FYI, the following link is the notice and procedures for the April 13th, 2020 spring hearings, which will be online participation only.
Conservation Congress spring hearings Info
Results not posted yet. The anti crossbow longer gun deer season people can fudge these numbers anyway they want, and they will just to get what they want.
I'm voting against the crossbow ban but if it does pass then I will just adjust my hunting. Come last week in Oct I will fill all my tags and be done. Then I will fall turkey hunt. Have had good luck first week in Nov turkey hunting in the past . Just keep walking around and u will finally walk up on some. Bow hunters don't like it but gives me something to do
Just bringing this up again. Starting tomorrow night you've got 72 hrs to do your part in voicing your thoughts for our Natural Resources in a safe manner. Do your part! Thanks.
Found the following on a another forum and thought it worthy of posting here. With regards to the crossbow question.
More info pertaining to this excerpt from the crossbow question number 14.
"Crossbow use by people age 60 and older and by disabled permit holders would continue to be allowed during the entire archery season."
Currently there are no such authorities, as those were eliminated When the 2013 Crossbow bill AB-194 was passed into law. There seems to be a lot of controversy as how these exemptions could be reinstated. The DNR "THINKS" they have the power to reintroduce, but a contact from the state senate informed me that it would have to be a legislative action. Currently, any of the hunting disability permits (class A,B,C, or D) have nothing to do with crossbow hunting seasons. Even if these two categories were approved for future crossbow hunting, the age would obviously a no brainier, However any previous specific disability permit were only for a five year term and needed to be renewed. Those have since all expired. To re qualify for a crossbow disability permit would again require costly out of pocket medical bills to prove disabilities.
Is it possible that language in the question is used with hopes of suppressing votes, because any older or possible disabled will think they have no concerns, and have no need to vote????
My strong opinion is there is no reasons for changing any of the current regulations. The outcome is up to the voters, do your part and participate. Thanks to all and stay safe in these troubling times.