Still have a loooong way to go.
It's unreal to me the thinking and mindset of so many people 10 years after AR/HR. They are still dragging out the old tired arguments and "facts" that their grandaddy preached to them and they are adamantly against anything new no matter how much science backs it up.
Here is a letter to the editor of out local newspaper. This is not an isolated letter either and I hear firsthand many guys still spouting this stuff.
Alt to blame for deer rules
I just wanted to thank Gary Alt, Pennsylvania Deer Management section supervisor, for ruining deer hunting in Pennsylvania. By not allowing hunters to shoot small buck, he forced them to shoot does. Every doe killed this year reduces the population by two or three deer next year.
I have seen the deer herds steadily decline over the years, as well as the number of hunters steadily decline. This means lost revenue for Pennsylvania, because of reduced license sales. If he truly wanted "trophy bucks," he would allow hunters to only shoot small bucks, thus allowing the large bucks with good genetics the opportunity to continue breeding.
He stole the joy of seeing wildlife away from our youth. I hope the big bonus check he received from auto insurance companies was worth it. Look out Wisconsin, he is heading your way.
WOW, it would almost be funny if this guy wasn't serious. It is unreal just how people continue to come up with this stuff! I don't know where to begin with that letter, so many falsehoods and conspiracies it's crazy.