So if I read correctly, there would be a quota on early bow licenses. If a deer is not harvested, then you'd be able to use the tag during regular bow?
Correct me if I'm wrong but if I'm right, that is a very poorly written proposal and not thought out. There would be a race to get the early bow knowing if you don't tag out, you'd still have regular bow. Not like early/late muzzy where it's one or the other.
The kids will probably get their crossbows. I really don't agree with that early of a bow season, and then if you don't fill your tag you get to hunt the rest of the regular bow seasons? We have plenty of time to kill deer we don't need more time. To dang hot then anyway. Just my 2 cents
I think this will be around about as long as the January High Power. We don't need 1/3 of our year to harvest deer. Oct-Jan is plenty long. Sadly, I feel that this all revolves around $$$, government sees another way to cash in on hunters harvesting deer.
They do make bows for kids. Why does a kid need a crossbow?