Here's some food for thought. ALL antlerless tags should be awarded to junior hunters.
1) They're hunting with an adult and generally wait for the right shot intead of flailing away at running deer that leave legless does for coyote food.
2) They actually get excited about harvesting a doe. When's the last time you jumped up and down and high fived over killing a doe? Really?
If you really want the meat, here's your incentive to take a junior or a mentor out hunting. Have them get you one!
No, you or your family won't starve.
I know HPA doesn't like people expressing an opinion that is radical or away from the status quo.
I have no problem with it myself. I'll still get to eat some it if my kid gets it right ?
My wife might not like it, seems like with just her 3 days to hunt a year it is all she gets shooting at, but she wants bucks anyway but still gets excited on does.
But I never would push for it or support it overall, NEVER...Hunters without kids hunting in their family might not like it, nor should they!! Not all hunt just to jump up and down out there ya know...I like to think about the whole rank of hunters on this stuff, not just me and mine.
Don't under estimate kids wants either. My son got a buck in archery and that was it for him, he simply had no desire to take a doe with a rifle at 14, I had to egg him to do it last year at 13 cause we needed to take one still..."let Mom do it" he said, I'll stay home with the kids so she can do it she loves it.
Add anyone 79 and over too... , albino doe only.
"Only takes a second to change your season" Dad, 1980
Actually after thinking about it some more, if PA would make shooting Doe illegal for Adult hunters that would be enough to push me out of this state altogether. I like taking a nice big fat Doe. I've also shot three doe antelope out west and although my last Moose hunt cost me $4500 I shot a Cow Moose on the third day and was happy. I also had a cow Elk tag for Colorado in '08 but an injury kept me from being able to use it. I have no qualms about shooting me some antlerless and I celebrate every one.