- Apr 6, 2018
Getting kids interested and involved in hunting, through means of giving them reasonable opportunities that give them an edge, even at the expense of YOUR opportunity is a good thing for HUNTING. Maybe not for YOU, but for the sport.Right, who would be so bold to want to put the resource first and show some consideration for wildlife? Its more important that YOUR kids take a priority over biologically managing a resource correctly.
Take the emotion out of it and try to explain why and how a 2 day youth season, sandwiched between 6 weeks of archery and 5 weeks of rifle, makes any kind of biologically sense or how it makes sense at all.
In particular when there's constant crying about the quality of mule deer declining, too many deer and elk staying on private year round due to the pressure, and all the other things that Montana hunters cry about.
What I'm getting tired of, is the crybaby hound hunters running to the legislature to get their bear season. I'm tired of "concerned" parents running to the legislature to make sure precious little Johnnie can have his own special season. I'm tired of muzzleloader hunters running to the legislature to make sure they get another 9 days of pounding on deer and elk. I'm tired of landowners running to the legislature and getting shoulder seasons. I'm tired of landowners running the legislature to get 10 LQ elk tags for owning 640 acres. I',m tired of the outfitters running to the legislature to get a separate allocation of tags.
Do I goddamn need to go on, or do you get the point yet...because I could go on all day of the stupid shit that I see session after session.
I got news for you, parents wanting to take their kids out for another 2 days in Montana, is not one bit different than an outfitter wanting a set aside of tags...not a bit.
There is absolutely not one shit given by either about how their running to the legislature is going to impact the resource...they flat don't care.
I'll keep advocating for the RESOURCE first, for HABITAT first, for keeping public lands open and will not be apologizing for it...and if you don't have the stomach for it, then quit.
Priorities are jacked up in hunting for about 90% of those that participate. They think wildlife is an infinite resource and we don't impact it.
Two days Buzz. You think two days is enough for a come-apart. Enough to advocate against.
Reading your posts it is clear that you advocate for you. Give the sport of hunting and youth hunters a break and save the gas next time. Stay home. Go to the bowling alley instead of the capital.
If you are actively advocating AGAINST youth opportunity you are a cancer to our sport.