You're right Retch, just keep pissing off the middle aged hunters in the state. That's probably one of the best strategies I've heard of lately.
Let's make guys/ladies in this age group, the ones that will introduce more new hunters to the sport than any other age group, and make it a little bit easier for them to say "You know, it isn't worth all the hassle to go deer hunting anymore, I'd rather spend my time with my kids doing (fill in the blank)". And, just like their kids, this group has grown up with the internet, they've grown up with video games and mass media, if they're not entertained they go and do something else that keeps their interest.
A lot it seems, have already made their decision, I guess we'll see how many more will too. You're right, my $24 (Insinuating that I only buy a General Firearms License and nothing more and that no one else buys anything more than a General Firearms License) doesn't make much of a dent, but the impact of three to eight additional hunters that I could have brought into the fold but now will not, does make a difference. And when you multiply that by however many that have already and/or will stop hunting for the same and or similar reasons, does make a difference, a potentially huge difference.
I await the spin...