I am a die hard bow hunter who works really hard on scouting, proper stand placement, food plots and protein sources for deer as well as turkey, to utilise as much of a natural enviornment as I can to try and Harvest a pope & young whitetail. The difficulties are hard enough with the landscaping we have to deal with and territory we hunt in .. then you throw in 30 days of gun seasons throughout the whitetail season and you might as well just give up and join the party of gun hunters.. DONT GET ME WRONG.. I have killed whitetail deer with a rifle!! But it is EXTREMELY difficult to GROW our male whitetail population to the desired trophies we all hope and dream of.. Some people pay thousands of dollars to hunt them... Well not everyone can afford a hunt like that nor do they have the means to have their farm produce that quality of deer. (due to not being able to fence the deer in.. again money factors as well as genetics.. which can be bought..again money factors..)
SOOOOO... WHY DOESN'T TN CHANGE THEIR STANDARDS ON LEGAL BUCKS TO HARVEST AS WELL AS THE LENGTHS OF EACH SEASONS????
This is probably a million dollar question.. but one I would love to hear some repsones on... I personally think that if one or more states can do it then why not our state?? Think of the amount of money it would bring into our state?? We could start selling hunts here!! The amount of hunters that would come here because its closer to come here than Illinois or Iowa or Kansas or even Canada.. I think it would generate great income for our state not to mention our local mom and pops hunting stores, as well as land owners and guiding services... And.. it would more than likely help our children become more active in the outdoors...
Please respond to this posting as intelligently as you can and if there are any more hunters our there that think the same way I do.. Well Maybe we can push a law up to congress and see what happens.. I would also like to add that I OWN SEVERAL RIFLES AS WELL AS HAND GUNS AND SHOTGUNS!! I am a duck hunter as well.. This post is most definitely NOT to ban guns or weapons by any means!!!!!!!!!!! I am an active member with the NRA !!!!! I just simply would like to see our state be able grow larger whiteltails and an abundance of them!!!
HAPPY HUNTING EVERYONE AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT HUNTING SEASON..