It isn't any different to film a movie in a big city. Chicago has had a permit fee for years. It covers things like street closing and overtime for police. BUT
The problem is, after we brought this issue to their attention two years ago, Congress sent an edict to DOA and DOI to reign in the rigid enforcement and work with producers and photographers to create a workable system for the benefit of all.
The scary part is, are they going to charge the avgerage person to take a senic photographic. or a hunter to take their harvest picture.