Letter to the editor: Consequences of deer season change
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has decided to review its decision to start deer season the Saturday after Thanksgiving rather than the following Monday (“Saturday start to 2019 deer hunting season might not be permanent”). However, they’re going to go ahead and try it out this year anyhow.
The original decision turned out to be unpopular for many reasons. Although it may have been made to satisfy the preference of the hunters, it turns out not even all hunters like the idea. And now it looks like that was not the only reason it was made.
In a typical general-public-be-damned statement, Game Commission Chairman Tim Layton said they’ll be “… looking to see if the Saturday opener (increases) hunting license sales …” and, later, hunter success and hunter opinions.
When will our government servants learn that the unexpected consequences to their actions may be widespread and that it would be wise to check around a bit before making even “simple” decisions?