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Hunting Decline?

Gern186

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I don't even know where to begin with this one......the media can try to make anything appear skewed if they want to.....I invite this idiot that wrote the article to sit anywhere in Ohio during deer season......I'm sure he will think that there are less guys hunting now, yeah, right!

It may be true that there are less guys hunting small game, but as for whitetail deer and other big game across the country the popularity has grown tremendously over the last decade, not just here but everywhere in the US.

There could be a lot more said about this but it's not worth wasting any time talking about it, it's simply not true.
 

Milo

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I don't even know where to begin with this one......the media can try to make anything appear skewed if they want to.....I invite this idiot that wrote the article to sit anywhere in Ohio during deer season......I'm sure he will think that there are less guys hunting now, yeah, right!

It may be true that there are less guys hunting small game, but as for whitetail deer and other big game across the country the popularity has grown tremendously over the last decade, not just here but everywhere in the US.

There could be a lot more said about this but it's not worth wasting any time talking about it, it's simply not true.
http://outdoornews.com/ohio/news/article_56868d50-babd-11df-8b48-001cc4c03286.html
 

Gern186

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Well there's still a shitload of guys out there hunting and fishing, anybody that would argue that fact is not hunting or fishing where I am...........Have you ever fished the maumee river walleye run or tried deer hunting public ground or private ground in Ohio or any other state in the last 10 years? There are freaking guys everywhere you look!

I hope the hell there are less guys hunting and the number keeps declining! Just because the numbers show less guys doesn't mean there isn't anybody doing it.....the article is a JOKE in my opinion and has no relevancy to what is really going on in the field........
 

Milo

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well then there must be a lot of people hunting and fishing without a license where you are at. What you are seeing is a consolidation of hunters not a gain. the sales don't really lie...not sure why they would even lie about that anyway.
 

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Well there's still a shitload of guys out there hunting and fishing, anybody that would argue that fact is not hunting or fishing where I am...........Have you ever fished the maumee river walleye run or tried deer hunting public ground or private ground in Ohio or any other state in the last 10 years? There are freaking guys everywhere you look!

I hope the hell there are less guys hunting and the number keeps declining! Just because the numbers show less guys doesn't mean there isn't anybody doing it.....the article is a JOKE in my opinion and has no relevancy to what is really going on in the field........
Yur only see'n a small slice o da pie - btw - yur tin foil hat might be a tad tight - jus say'n
 

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Call it what you want, yes a consolidation of hunters is what it is......how many guys do you know that have acres and acres of hunting and fishing grounds to themselves? The numbers don't lie, I can see that there have been fewer licenses sold. Explain to me why every piece of ground is spoken for and has an overpopulation of hunters on it around the state.....every river that is worthy of fishing is overcrowded with fisherman......

All I am saying is that on paper the numbers are declining but in the real world where you and I live and hunt, the numbers are FAR from declining.
 

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Call it what you want, yes a consolidation of hunters is what it is......how many guys do you know that have acres and acres of hunting and fishing grounds to themselves? The numbers don't lie, I can see that there have been fewer licenses sold. Explain to me why every piece of ground is spoken for and has an overpopulation of hunters on it around the state.....every river that is worthy of fishing is overcrowded with fisherman......

All I am saying is that on paper the numbers are declining but in the real world where you and I live and hunt, the numbers are FAR from declining.
leasing...if you also compare ohio to any other state west of us you will see how carved up ohio is with small parcels and tracts large tracts of land in iowa are 4-500 acres...here it is 80-100... on my rivers here i barely see anyone...the maumee is a fishermans delight as the walleye is a favorite table fare kind of like the whitetail. here we have saugeyes and they are persued heavily in the fall.
 

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:smiley_cigar:It means less money for wildlife and more importantly it will be less voters that support hunters we are already in the minority - when i started hunting a license was $1.25 and a box of .410 shells was a $1.25 - and you could buy it at the local hardware store - and walk down the streets of your town carrying a firearm - we took our guns to school and put them in the principals office so we could hunt on the way home - every kid carried a pocket knife - didn't need hunter ed - permission slips and a big book of rulez - the hunting regs were on one 8 x 11 tri folded sheet of paper . Well when the political correct vote your hunting privlidges away - u may be sing'n a different tune - they have already started - dang - well u kids got the deal - my hunt'n dayz are just about over - dang

btw - ya got ta look at this on a national scale - get the big picture - u just talk'n bout the local stuff ya see jus like coonskinner does - dang kids

good luck wif your hunt'n future
 

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Well, I heard there has been a huge decline in the number of Porn videos sold and the number of adult book stores remaining open in the last 5 years also........do you think it's because guys got tired of looking at boobs and snatch??
 

