Good Bye, BACKTAGS!!!!
I bowhunt, mostly don't gun hunt anymore. Gun hunting, in my mind, on public properties anywhere near larger population centers is risky business. Folks just really have no clue. Oh, look at a Game Warden thru your scope and see if he/she enjoys it ( or arrests you for endangerment).
I can't stand those back tags and am glad to see them go away. I totally disagree that the world will fall apart now ( at least due to the lack of backtags).
I also disagree that there will be any more ( or likely any less) trespassing, poaching, illegal behavior of any kind. Those that have the proclivity to break the law will do so, the others won't. Having a backtag on doesn't mean I am legit, it simply means I have a piece of paper on my back. Where I hunt, the odds of getting checked by a warden are extremely slim ( none in the past, hmmm, 15 years at least).
I am either a law abiding citizen, or I am not.
Just look anywhere on our streets, roads and highways. At least, minimum, 85% of the folks out there are breaking the law, knowingly ( speeding and other). Every one of them has a license plate of some sort. They say " we are allowed 5 (or 10 or 15) over the limit. No sir, you are allowed the posted limit. If the authorities choose to not prosecute until a certain threshhold is reached, that is their choice, but you are allowed only to the posted limit.
I for one am glad that backtags are going away.