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For those who have an interest in the Game Code Comment hearings on April 21, 2009. Here is my report.
The pro sporting community had;
16 male speakers & 1 Female = 17
The anti‘s had;
12 female speakers and 5 male = 17( Stu wasn't there)

There was one tie breaker who claimed that he was a hunter but opposed the game code because of the crossbow issue.

Total Pro 17 Total Con 18.

We were only allowed to speak on code amendments but the moderator had allowed both sides to make general comments, but only to a certain extent. Several people were stopped and asked to talk only about the amendments only.

Several Sportsmen approved the code with exceptions, such as the early rabbit hunt, and crossbow use & crossbow definition.
The anti’s rhetoric claimed that 99% of the state is opposed to hunting. They appeared to be programmed because most repeated this statement. If that is true then we win by percentage. 17 people show up out of 1% as opposed to 17 out of 99%.
Some of their issues were if they can’t stop hunting then this is what they want and will pursue.
1. “Hunting should be allowed for 18 and older only”.
2. “The council is made up of all hunters” There should be alternative voices on the council
3. “The Council should be required to divulge the affiliation with all clubs, and organizations both statewide and national. This includes their Religion.”
4. “Hunting is a recreational and trophy sport only.”
5. “The Game code in it’s entirety is illegal and should be investigated by the ACLU”
Let's hope for a better turn out on our side next year.
Jerry
 

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There was one tie breaker who claimed that he was a hunter but opposed the game code because of the crossbow issue.
Jerry the guy who "Claimed to be a hunter" is every bit the hunter YOU CLAIM to be and you know who he was speaking for VERY shameful on your part to say what your saying here but hey I understand your the FEDERATION and so is the council.
I hate to say it but the antis are right on the ONE point that the F+G council does not represent but ONE segment of the HUNTING population in this state, those nonalined and those opposed have no one there and for sure not an automatic magority to start with like the Federation does by law.
 

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Oh and lets not forget that the whole point was to comment on the proposed CHANGES to the code.
 

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“The Game code in it’s entirety is illegal and should be investigated by the ACLU”
The ACLU? My head hurts just trying to figure out their "logic" in this argument.
STUpid, Barb, Angie, Janet, I know you're reading this. Can you shed some light on this?
 

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WOW, and let's not forget how much money-time-energy we put forth to these activities. ACLU thats insane.

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Since this is about the Game Code I will keep this on topic, and from both sides of the issue ;).

If you enjoy quality deer hunting, there is nothing but bad news for you in this Game Code, and you should oppose it. [sad] [down]

If you enjoy bow hunting, there is nothing but bad news in this Game Code, and you should oppose it. [sad] [down]

If you think it’s time to scale back the herd reduction efforts, there is more bad news in this Game Code, and you should oppose it. [sad] [down]

If you think it’s time to reduce the antlered deer harvest, and institute some type of quality deer management, there is nothing but bad news in this Game Code, and you should oppose it. [sad] [down]

If you are the type who always wanted to hunt bow season, but never wanted to learn to shoot a bow, there is good news for you in this Game Code, and you should support it. :) [up]

If you are the type who doesn’t care about quality hunting, there is good news in this Game Code for you, and you should support it. :) [up]

If you are the type who thinks deer hunting is about killing as many deer as quickly and easily as possible, there is good news for you in this Game Code and you should support it. :) [up]

If you are the type that likes to take the challenge out of everything and make it as easy as possible, and step on what others value in the process so that you get the ENTIRE season your way, there is good news for you in this Game Code and you should support it. :) [up]

If you are the type that doesn’t bow hunt, doesn’t know anything about bow hunting, doesn’t like bow hunting or bow hunters, and could care less if bow hunting and what bow hunters value is protected, but are willing to sacrifice it in the name of more revenue, there is good news for you in this Game Code and you should support it. :) [up]

If you are the type that is too lazy to work out a compromise, and would rather just take the easy route of completely sacrificing bow season for money, instead or working towards a unifying resolution (read compromise) that achieves the same goal, this Game Code is right up your alley, and you should support it. :) [up]

That covers much of it from the deer hunting perspective, the rest of the Game Code isn’t too bad. ;) :)
 

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Ther is nothing to oppose it"s done and over with.They are not changing there minds between now and june 16 it's a done deal. Your beating a dead horese [confused]
 

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Ther is nothing to oppose it"s done and over with.They are not changing there minds between now and june 16 it's a done deal. Your beating a dead horese
Maybe you are right. I guess we should just substitue the words "Fish and Game Council" everywhere the words "Game Code" appear in my post above.

For example: ;)
If you enjoy bow hunting, there is nothing but bad news in this Fish and Game Council, and you should oppose it.
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If you are the type that is too lazy to work out a compromise, and would rather just take the easy route of completely sacrificing bow season for money, instead or working towards a unifying resolution (read compromise) that achieves the same goal, this Fish and Game Council is right up your alley, and you should support it..
 

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If you enjoy bow hunting, there is nothing but bad news in this Game Code, and you should oppose it.
So your opposed to the amendment allowing Bow Hunters to harvest Bucks during 6 day with their Firearm tags ?

I remember many a Bow hunter complaining about not being able to use their Bows during 6 day.

Now they will be able to...............

Some people are NEVER happy [sad]
 

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WE have to face up to it the XBOWS are in.What we sould be doing now is geting on the councils ass about a new deer managment plan our deer herd in this state is already hurting. I can live XBOW but we NEED new plan or maybe a new council
 

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if you support the changes that will bring in thousands of more hunters spending thousands of more hunting days a year in a time when hunter numbers are declining, you will support the game code :) [up]


if you don't like sharing the woods with more hunters then you don't support the code [rofl]
 

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What we sould be doing now is geting on the councils ass about a new deer managment plan our deer herd in this state is already hurting.
This same council says XBOWs WON"T affect harvest. If they now change their deer management plan then they are in effect admitting they were wrong. Double edged sword!!! Realistically it cannot be both.

Also so now thAT xbowS are in it is okay to get rid of the council? Got what you wanted so now thay are no good??[confused]
 

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if you support the changes that will bring in thousands of more hunters spending thousands of more hunting days a year in a time when hunter numbers are declining,
It"s not a matter of supporting anything to do with XBOWS any more dont you guys get it. It"s done move on right or wrong cross bows are here.If every one put all this negitive energy into going after the council about a new management plan instead of fighting among are selfs mybe we would get somthing done. And the council dont have to admit to nothing and you know they wont and they know they need to come up with a new plan there not stupid as you think. They might not be right but nut stupid. Some of you may know where im going with this just think
 
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