I have been a supporter of a Saturday opener and have been asking the BOC to consider it for some time. I have no issues sticking my chin out, even if it may get swung at a time or two. Now that it is over, no gloating or in your face comments from me. The discussion was passionate for sure. But it is time to move on.
As for polls. I don't lend them more weight than other factors no matter which side one is one. Should they be considered? Absolutely, but opinion polls should just be one of the many factors that folks should consider and weigh on important issues such as this.
It is obvious that the commissioners struggled with this decision. They knew heat was coming no matter how they voted. They weighed all of the factors, including polls, and came to a decision.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!