Gopherlongbeards wrote:I think a lot of new turkey hunters who decided to give it a try the past few years after seeing how easy it looked on TV have become disillusioned with the sport after going through a difficult season or two. Hunter numbers had been increasing almost every year until 2010, whenever something becomes popular like that it always has a bit of a decline when the more casual participants decide to move on.
charlie elk wrote:
The vast majority of hunters these days are specialists. Generalist hunters are a rare, old and dying breed.
charlie elk wrote:WI has had this problem for 5 years now and the loss has been increasing. If the preliminary 2012 numbers hold WI lost about 20%. There are some private surveys of all hunters including those who drop out showing half stopped due to drawing requirements and other season complications. Stating they don't know their schedules well enough in advance in order to know when they can hunt. WI deadline is Dec 10 but the first isn't for 5 months in mid April.
Gopherlongbeards wrote: I'd bet the vast majority of the members here are over the age of 30.
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