Best to ignore the phonies.
You seem to have a fetish for trying to pass yourself off as something you're not. Shooting half tame deer off bird seed and hunting high fence elk isn't necessarily a bad thing if you're honest with yourself.
Trouble is, you cant even fool yourself.
I'm sure there...
Not much more to add, but missed the discussion while helping 5 friends kill elk in Wyoming this last week.
What I would like to see is the following:
1. No more pandering to landowners, you want less elk on your land, let people hunt or put a cork in it. Give them a list of all the elk b-tag...
However, in some southeastern Wyoming mule deer herds where the disease has long been established, CWD prevalence has either somewhat declined from peak levels and/or has remained relatively static, albeit at levels high enough to likely impact population performance. Overall...
IMO, I see no reason to hoard or buy massive amounts. I shoot a fair bit and buy in 5-8lb kegs and in some rifles, that amount of powder will take a while to burn through.
I've never had powder go bad and have shot some that's 15-20 years old with no problem.
If you're getting hearing loss from shooting at big game without hearing protection...head to the range and practice more (with hearing protection).
Fired 6 rounds this year hunting...6 dead critters.
I'm hoping to go deaf from shooting big-game without hearing protection...just sayin'.
I used to defend the department too...right up until the time I starting to think about the changes they make and those they are resistant to and why.
Some things they changed without even batting an eye:
1. Allow youth to kill cow elk and doe deer in a vast majority of units all season long...
Hunters, whether from Washington or not, aren't the people responsible for wildlife management...they aren't to blame for what the MTFWP authorizes.
Lets not blame the supposed "professionals" being paid to manage the resource...its the hunters fault for not lighting their tags on fire...