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We all hunt for different reasons!


Dear Woods-N-Water News:

I keep on reading letters from hunters about their ideas about how to change deer hunting in Michigan. Do we need these changes; antler restrictions, youth hunt restrictions (shoot only does or abolish it), one buck per hunter, and so on. Why do these hunters always want to change things to the way they would prefer it? All hunters are not clones! We all enjoy hunting for various reasons. Some for the meat, some for big antlers, some to be out enjoying the outdoors with their friends, children or others. Just because we all do not agree does not mean some ideas are better than others and we need to change to their ideas.

If someone prefers big racks, then go ahead and manage where you hunt for big bucks, but don't put down other hunters who believe, any buck regardless of rack size, is a trophy. Leave our youth hunters alone too! The youth hunt helps get young hunters involved in hunting and the few bucks they end up getting are not going to hurt the deer herd. Just remember that as hunters, we need to unite and protect our hunting from non-hunters and anti-gun groups.

Let's agree that we each have different ideas on how deer hunting in Michigan could improve, but also remember and admit, those ideas are our own unique ideas based on how we feel. Just because they would work for us, doesn't mean everyone else has to think that way or that those ideas would be the best for everyone. There are over 700,000 hunters in Michigan, and probably 700,000 different ideas on how to improve deer hunting in Michigan. Why should any of us feel that we know what is best for those other 699,999 hunters?

Sincerely

Dennis Matson


March 30, 2010

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