A Saturday opportunity for some for rifle deer. Loss of opportunity for others. Loss for the grouse, pheasant and bird dog folks. Loss of opportunity for the rabbit hunters and beagles. A Saturday loss for the squirrel hunters. Several years ago the PGC BOC added a special later turkey season for the Thankgiving Holiday to include the Saturday after Thanksgiving for increased turkey hunting opportunities.
I just wanted to offer those that say there is no loss in opportunity unless you value a fall Saturday hunting the species mentioned. If you own bird dogs or rabbit dogs this is a big deal. I guess the argument could be made that changing the starting day for the deer rifle opener is worth the loss in hunting opportunities for the turkey and small game hunters.