I could care less about dates, I'll find some very very limited time to hunt no matter when the seasons are. I would like to see Sunday hunting.
My only rules that I would like to see, and enforced…
No small airplanes are allowed to fly low over SGL's during hunting season. Every time you hear something, a small plane decides to do some stunt at about treetop level, yes the critters are used to it, but it really ruins the hunt. Down here in 5C I swear they only fly during hunting season and only over the SGLs.
All SGL hunters must take a bi-yearly refresher in ethics and hunter courtesy, especially in the SE. Not sure who would teach it, but it would remind folks of treating others how you like to be treated, and giving each other space and just being friendly.
No baiting on or feeding of wildlife on land within 20 miles of an SGL.
No flagging tape allowed on SGL's. I'm tired of seeing all of it and take it down whenever I can. I'm not that old, but I'm old enough to know how to get to and from where I want to hunt. With today's GPS units and a basic compass it's not that hard.
I'll disagree with this one, not trying to argue, just from my point of view, which according to my wife is flawed most days...
Designate a few SGL near Philly/Pgh "high quality hunting" and have draw systems, not ridiculously limiting draws, not with trophy buck intent, but keep from getting totally overrun and pushing all deer off the properties. New CID #'s get priority in these draws (hunter recruitment tool)
There's not many public places to hunt near Philly, not sure how Pburg is, but to limit their access would turn more hunters away, remember who's driving those new license holders. I'll be honest, the biggest issue I've seen in the last few years is there has just been enough pressure to lock the deer down, but not enough to get any deer moving. We need some more folks in the woods, hunting that is.