October 08, 2009
Discussion Topic: On Early-Season Hunting
By Dave Hurteau
Chris Lawrence of the West Virginia Metro News isn’t sold on early-season deer hunting. Here’s why:
A couple of hunters who participated in the early season tell me by the time they managed to get to their deer during the season the meat was already starting to turn [because it was so hot outside]. . . .
Furthering the problems with an early season, most of the meat processors who generally handle butchering duties for a fee for hunters were not up and running for the early season. . . .
I applaud the DNR's efforts to try and find new ways to accommodate additional hunting, but in this particular case I think the idea is flawed by Mother Nature herself. In my own opinion, it's just too warm to deer hunt in September.
What say you?
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