Would you like to swap places with me? I hunt in Jersey! [:@] Forty bucks for a pheasant stamp, and I the entire season I'd say I saw maybe a dozen birds, and I only shot one of them due to the huge number of hunters in the "shooting gallery" where they stock pheasants in Colliers Mills.
great story,boy, do you folks have great hunting..pa. is a terrible place to hunt now..hunters are getting nasty,they stock 50 birds and 500 hunters go after them,dogs running all over, hunters blowing whistles and yelling terrible at their dogs and other hunters on publicland..
boy, that would be dream come true to hunt like you are..my dogs tail is straight up when he saw those pictures, ha..
hunting is getting to point ,many are losing interest..i will stay on pheasants..that was my worry if 40 dollar stamp is allowed..when you sit here and think, well, 40 dollars will reduce hunters..
you answered that, it WONT..the hunters that leave will be replaced by new hunters that will pay 40 dollars..i see young hunters that you could charge them 100 dollars,and they will still pay it..
new jersey hunters WILL PAY, pa hunters WONT.. i seen that over years,why, because new jersey hunters are USED to paying high taxes and higher costs for everything, pa hunters are not..
so, nj hunters think they are getting deal when they come to pa..
personelly, here is way i would stock pheasants here in pa. and in new jersey..stocking should cover 3 days and birds stocked each of those 3 days..when you get your permit,permit would tell you what day you can hunt during STOCKINGS ONLY.. any other day ,you can go without this regulation..
what is happening is 500 hunters are there the day they stock after 50 birds..
first, thats no fun.. second its, DANGEROUS..third, someone ,someday will get mad enough at another hunter to do harm to them..i saw last week in sgl252 in lycoming county, hunters chasing people away while they were hunting..they even MADE up storys of pellets hitting them so they could chase the people away.that never happened, i was there and saw which way others shot..it was only done to let others know they did not want them hunting here..
i was confronted by person with 2 britts, he came up path after me yelling, YOU SLOBS ,you knew i was down here hunting in this corn field..
i said to this person, first you have no right to come after me like that, second its PUBLICLAND and i can hunt anywhere i like, third, i did not see him in corn field with 10 ft high corn stalks..
he was mad because he flushed a pheasant up the hill to me and our dogs..he could not come up to me because i was there and my dog flushed bird but i left it go because others were to close to shoot.
sorry, i got off subject again...