Yet these same NJH members embrace adding Sunday Bow hunting.
Okay, I'll come out and say that right now, I don't support extending the season in any way...including adding 23 Sundays to the season.
I will not campaign against it for several reasons, one of them being this will be a big victory for sportsman and women in the political arena against anti-hunting foes. The crossbow fight is a completely different dynamic.
The Sunday bow issue, while I don't agree with extending the season, is worth supporting because it's a fight against anti-hunters and their hold on the Legislature and Governors office. That fight is in the political arena, against our enemies, so-to-speak, and involves turning those in the Statehouse to our side through education on our issues.
The crossbow issue is a fight against bow hunters, not anti-hunters. It's not being waged in the political arena (Legistaure or Governors office), but within our own ranks. There is no political advantage to winning that battle, and all it has ever done is polarize the hunting community.
The Sunday bow issue is one the unifies the hunting community, the crossbow issue is one that divides the hunting community. Which path do you support?
Oh, and another reason...the Sunday bow issue is one that protects, preserves and promotes BOW hunting. The full inclusion of crossbows is one that erodes bow hunting and replaces the bow season with a multiple weapon season.
If you can't see the difference, you may need to see the eye doctor after PT. [hihi]
Just keep your fingers crossed that BLUE TONGUE doesn't strike again
Instead of worrying about blue tongue striking us, we have to worry about "twisted tongue" striking us. For example..."Oh, the survey shows how everyone wants to use crossbows, so we are going to do full inclusion". Yet, in the next breath, "don't worry, not many people want to use them so it will not impact the deer harvest". [confused][confused][confused]