So, it begins.....
People will always attempt to make long shots. It doesn't matter if a range finder is on the end of a bow or not. I guess you could make an argument that reducing to a archery a long bow / recurve only and that would significantly reduce long shots, until they made a long bow / recurve with compound technology.If were going to screw up the the Elk herds. Then attaching Range Finders to a Bow(DUMB) How many hunters that take 100 yard shots now will increase that>> say 200 yards or better? Hers My Plan. U All Love This, I Recommend as an Archery Hunter for 52 years TA> DA> STATE WIDE ARCHERY>> 3 POINT OR BETTER>> Antler Restrictions seem to be workin on the Elk>> Wait a second can't do antler deer restrictions.. Produces smaller deer. and increases poaching.. No enforcement..hunters who lack any ethics..OH! been working for the Elk herds..??
People here certainly post that... repeatedly. Drives me nuts... I want to hunt every year, *I* will decide what is or isnt a trophy for ME. I dont need some numskull defining what I need to be shooting.Is everybody really more interested in a trophy every 5-10-15 or more years?
Magnified Scopes on muzzleloaders was a yes on the survey.I thought the majority of hunters they surveyed said they were in favor of more primitive weapons and did not want magnified scopes and the like? Here we go again with changes that will limit hunter opportunity just like rifle hunting elk in the rut. Don't get me wrong, I like high success rates too, but not at the cost of waiting years to hunt. Is everybody really more interested in a trophy every 5-10-15 or more years? Colorado looks better and better to get my money I guess.
I like the extra LE November deer hunts just like I like the Antelope island hunt. It takes a lot of people away from what I am putting in for.My opinions are:
-I don't really like the extra LE deer units in November much because they are cutting right into the rut and then you are proposing magnified scopes in muzzleloaders to further the success. However as long as the tag numbers are kept to only 5-10 per unit that is opened up to these late season hunts I'm fine with it because it will unclog the LE point system which is forever being backed up.
-The late LE elk hunts that would run the same time as the spike hunts I like. Yes it would be busy during that time, but YOU have the choice to apply for that tag or not. It will also help with the backed up point system and have a lower success rate I would imagine.
In that case, what would be the difference between general hunts and LE hunts? Wouldn't they all be LE? If so, I don't think I would support that. It's nice to be able to hunt deer every year or two and still apply for LE pronghorn.I would also like to see if you put in for a LE hunt you can't put in for a general hunt, make the hunter choose one or the other.
Nope, I don't see anything either. I thought last year, they agreed there was an issue but wanted to "study it more" and deal with it this year. So much for that.I didn't see where they are going to address the loop hole in the draws for the general season deer hunts.
Exactly, unless someone can clarify how ME using an optic on a muzzleloader will adversely affect THEIR hunt and hunting experience I think it's asinine to argue that. Unfortunately for me, over the last 3 years my eyesight has diminished faster than I ever dreamed. In my younger days I had incredible eyesight, now I can't use open sights without the front or rear sight being blurred. My eyes no longer can focus on two objects at differing distances clearly. That's why I am having to go through the rather expensive process of putting a scope on every rifle I own just to be able to shoot them. I wish this wasn't the case but it is so. Heck even with optics I have to wear the right magnification eye glasses in order to be able to see the crosshairs and target clearly. I can only imagine what my capabilities will be like in 10 years...it sucks. If you feel that having a scope on a muzzle loader is not for you then don't but don't keep folks who really need one from having the right to use one.2016 Recommended RAC Changes
1. We recommend allowing magnifying scopes on muzzleloaders during the muzzleloader season