Me neither. Always thought it should be like Maryland; Sept. 15th through day before firearms season. Also, bear should be legal the entire archery season.Pa.Bone said:I never understood why it goes out for a couple weeks and then comes back in during gun season.
Ah... surprise, surprise!mossie said:Yes I think it's too long. A 2 week season prior to center fire season would be long enough then open it up again for the after Christmas season. It's way too long now.
Suggestion: make that purchase and come on out in archery season before we archers kill "Your" deer.mossie said:At the age of 60 and being away from archery hunting for many years I decided to break out the Bear Grizzly 50# recurve that I had used in my younger days. My first trip to the bow range was sad indeed. I could no longer pull it back more than 10 times and the accuracy was horrible. I don't have the time to practice it like I once did either so if I decided to hunt with a bow again I am quite sure I would purchase a crossbow. It's better for me and better for the deer. A win/win in my opinion. I now see the merit of the crossbow.
How many is too many? PGC studies are showing that archery hunters are not removing many bucks from the population prior to rifle deer season.mossie said:The reason I feel it's too long is that far too many deer are being taken during the archery seasons which run for 6 weeks prior to firearms season. A bow can be used in any season. Many don't realize that's this is really hurting the sales of licenses because of the low amount of legal bucks being seen by the rifle hunters.