Originally Posted by linksmechanic
Bountyhunter- I was talking about pga regulated events like the tour. Just like the tour hunting season is regulated for good reason. Proper management is key to being able to harvest animals every year in idaho. With the ever increasing population here in Idaho, regulations must be put in place.
I am aware you were talking the tour, but the tour does not say that this 3 wood driver is only legal during this two week period, or that it can only be used to tee off and nothing else.
More importantly, proper management of animals has to do with the numbers harvested and timing, not the method. An animal harvested with a round ball flintlock is exactly the same as an inline with smokeless powder and sabots. So method is not the significant point in a management plan and is basically irrelevant. the additional seasons are just tools used to control the numbers.
Why does it bother another hunter if a hunter chooses to use an inline with sabots? What does that have to do with the management plan of number of animals harvested? Answer is self ego that my method is the only correct method.
anyone who has ever fired a flintlock knows it takes a lot of practice to develop the followthru needed to shoot accurately. Now we all know that most hunters have difficulty with a centerfire rifle much less a flintlock. think of how many wounded deer are lost. Someone explain how this makes sense from a pure management standpoint.
the constant in fighting over the "method" will be the ruination of hunting.
This is a LR site, but 90% of most shooters do not like LR and do not think it should be legal anyway
Where do you draw the line? Your common sense is the other guys pet peeve.
The next guy wants you to only hunt while hopping on one leg while using a hula hoop using a slingshot and no store bought stones. He thinks it is great and more sporting like that. Meanwhile the HSUS and other anti hunting groups are laughing their liberal butts off at the sheer stupidity of hunters fighting amongst themselves over "my method is more sporting/correct/desired/primitive" or what ever you want to call it.
My point is this trap is never ending and we have got to get over it. Hunters have to get over the real issue which is their won self ego of "my method is better/more sporting etc etc than your method", therefore I want to force everyone to use my method. If you want to hunt in a muzzleloading season with a flintlock, round balls, cut patches and blackpowder only that should be your choice, not "THE ONLY APPROVED METHOD".
The goal should to get more hunters out there to ensure the continued life of our sport and right to hunt.