Big Mak said:
I just glossed over this quickly this morning and all I can say is that I'm glad you all unanimously agree with me that lawful hunters will comply with reporting requirements, while the less lawful will likely not. This, in turn, furnishes incomplete data which could render additional burdens, and smaller bag limits (something I too believe is a ultimate goal of FWC) on the lawful hunters."What's that? Only 5 deer taken by 50 hunters on two 3 day hunts? I guess we need to increase antler requirements, shut down doe harvests, and allow one 2 day hunt, for 15 hunters!" Add in the general public distaste for hunting and the ramifications for supporting hunting when you're in the political arena, you get a recipe for reductions. That's how it works. You'll simply continue getting less and less as time goes on, until you sell your gear and quit. Watch and see. The history is there to illustrate it if you look with a open mind. If you have been around long enough, you won't need to look past your own first hand experience.And, yes, I get it, more people wanting more of the resource, but if further reductions through additional red tape are the ultimate goals, let it be plainly known, and stop telling me there is a concern over dwindling license sales, and fewer youngsters taking up hunting in the 21st century. Don't try blowing hot exhaust gasses up everyone's donkey and tell them it's a lavender incense stick. Oh, and, forget the science based decision making arguments. Just more BS. Just ask the bear hunters, fox hunters, the Big Cypress hunters/recreational guys, and the deer dog hunters.RRR - Restrict, Reduce, and Remove... That's what RRR really stands for.
What would Chuck say
I think Bullfrogs hatred towards poachers is OK, but his numbers even if they are make believe should be reconsidered because hes not correct in the slightest. Or maybe his lil honey hole gets hit hard but cmon man over 100% are poached pleeeeeezzze.
Nothing was broken, nothing needed fixin.... what we really need is more habitat and better habitat managementIf you really believe this why in the world would you push for more regulations? My point is that its silly to think that reigning in the legal hunters
will have a dramatic effect on herd size or buck maturity.
Esp the guy who goes out of town and forgets to pack them...or looses them, or whose child accidentally snapped them together, or FWC was late sending them out, blah blah blahYou restrictionist are something else
Bring on the plastic tags.....
Tell me why states who had hard tags now dont?
But seriously, is it too much to expect a call to *FWC to result in at least a call back? They don't even pretend to care...