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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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When was the original opening day??

Many are up in arms about the new Saturday Opening day. I was just wondering who recalls when Opening Day was before the change in the early 60's.
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December 1 unless it fell on a Sunday, then it would be Dec 2
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My Dad still remembers my Grandfather complaining about the change. Ironic huh?

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So the day of the week changed from year to year!! I kinda sorta remember that now. How did hunting tradition EVER survive this???? LOL
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Fewer and fewer guys doing traditional deer camps. They are the fellows who are upset. They can always have their camp open the season on Monday. Nowhere is it written they MUST hunt on a Saturday opener. But then some of their guys just might be afraid someone else will shoot "their buck".
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Fewer and fewer guys doing traditional deer camps. They are the fellows who are upset. They can always have their camp open the season on Monday. Nowhere is it written they MUST hunt on a Saturday opener. But then some of their guys just might be afraid someone else will shoot "their buck".
this keeps being repeated and keeps being completely ridiculous and incorrect
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this keeps being repeated and keeps being completely ridiculous and incorrect
In YOUR opinion...believe it or not others are entitled to THEIR opinion.
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Fewer and fewer guys doing traditional deer camps. They are the fellows who are upset. They can always have their camp open the season on Monday. Nowhere is it written they MUST hunt on a Saturday opener. But then some of their guys just might be afraid someone else will shoot "their buck".
Well put....
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Fewer and fewer guys doing traditional deer camps. They are the fellows who are upset. They can always have their camp open the season on Monday. Nowhere is it written they MUST hunt on a Saturday opener. But then some of their guys just might be afraid someone else will shoot "their buck".
From day one of the proposal I have been neutral. I personally see and understand/accept the pros and cons of the change. IMO the pros of the change ultimately outweighed the cons, and I support and agree with the BOC decision.
Ultimately I agree with your view that some hunters are afraid someone else will shoot "their buck". Why else would some people be so worried that others will be in the woods before themselves?

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this keeps being repeated and keeps being completely ridiculous and incorrect
In YOUR opinion...believe it or not others are entitled to THEIR opinion.
no it’s actually fact. No one can wait until Monday and continue their preferred way of hunting and still hunt the opener of the season opens Saturday.
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