i will post the obligatory "it will be the end of hunting if this happens." same posting as when inlines, compounds, and crossbows were added. add a week, cut antlerless tags and most likely be a wash. after the first 2-3 days far fewer hunters are actually out in the woods.
Yes it would more than likely bring in more money but to what extent a 4 week "gun" season would seriously deteriorate the pa deer herd. the deer numbers are kept in line quite successfully with the two week rifle season along with the other special seasons. I believe we offer more than enough seasons. It may not all be rifle but the special thing about pa is the slightly different opportunities such as flintlock only hunting. Something I hope never changes.
Instead of two weeks to kill deer with cartridge firearms why doesn't the state of PA follow the lead of other states and enact a longer deer season?
Lots more money to be made that way.
He never said anything about a longer gun season. He said longer deer season. Change of weapons like in other states. More opportunity = happier hunters with more opportunity. Kinda the same type of changes made to spring turkey. Didn't kill all the turkeys did we?