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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Sunday Hunting & Economic Loss

I read many of the SH posts and how it will boost the economy. One particular example is hunters traveling to their camps more often because of the added day to hunt.

I realize there are 100's of posts on this topic.

Even a taxpayer's legislative economic study on the impact of SH scheduled.

Maybe it's been stated, but oh well, so has everything else a couple of times. If a hunter has an additional day to hunt on their trip north and is successful because of that extra day, which is the goal right, then where is the economic gain from increased opportunity? No need to go a 2nd time if the tags are filled, aye? So by making it more convenient for hunters one may also be hurting the economy more than helping it.

I hear a lot about camps being empty after the 1st day of deer up north. Why on earth would anyone on a budget bother making a 2nd trip when they have the chance to hunt the extra day on their 1st trip?

Also, maybe they'll hunt local on Sunday and realize that they actually have some good hunting in their own backyard and spend even less traveling to do what they can at home. It's nice coming in for lunch and driving a total of 2 miles to hunt. A tank of gas lasts me darn near all season.

I suppose that the $5000.00 study, (LOL), will be ample to factor in all the data and come up with a good statistic for these considerations.

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 07:37 PM
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Re: Sunday Hunting & Economic Loss

Intersting angle. I see where you're going with it, and it's something to think about, but I wonder if that amount of "negative" revenue would still be offset by the additional travelers who weren't bothering to go north for the wkd at all due to a variety of reasons, and now may actually think the trip would be worth it with an aditional day to hunt? (IE, "Boy I'd sure like to go to Lycoming, but with gas $ these days and only the wkd to hunt, it just isn't worth it for just hunting saturday. Maybe I'll just stay down here and hunt York this wkd..As compared to, " well, gas is expensive, but I've been wanting to make it up to Tioga for a while, and now I can hunt Sat and Sun. Kinda makes it worth the trip. Pack up the truck!"

I don't KNOW the answer to your question, but it's something to think about.
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Re: Sunday Hunting & Economic Loss

Yep, I get the general assumption of what your saying. That's been fairly evident from the get go with most pro SH.

There's always a flip-side that some don't care to address if it doesn't fit their plan.

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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 09:27 PM
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I have said almost from the start that the economic impact should not even be considered, as, IMO, it is a wash. Only so many dollars floating around.

If I go hunting, there is some other activity I won't particpate in.

SH should be decided only on whether it is right or wrong. And if drinking and gambling are ok on a Sunday in this society, surely, hunting is a far better pursuit.

Like I've said, no states are in the process of rescinding SH, so, it mustn't be so bad.



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Also, if people want to minimize any impact, then they should not come back and say there is an impact elsewhere either.



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Re: Sunday Hunting & Economic Loss

Yes, you have been saying that, and I agree. But the fact is, others are still trying to use it as an argument, no matter how unrealistic it seems.

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No more unrealistic as some of the arguments on the anti SH side.



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I have said almost from the start that the economic impact should not even be considered, as, IMO, it is a wash. Only so many dollars floating around.

If I go hunting, there is some other activity I won't particpate in.

SH should be decided only on whether it is right or wrong. And if drinking and gambling are ok on a Sunday in this society, surely, hunting is a far better pursuit.

Like I've said, no states are in the process of rescinding SH, so, it mustn't be so bad.
So why all the tax money being wasted on economics for a game management issue? I think that's a major issue in that people get alittle tired of being --'ed into why something is good or bad.

These dream schemes on the economy have proven a failure over and over again from the feds on down the line. With the economy being such a sore spot, if I were pushing anything on any topic, the last thing I'd do is tie it to the economy.

Seems most of the discussion has been more about $$$$$'s than the good of our wildlife.

That troubles me immensely.

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No more unrealistic as some of the arguments on the anti SH side.
As much as it hurts, I'll agree with that too. I think the truth of the matter lies somewhere in the middle. I've heard some real "stretches" from both sides of the argument.

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The truth will set you free. (from the bonds of hunting 6 days a week)



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