Yeah, The IN NRC (nartural rescources commision) tried to shorten our season to 9 days here to.( along with a ton of other new rules) A total of 1 weekend. Basically screwing the gun hunters and giving the prime hunting time to bow hunters (a total of 8 or 9 weeks for archery) Its all about the big monied outfitters coming in and/or Insurance companies taking control of our heritage.
I fired up my poison keyboard and piece by piece tore down why their proposals WOULD NOT WORK, then explained what WOULD work to accomplish their goals....i'll be damned if they didnt adopt and make law (starting 2012) every one of my proposals save 2. (one was lowering the price on tags
i KNEW that wouldnt fly
) I guess all my time in the field and studying wildlife biology did pay off a bit...too bad i cant get one of those cushy gubmint jobs in the DNR or NRC!
MI needs to really revamp the way they work their deer season...but it wont happen because it in the hands of the voters and NOT a group like our NRC.
I dont know how WI is controled, but they basically took the gun season out of the rut and gave it to the bow hunters and flat out screwed the gun hunters in the name of "quality herd management"
Its become a sick and sad fact that our heritage (hunting) has become a past time for the rich. Just another way for the Govt to take over and do away with the 2nd. If less kids learn the love for the outdoors and hunting, less kids learn the passion for guns, then have "no need" for guns and wont care when the rights are stripped away.