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:smiley_cigar:It means less money for wildlife and more importantly it will be less voters that support hunters we are already in the minority - when i started hunting a license was $1.25 and a box of .410 shells was a $1.25 - and you could buy it at the local hardware store - and walk down the streets of your town carrying a firearm - we took our guns to school and put them in the principals office so we could hunt on the way home - every kid carried a pocket knife - didn't need hunter ed - permission slips and a big book of rulez - the hunting regs were on one 8 x 11 tri folded sheet of paper . Well when the political correct vote your hunting privlidges away - u may be sing'n a different tune - they have already started - dang - well u kids got the deal - my hunt'n dayz are just about over - dang

btw - ya got ta look at this on a national scale - get the big picture - u just talk'n bout the local stuff ya see jus like coonskinner does - dang kids

good luck wif your hunt'n future
You make good points here and I agree with them, it's just the national media that pisses me off in the way they come across.....like there's hardly anybody hunting and fishing anymore........if things continue like they have for the last 20 years, there will still be a lot of guys hunting and fishing.
 

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Well, I heard there has been a huge decline in the number of Porn videos sold and the number of adult book stores remaining open in the last 5 years also........do you think it's because guys got tired of looking at boobs and snatch??
Oooooooh Ooooooooh Ahhhhhhhhhh HA - THATS ALL FOLKS - AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :smiley_clap::smiley_clap::smiley_clap:rotflmaorotflmaorotflmao
 

Milo

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Well, I heard there has been a huge decline in the number of Porn videos sold and the number of adult book stores remaining open in the last 5 years also........do you think it's because guys got tired of looking at boobs and snatch??
okay you win. ODNR is a bunch liars and so is everyone else that don't think like ya. sorry i axed.
 

Gern186

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More hunters, less hunters......it makes no difference to me.....if I have to pay more for licenses to keep the DNR afloat, I don't care I will pay it. I will continue to take my kids hunting and introduce other newbies to hunting......that's all I can do. Everyone has the responsibility to do their part no matter what it takes if they are concerned about the future of hunting.
 

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Here is what I've obsereved...
1. At Fernwood State Forest: I used to witness trucks (practically on top of each other) parked everywhere along the road that leads to the Sportsman Club I belong to. The last two years the masses have dropped off. I'm always shocked at the lack of hunters.

2. In the schools: When I first started teaching 12 years ago we would have kids taking the whole week off to gun hunt. Recently, I can count on one had each year of hunters in my classes. Kids don't get out much for a variety of reasons. Broken homes, finances, extra curriculars, etc...

3. The local check in station: Usually a zoo gun week. It was not much different than archery season this year.

On the other hand:
With the increased exposure to hunting on TV, alot of guys in the age range of 20-40 are just trying out hunting. People see celebrities killing giants on TV and they think it's that easy. It's kinda like when Tiger Woods came on the scene in golf. People began to watch it on TV and all of a sudden golf was being taken up by a bunch of newbies.

In regard to kids in the article, i whole heartedly agree. Mine only go because I take them. There are alot more dads on this site that do the same, but look how many dads out there don't.

I think all in all though, the number of hunters has decreased. That's just what I've seen.
 

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It means less money for wildlife and more importantly it will be less voters that support hunters we are already in the minority - when i started hunting a license was $1.25 and a box of .410 shells was a $1.25 - and you could buy it at the local hardware store - and walk down the streets of your town carrying a firearm - we took our guns to school and put them in the principals office so we could hunt on the way home - every kid carried a pocket knife - didn't need hunter ed - permission slips and a big book of rulez - the hunting regs were on one 8 x 11 tri folded sheet of paper . Well when the political correct vote your hunting privlidges away - u may be sing'n a different tune - they have already started - dang - well u kids got the deal - my hunt'n dayz are just about over - dang
dang geez that aint the way it is now dat is fo shur!
 

cotty16

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dang geez that aint the way it is now dat is fo shur!
No, but when I was in HS I could keep my gun in the gun rack in the back of the truck window and hit the woods right after school. As long as the gun was visible it was cool. We used to hook up and pheasant, grouse, bunny, or deer hunt right after school. Ahhhh.... the good ol' days. And that was only the early 90's.
 

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This is just speaking for the areas that I hunt, but they are usually littered with gun hunters during gun week, and I rode around almost every evening and barely seen anyone. Saturday and Sunday I expanded my travel route out to 8 or 10 miles and only came across maybe a dozen hunters at most. Could be a lot of factors but it was down in my area.