Finally, and most important, I feel like these improvements have come with a minimum of sacrifice from hunters. There are many other regulation changes that can increase buck survival (earn-a-buck, restricted/lottery buck tags, delaying gun seasons until long after the rut, etc.), but all of these involve fairly major changes that can be tough for hunters to stomach. Our version of the APR doesn't ask hunters to give up much. Youth hunters are exempt from the regulation. Research proves that at least 50 percent of 1-1/2 year-old bucks in this area are legal game, so the rule doesn't--as some critics claim--"force everyone to be a trophy hunter." And, there are does enough around to provide plenty of venison and hunting opportunities.