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Proposed Hunting Regulations for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. To share comments you can attend a meeting, comment via email, or with a written statement.

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Dear DNR,
It is with much disgust that I see that you all are going to extend the deer season to January 14th from here on out.

4 ½ months long is now what the deer season will be. Its like DNRs whole purpose is simply deer management. Forget about any other outdoor activities like running rabbit dogs, coon hunting, predator hunting, squirrel hunting, or squirrel hunting with dogs…………..deer season is in and on until January 14th.

Who does this benefit? The few guys who don’t know when the deer season is over?Certainly not the majority of deer hunters. They will have had since September 9th to kill 2 bucks and 10 does. And I just love how you all have done this…..8 days extra last year, and now 14 days this year. Give it 2 years and you all will extend deer season until January 21st.

Why? You can’t tell me it’s about putting food on the table or population control. Nor is it about landowner’s rights. This is about QDM, deer horns, and selling magazines. Material items…..the stuff anti hunters hate.

Statements like ….oh……yall just gotta find a club that will let you run your dogs during deer season are not realistic. No deer club will let you run dogs during deer season. Also…..rabbit season is over by mid-February (unless you like gutting rabbits with babies in them). So ……..what do we have here……….4 weeks of rabbit hunting?

Oh and the compromise………….make small game hunting coincide with deer hunting on WMAs like on Redlands (which hasn’t produced any user conflicts, really? Like Redlands is some small game meca?) to increase small game hunting opportunities while we literally make it impossible to hunt small game on private land until January 15th…. Just a bad idea………………..Iam not worried about getting shot……….I am worried about my dog getting shot by a Bubba……………they shoot people clad in orange during deer season………….my new pup running a fox or a deer for the first time will surely get shot………..not to mention……….there is no small game management on WMAs any way………….only deer hunting.

But this is all in vain. A waste of a .49 cent stamp. The decision has been made. You all are just going through the motions.
It will be interesting to see what the hunter numbers look like in 20 years. I myself am in 2 deer clubs and neither one has any young hunters to speak of. Probably sitting around somewhere playing on their phone (like on the cover of last year’s regulations). On the horizon, hunting is on the way out. Whether its rabbit hunting, deer hunting, or coon hunting……..numbers are dropping. I have a hard time comprehending why DNR who is charged with regulating and promoting hunting is actually destroying small game hunting as we know it.

This state is changing alot quicker than most of us like. But to push one aspect of hunting over and at the the expense of other outdoor hunting pursuits is misguided and short sighted.

And, I forgot……promoting hunting in general………is not on your agenda……….just promoting deer hunting.

Good luck fellas.

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Small game hunters have no chance
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Someone from DNR will be along shortly to provide metrics showing the need for the new rules. Small game hunters just have be misguided after all it is the DNR working in the interest of the hunter.
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what has the Dnr done for the small game hunters except try to do away with them?
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Dear DNR,
It is with much disgust that I see that you all are going to extend the deer season to January 14th from here on out.

4 ½ months long is now what the deer season will be. Its like DNRs whole purpose is simply deer management. Forget about any other outdoor activities like running rabbit dogs, coon hunting, predator hunting, squirrel hunting, or squirrel hunting with dogs…………..deer season is in and on until January 14th.

Who does this benefit? The few guys who don’t know when the deer season is over?Certainly not the majority of deer hunters. They will have had since September 9th to kill 2 bucks and 10 does. And I just love how you all have done this…..8 days extra last year, and now 14 days this year. Give it 2 years and you all will extend deer season until January 21st.

Why? You can’t tell me it’s about putting food on the table or population control. Nor is it about landowner’s rights. This is about QDM, deer horns, and selling magazines. Material items…..the stuff anti hunters hate.

Statements like ….oh……yall just gotta find a club that will let you run your dogs during deer season are not realistic. No deer club will let you run dogs during deer season. Also…..rabbit season is over by mid-February (unless you like gutting rabbits with babies in them). So ……..what do we have here……….4 weeks of rabbit hunting?

