Jared for Governor of MI! HahaGreat points, Skip. I don't have time to comment on all of them... definitely would be open to a podcast discussion... my quick thoughts on how to quickly make a difference:
- I think you make a great point about taking the heat off Iowa. Everyone wants to come to Iowa...why? Because their own state sucks. Man, what I wouldn't give to be able to hunt mature bucks right by my home. That just can't happen (yet) here in Michigan...so what do I do? I leave...I hunt states all around Michigan because they have better policies, which lead to more mature bucks to hunt. If states can change just a few polices, more will be willing to hunt around home. How? Well, I'll sum up Michigan:
-- make it a 1 buck limit
-- enforce trespassing more, and stiffen fines
-- shorten the gun seasons and move them outside the rut... "oh but not enough deer will get shot...wah wah wah!!" BS... envoke earn a buck...not permanently, even 2-5 years will make a major difference
I'll add... Skip, the more someone like you can get specific for each state and explain to hunters HOW to actually MAKE A DIFFERENCE in their own state, the more us hunters will be hopeful that we can make a difference and improve things. Everyone says, "email your senator... call so & so... oh, you'll never change their minds...oh it doesn't matter, government is gonna do what they're gonna do!" ... but I know you are making a difference here in Iowa.... so maybe we need a "Changing Hunting for the Better, For Dummies" book/video/podcast/whatever that can lay out some practical solutions that can actually lead to positive changes?
Wish I could talk hunting all day, but gotta build some more websites... cheers guys
Hey I’d vote for and support all 3 of those suggestions.