Our rifle deer season is 12 days long, with 3 “high impact”’days.
IF Sunday hunting became a reality and was applied to rifle season, I envision the season to start on Saturday and end on the following Sunday. 8 days long, with 4 “high impact” days. Would that be detrimental to the deer numbers and force a reduction in doe allocations? 4 less days to hunt total but an extra “high impact” day?
These are all numbers and scenarios that the PGC and their biologists and such would have to crunch the numbers on and come up with their plan of attack. Believe me, it won’t be willy nilly and poorly thought out.
And I disagree with a “slow roll” approach to Sunday hunting. Saying that this Sunday in small game will be open and that Sunday in archery will be open would create nothing but chaos and confusion and the whole thing would just create more division among the different sects of hunters, with this group being angry that, that group gets to hunt a Sunday and they don’t. If they decide to implement it, it should be across the board from the get-go.