Hunting is going down hill of support and I don't think it is fixable. The PGC the last few years have tried several band aids but the box they are reaching in, is not big enough. No one can fix the times but I give them credit for trying. I have made more of an effort in the last 7-8 years hunting but that is me. Maybe down the road a few years it will bounce back one will never know until then. Reading the debate the last few years of proposed increase it goes both ways. Maybe some will stop due to an increase but I feel that would be an excuse they would quit anyway. On the other hand the rest of us will have to pick up the slack whether you agree or disagree but it is what it is. Look at the current price of a postage stamp now days. The increase it has taken in the amount and as many times it has went up. I feel the reason is they still have the same overhead but less people buying them since everyone is in to on line bill paying. I for one will not pay a bill on line, I buy stamps and write checks it is still a good value in life. I will not drive a letter from Md. to Florida for 55 cents taking a chance of hacking doing on line banking. So with our hunting license it is all I enjoy in life as far as pleasure. Last week my nr license, archery, muzzy, bear, 4 dmaps tags cost me $ 334.00. I will probably get 3 unit doe tags @ 26.70 giving me a total cost of $414.00 to enjoy my sport in Pa. So yes with declining numbers like I stated about the postage stamp something will have to give and us remaining will foot the bill like it or not. Maybe 2 or 3 years from now I might be paying $600.00 I will stick with it as long as my health permits and enjoy those years afield in my Pa. woods. Its basically business 101 of what will have to be done. I also don't think if an increase goes in effect that I am owed another perk such as Sunday hunting, Sat. opener, extra buck, etc. If these things would happen I hope it is based on a management decision and not a trade off to make everyone happy they was owed something.
Last edited by outofstater; 06-23-2019 at 02:06 PM.