I read an article about the proposed change in the hunting hours. According to the article, the reason the game commission is draging their feet about it is because of the high rate of gobbler harvests. According to them, hunters in Pa tend to pass up shooting a jake and go for a full grown tom. Which on on hand says alot for the Pa hunter to hold out for a longbeard. But the flip side of that is that if the percentage of gobblers being harvested gets too high then it will take away from the chances of hunters getting a big tom. I can understand their resoning to a point. But from the numbers of turkey population in the article and what I have read about the population and harvest nubers in other states, Pa has one of the highest turkey populations in the country. Granted the hunting pressure is pretty high in some areas, but in my area the prssure is not so intense. Opening day there was hardly anyone out in the area I hunt. Basicaly just around 5 guys I have known for years. So we made sure not to tread on each others toes.
The article is in "Pennsylvania outdoor news". Check it out and let me know what you think about it.
If it gobbles,runs on gas, or is married to you it will give you trouble!