What I Would Do
June 9, 2022
A reader recently challenged me. "Rich, you're constantly criticizing the game commission's turkey-management policies. You say these policies are a major cause of the decline of the turkey population. So, put your money where your mouth is. What would you do to improve the population?"
I wouldn't do much to fall hunting, though I might add a week of hunting, which wouldn't add much to the negligible fall harvest. I would work to make spring hunting more challenging and take a conservative approach to the harvest to improve things.
The first step would be to eliminate the $20 tag for shooti...