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Woo Hoo. Good ole days for us old farts. 👍
 

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Count me as one senior hunter (age 81) who does not want, nor do I need this change. Please don't think this is a good thing. It would at least partially undo the good things that AR has done.
I don't have a problem with letting junior hunters kill smaller bucks. Those of us over 65 had a lot of years to hunt, and we shouldn't measure our manhood anymore by whether or not we "got our buck." If I need meat I can kill a doe. :mad:
 

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Article says killing older buck helps lower the spread of CWD yet advocates shooting younger buck, which is it?

If antlers are cobweb collectors stop shooting them, does actually give birth to more deer, so shoot more if you want less deer. Killing a buck leaves a doe behind to be bred and drop fawns. There will always be another buck to get the job done. If you don't understand this concept, take your wife out on lady's night and sit apart at the bar, it will become clear to you.
 

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Count me as one senior hunter (age 81) who does not want, nor do I need this change. Please don't think this is a good thing. It would at least partially undo the good things that AR has done.
I don't have a problem with letting junior hunters kill smaller bucks. Those of us over 65 had a lot of years to hunt, and we shouldn't measure our manhood anymore by whether or not we "got our buck." If I need meat I can kill a doe. :mad:
well I guess if it does pass most likely it won’t. You may still choose not to shoot a small buck. You don’t need rules to pass up on bucks if that’s your thing.
 

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Here's a suggestion to PA lawmakers - FIX ALL THE REAL ISSUES AND LET THE GAME BIOLOGISTS DECIDE GAME MANAGEMENT ISSUES.

Politicians should worry about Kensington Avenue, opiods, crime, welfare fraud, illegal aliens, crap roads and bridges, woke teachers, and the list goes on.

Until we see the Masters degree in biology, and the resume of game management experience, then just....stay...out....of.....it.
 

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It would be a choice that a senior could make.If you want and shot plenty of bucks in your life,your choice to pass on one.
If you are a senior and have shot very few deer in your life and may not have many opportunities left,you can choose.
It takes just as much skill to kill a spike as a 10pt.Many it brings the same joy either way in their last years.
 

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I think we should allow seniors to keep every walleye at Pymatuning too, I mean who knows when it is their last fish right? It's not about growing big fish, everyone can still fish for a 15 inch plus fish if they choose to.
 

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I could kill several spikes every year. They're young and stupid like a 16 year old boy. I rarely get a crack at 10pts. They are not equivalent.
I'm going to be 69 years old in April and would like to see this change. Myself, I've already shot 48 bucks and 27 does (haven't shot a doe since 2007 - my choice) so I don't need to shoot spikes, 3's and 4's but I know seniors who have shot very few bucks and none since antler restrictions (they have seen non-legal bucks). By the way, I don't want to hear any comments that they are not hunting very hard. Seniors should just be given a choice. Just my opinion. Thanks
 

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Old fart here, here's my take. The Rep got a call from one or more of his "senior" constituents moaning about how they see deer but because of the AR, can't kill them. Rep wants the votes so he introduces the bill, probably knowing full well it won't pass but at least he's pacified the complainers.
Agree with others, instead spend political capital getting rid of the archaic, blue law ban on Sunday hunting. That is something that would benefit everyone.
 

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Count me as one senior hunter (age 81) who does not want, nor do I need this change. Please don't think this is a good thing. It would at least partially undo the good things that AR has done.
I don't have a problem with letting junior hunters kill smaller bucks. Those of us over 65 had a lot of years to hunt, and we shouldn't measure our manhood anymore by whether or not we "got our buck." If I need meat I can kill a doe. :mad:
I guess if you "have" to kill a buck, maybe the horns don't matter, but I've killed enough deer that if I need meat, I'll shoot a doe as there are plenty of them around. No idea why anyone, other than a kid, would want to shoot some scrappy lil buck. Let him grow another year or two... Just my nickels worth, but won't change my target in the least.
 

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I’m kind of on the fence about this one but I won’t ever shoot a spike. I’ve passed on them many times but if I see a nice 4 point with high horns, which I have, he’s going down. I don’t see or shoot a lot of bucks, sometimes I go years between shooting a buck. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of does though only because I hunt some private land.
 
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