I forget which of these threads it was on but I like the hunter that said "I'll go up to camp Friday, hunt Saturday, trout fish on Sunday and hunt again on Monday. It'll be my new tradition." I have no idea if he was for or against the change but regardless he realizes it's not the end of the world or "murdering tradition" or whatever hyperbole some people drummed up.
I also think too that if Sunday hunting becomes a reality that the camps will see some new life and a boost in enthusiasm. I think some of the local economies will see an uptick too and for more than one or two weekends. Look I get the added logistics pressure of the quicker turn around from Thanksgiving to Opening Day. It's definitely going to be an adjustment but I think after a couple years, and with Sunday hunting, most hunters are going to actually enjoy the change.
I agree, SH is the best thing that could happen for the camp culture and rural economies that benefit. Sunday hunting is the only way I'll look into buying a camp. It's a lifelong dream of mine, and financially still looking at about a decade down the road, but without SH it makes little sense. I have plenty of hunting around home, but just something about owning a camp.
I figure about 1-2 hours is the sweet spot distance wise. With SH I'd make that drive dozens of weekends a year in turkey season, archery season, rifle, flintlock. Family stuff all through the year. I can't fathom owning a camp and using it a few weekends a year. But for the hunting trips, it just doesn't make sense to do weekend trips and not be able to get a Sunday morning hunt in.
I'd shop local, eat local. Buy my construction supplies local. Etc, etc. Invite friends and family from downstate and out of state. The camps are looking at a big generational turnover. I doubt many of my fellow millenials own camps at this point but a decade from now it's going to rise up my priority list. But none of that is happening without SH passing first.