Jack, there's a spot on my tailgate w/a beer anytime. In reading your post, it sounds like you are a bit more connected than we are led to believe. Maybe a politican or on some governing board who is not really happy with the way things are progressing. In my correspondence with everyone, I have been told "off the record" whats happening in the capitol is cutthroat. There are a few good guys trying to fight but everytime they attempt a bill, have support and proceed to vote....the special interest groups and other Dept threaten funding and they lose the vote needed. It would make sense for one of these good guys to try to get support of the general public. Now, there is no possiblity of anything passing due to the majority of democratic senator and assembly. Our licenses are peanuts to them.
I have brain stormed a bunch, even to the point of trying to recall a politician. Although, this wouldn't go thru, it would at least grab the attention of the media. We need this attention.
I doubt any agreement of hunters will hold true to boycott a season. Fall will come, leaves will turn and one by one, hunters will want to hunt. The government knows this.
What we need is a champion to stand behind. Literally impossible, financially, to organize a new group to fight this in a short time frame. We need an existing organization, who is funded, to stand up and speak. Kind of like Safari Club did on the late season hunts. So if WU, WHA or safari club stand up and says "lets fight", I would join THAT group in a second. Next week I'm called on WU to see what they came up with during their last meeting. I've checked in with web design and it would cost $1000 just for a basic site, and this is from a friend.
Jack, what is the Welch group? Also, I would like to know the group that has your association. I've been in contact with the United Sportsmen of PA and their biologist. They have been in a legal battle for years. I'm more than willing to give any factual information I have recieved to help this cause.
And I agree, we can't fight this using emotions. The best way is to unite. The more people, the more power we have