So you need to make hunting more attractive for the Millenials and Gen X crowd. Allow high-tech crossbows. Have Sunday hunting (you can drink and gamble on Sundays). My gosh, get your heads out of the 1800s and allow the AR platform (properly limited in magazine capacity like all other actions) for big game hunting. And the irony is, the people who fight these things the most are the self-proclaimed hard-core hunting traditionalists. But yet I will wager anyone the beverage of their choice that most of these people clinging to the laws and regulations of the 1980s all drive fuel-injected vehicles and have cable TV. So much for their "tradition" of engines with carburetors or TV antennas on their homes.
Yeah........How's that working out? It's been 10 years since we allowed x-bows in general archery. We sell 100K license less than we did in 2009. The milennials and GenX'ers. They were in their late teens to late thirties. They are now late twenties and GenX'rs are pushing 50. There ain't no uptick.
Parents today enroll their kids in every activity under the sun. Hunting isn't THE thing to do, it' something to squeeze in between youth travel soccer, basketball, swim lessons, travel baseball, ad infinitum. Funny, boomers had no problem finding time OR resources to pursue hunting. But the entitlement crowd wants it laid out for them, like everything else.
My son is 19. He learned that if he wanted to play baseball and soccer there were going to be certain sacrifices. He didn't demand someone else accommodate HIS schedule. He knew baseball would eat into turkey hunting and trout fishing. Soccer would take up some of archery season.
Your analogy of fuel injection vs carburetors is flawed. Fuel injection wasn't developed to add more drivers to the road. It was developed as a more efficient method of delivering fuel to an engine.
BTW, I am in full favor of Sunday hunting and AR platforms. The problem with the Sunday hunting, is , it's driven by the "we're too busy crowd". See above. How in the h#ll did we ever find time to hunt 20, 30, 40 years ago. When standard vacation was one maybe two weeks.
Sunday hunting because the PGC should determine hunting seasons based on best resource management practice? I'm all in. Sunday hunting because you're too darn busy? Sorry. Your hectic schedule is just that. Yours. Make concessions.