It is far too expensive to buy a hunting license, hunting tags, and other items.
4) Hypothetically speaking if you only eat the meat you hunt and the average American eats ground beef only, you'll be spending over $728 a year on meat. ($2.80/lb average American consumes about 260 lb./yr, I didn't include tax) Compare this to IF you had to spend $300 on a license and probably $200 worth on a gun and ammo (at least I do, cause I'm decent with my cheap rifle).

Let it be resolved, it is not too expensive to buy a hunting license.
Debate Round No. 3
IamZero

Pro

IamZero forfeited this round.
Sniperjake1994

Con

Ok...as Pro did not refute any of Con's points it's a default win for Con.

Please vote Con, thank you. And thank you IamZero for hosting this topic.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Sniperjake1994 5 years ago
Sniperjake1994
Idk, please define your terms. Otherwise I will.
Posted by IamZero 5 years ago
IamZero
Where do we get too expensive is over 9,000 dollars?
Posted by Ore_Ele 5 years ago
Ore_Ele
The semantics on this are TOOOOOOO easy. Instigator. I'd recomend changing the topic to "hunting licences cost more than they should." or something like that.
Posted by The_Genius 5 years ago
The_Genius
I may do this debate.
Posted by Thaddeus 5 years ago
Thaddeus
Not always, but it means that I can abuse this debate if I so choose.
Posted by Cobo 5 years ago
Cobo
Instigator always starts.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by RougeFox 5 years ago
RougeFox
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