2019 Saturday deer opener PA.

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  1. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    many people out west can't comprehend the horrific pressure that deer get in the heavily populated areas of PA on saturdays. Traditionally, monday openers made it a choice: am I going to use that vacation day for opening day deer hunting, or am I one of those people who values something else as more important, like using it for sleeping off hangovers after Eagles SNF games. I always chose the deer hunting, and appreciated less people in the woods. The first week, deer would usually keep coming out during daylight hours. After the first Saturday and massive ****show that hordes of people turned deer season into, those natural patterns stopped, and it became a case of the deer holding tight unless they were getting pushed, or else coming out on their own after dark.

    So are the PAGC idiots going to allow sensible nighttime hunting now, to compensate for the disaster they will create? You can bet they wont. Doesn't matter if you have mega-expensive optics that could do the job. Everything they do is geared for the lowest common denominator, because that is their speed. So PA will become a see-nothing hunting state, or else a push-em-and-blast-away-at-the-fleeing-tails state, just like the FUdds want.

    At this rate, PA might as well import some PETA hipsters from Berkley to dictate hunting laws.
     
  2. schrock27

    schrock27 Well-Known Member

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    I for one I am all for a Saturday opener and could care less if someone wants to hunt with a semi auto rifle. It will for sure get more people in the woods which will get the deer stirred up and moving. To me this is a good thing.

    Sorry riflehunter if you can take Saturday off work but I am sure there are more guys in the state that couldn’t take Monday off. We have to remember there are more than just a handful of hunters in the state. Sounds to me you are a stump hunter so if people are stumbling through the woods, they should run some deer by you are some point. So get up early, get in there, find your stump, and wait. Some “D-bag” or “moron” might chase one to you.

    As for tradition, the “whitetail industry” and hunting for a big number ruined the deer hunting long before there was a Saturday opener in PA.
     
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  3. yobuck

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    My old and feeble mind was able to comprehend all you said till the last paragraph.
    Could you expand upon what the "whitetail industry" and hunting for the big number mean in more detail?
     
  4. Riflehunter1776

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    sounds like you are one of those casual hunters who never scout, don't place a stand according to deer movements, and just stumble around across property lines and blast at the fleeing tails. This saturday thing is custom made for you. congrats.
     
  5. schrock27

    schrock27 Well-Known Member

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    Yobuck what I mean by whitetail industry is they have turn this tradition that a lot of people grow up with into a money maker. There are a lot of lil Trinkets that are put on the market to flat out just make money. And trail cams that send you a picture on your phone give me a break. All the Whitetail hunting television shows have not been a big help to Whitetail hunting tradition either

    And hunting for a big number I am talking about those guys you hunt for a big buck only. They are just looking for that big scoring rack. These are the guys who will shame some kid down on his or her below average buck till the remove their post or stop talking about it all together. Not what we need to keep young people hunting and tradition alive.
     
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  6. schrock27

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    Well you could say that I don’t scout very often but I do some casual scouting. And I only bow hunt from a stand. I for sure have blasted at some tails.

    I can tell you I will not be hunting the first day as it is the first day of Maryland buck season. I would rather buy the nonresident license there so I can kill more than one buck. So I guess I will wait till the second Saturday to hunt pa.
     
  7. Darktimber

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    So you complain about guys who only target nice bucks but your avatar is a picture of you with a nice rack buck? Which you obviously didnt even shoot in this state, because you shot it suppressed. so you went out of state to target a trophy buck. How is that any different than the guys you are refering to?

    I target trophy bucks and go out of state to hunt for trophy bucks, im not ashamed of it. And im not a hypocrite about it either. Its the natural genesis of a hunters once he has a few bucks under his belt in my opinion
     
  8. schrock27

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    No sir I do not complain or say your way is wrong and shouldn’t be aloud. If that’s the way you hunt go for it. That’s just not how I prefer to hunt. I may not agree with everything someone does or the way they go about hunting. But I will accept it because if we fight among ourselves over small things, we give the anti hunting people a place to get there foot in.

    As for the buck on my avatar it was the first one to walk out. I didn’t target it or even know he was in the area. Followed a doe out in to the corn field and I shot him. Not the biggest one or smallest one I have shot but I am proud of him all the same. I respect all the animals I harvest they give there life for me to have a lil meat and a lil fun.

    As for the can
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.p...24/hunting-with-silencers-in-pa-is-legal/amp/
     
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  9. rharfo

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    You guys following the Sunday hunting bill?
     
  10. CMP70306

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    I am, and I’m still annoyed that they revised it from giving the PGC control of all the Sundays to only 14 of them, to 7 finally down to 3. I’m pretty sure they slow walked it back so that the legislature still has some control over the PGC. Those greedy politicians are probably salivating at the thought of getting their hands on the PGC $72 Million surplus fund and want any leverage they can get.
     
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  11. rharfo

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    Looks like we're getting Sunday hunting for the 20/21 season....
     
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  12. jmcmath

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    3 days is something. We(NC) are up to private land is legal but can’t hunt on public yet.
     
  13. CMP70306

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    As I said above I personally don’t like the bill because I believe it is a breadcrumb to get the Sunday hunting crowd to shut up and go away. I support the legislature giving total control of the seasons to the game Commission and this bill is simply a way for them to maintain control.
     
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