agreed. How does this do that?
It adds a weekend day to the rifle season and increases opportunity by 50% for those who can only hunt weekends.
How does angering you best recruiters help?
So the 25% that hunt from a camp, or 1300-2000 that respond to a survey are now deemed "best recruiters"?
I would argue that those who are excited for the additional opportunity, or retain a positive attitude about Hunting in PA are the best ambassadors and recruiters...
how does this make new hunters?
Added opportunity to hunt provides added opportunity to recruit, however, the key word is "opportunity"... If we don't actively take advantage of the opportunity, gains would be minimal.
If this is “we have to try something” Maybe we should pick something that doesn’t go against the majority and actually wouldn’t be a negative for hundreds of thousands of hunters.
I highly doubt the BOC spun a wheel or threw a dart at a board and landed on this option... but, it seems that whenever a proposed change doesn't sit right with some, it's "Change for Changes sake."
What has been completely absent throughout all the whinging on the subject is a proposed alternative. All opposition to the recent proposed changes has been without alternative... so it's a fair analogy to say they not only seem content to just "brace for impact" but are also actively slapping hands and feet away from the brakes.