My take on small game hunting is many do not care. Between predation or loss of habitat or what ever the cause, many have left our small game hunting tradition go away. We watch as our habitat diminishes for small game and many predators that focus heavily on small game are given total protection. Our small game hunting is given less than the back burner, when it comes to hunting. Big game are king now and are the main concern. Deer hunting will win over any small game hunting. This is largely due to the low numbers of small game compared to before raptors were protected and our small game numbers fell. The less small game , the less hunters, and the less support we have for small game. I am thinking that soon we may even lose our grouse season, a true victory for the anti hunters. I deer hunt and small game hunt, the deer hunting is good and the small game hunting is the worst it has bene in the last 60 years. The lower the small game numbers we have, the less support we have when it comes to situations like this.