And Wack, for some reason I would hate to watch the nightly news with you. I think my brain would hurt....not everything is a conspiracy.
What conspiracy? I don't follow. All I want to know is what numbers they are looking at now to go from a "we need EAB" attitude to should bow hunters give up doe tags? We expected those numbers to be bad, how bad are they? Pretty simple. I don't hunt in those areas, but I am concerned for these areas. Give me accurate numbers, I'll give you my answers, with out accurate numbers, I'll leave it in the hands of the land owners in an area as I wouldn't want my opinion, based on inaccurate numbers to hinder efforts of hunters who hunt there. Who am I to say give up your doe tag if I don't know what I'm talking about. I do have an educated guess and that is the actual number of deer in certain areas may need to be considered endangered, drastic measures should be at least planned if not implemented.
An idea on how to do that would be to turn deer tags into bear and wolf points, maybe a buck and doe tag = 1 point, a doe =1/2 point for tags already sold. If what they were saying, 40,000 bears, 6000 extra tags isn't going to do it. If emergency measures needs to take place this year for the deer herd, makes sense that an emergency order for bring wolves down to 350 and bears down to minimum in those areas is also needed. If we're asking deer hunters and land owners to give up deer tags that are already on sale, turn those into bear and wolf points and issue more bear and wolf tags for 2009. With out the numbers, are we at the point that drastic measures are needed? If so, this is one option.
American by birth, hunter by choice.