Oh and the compromise………….make small game hunting coincide with deer hunting on WMAs like on Redlands (which hasn’t produced any user conflicts, really? Like Redlands is some small game meca?) to increase small game hunting opportunities while we literally make it impossible to hunt small game on private land until January 15th…. Just a bad idea………………..Iam not worried about getting shot……….I am worried about my dog getting shot by a Bubba……………they shoot people clad in orange during deer season………….my new pup running a fox or a deer for the first time will surely get shot………..not to mention……….there is no small game management on WMAs any way………….only deer hunting.

But this is all in vain. A waste of a .49 cent stamp. The decision has been made. You all are just going through the motions.
It will be interesting to see what the hunter numbers look like in 20 years. I myself am in 2 deer clubs and neither one has any young hunters to speak of. Probably sitting around somewhere playing on their phone (like on the cover of last year’s regulations). On the horizon, hunting is on the way out. Whether its rabbit hunting, deer hunting, or coon hunting……..numbers are dropping. I have a hard time comprehending why DNR who is charged with regulating and promoting hunting is actually destroying small game hunting as we know it.

This state is changing alot quicker than most of us like. But to push one aspect of hunting over and at the the expense of other outdoor hunting pursuits is misguided and short sighted.

And, I forgot……promoting hunting in general………is not on your agenda……….just promoting deer hunting.

Good luck fellas.
Spot on. This pretty close to the same thing I emailed them and have been screaming on these forums.Its pretty common knowledge that it's best to start new hunters on small game because their are usually multiple opportunities and learning experiences. Thanks to the DNR,insurance companies and the elitist deer hunters we can probably sit back and watch our hunting traditions die. It will happen. During my grandfather's day everybody had a quail dog.....
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So true, TH90. I am sure the auto insurance co. lobbyists have had maximum influence on this legislation. Of course our legislators are in touch with the money, not their constituents.
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Dear DNR,
It is with much disgust that I see that you all are going to extend the deer season to January 14th from here on out.

4 ½ months long is now what the deer season will be. Its like DNRs whole purpose is simply deer management. Forget about any other outdoor activities like running rabbit dogs, coon hunting, predator hunting, squirrel hunting, or squirrel hunting with dogs…………..deer season is in and on until January 14th.

Who does this benefit? The few guys who don’t know when the deer season is over?Certainly not the majority of deer hunters. They will have had since September 9th to kill 2 bucks and 10 does. And I just love how you all have done this…..8 days extra last year, and now 14 days this year. Give it 2 years and you all will extend deer season until January 21st.

Why? You can’t tell me it’s about putting food on the table or population control. Nor is it about landowner’s rights. This is about QDM, deer horns, and selling magazines. Material items…..the stuff anti hunters hate.

Statements like ….oh……yall just gotta find a club that will let you run your dogs during deer season are not realistic. No deer club will let you run dogs during deer season. Also…..rabbit season is over by mid-February (unless you like gutting rabbits with babies in them). So ……..what do we have here……….4 weeks of rabbit hunting?

Oh and the compromise………….make small game hunting coincide with deer hunting on WMAs like on Redlands (which hasn’t produced any user conflicts, really? Like Redlands is some small game meca?) to increase small game hunting opportunities while we literally make it impossible to hunt small game on private land until January 15th…. Just a bad idea………………..Iam not worried about getting shot……….I am worried about my dog getting shot by a Bubba……………they shoot people clad in orange during deer season………….my new pup running a fox or a deer for the first time will surely get shot………..not to mention……….there is no small game management on WMAs any way………….only deer hunting.

But this is all in vain. A waste of a .49 cent stamp. The decision has been made. You all are just going through the motions.
It will be interesting to see what the hunter numbers look like in 20 years. I myself am in 2 deer clubs and neither one has any young hunters to speak of. Probably sitting around somewhere playing on their phone (like on the cover of last year’s regulations). On the horizon, hunting is on the way out. Whether its rabbit hunting, deer hunting, or coon hunting……..numbers are dropping. I have a hard time comprehending why DNR who is charged with regulating and promoting hunting is actually destroying small game hunting as we know it.

This state is changing alot quicker than most of us like. But to push one aspect of hunting over and at the the expense of other outdoor hunting pursuits is misguided and short sighted.

And, I forgot……promoting hunting in general………is not on your agenda……….just promoting deer hunting.

Good luck fellas.
Great letter but you are wasting your time if you don't append it to letters you send to your state representatives.
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