Re: rifles fall turkey
According to the PGC's own data, eliminating rifles from fall turkey may reduce the harvest by 1800 birds. 1800 birds across the entire state. Since hunting mortality is far down the list for turkeys, this will do nothing other than taking opportunity away.
The real reason for this proposal is the elitist turkey snobs within the NWTF and PANWTF who have long opposed rifles during fall seasons. The consider a shotgun and bow the only pure way to turkey hunt. They now have a few commissioner's ears and these commissioners have decided to make a run at making rifles illegal under the guise of resource first since turkey populations are down.
My rifle is a black rifle