I agree whole heartedly Jbird. I am sure our DNR is full of good folks, but the boat is full speed one direction and it isnt going to throw an anchor until the vast majority of hunters (gun) come to their door complaining. That will mean an opening weekend of no deer. We arent there yet... and thankfully so.
I once wrote a letter to the DNR concerning a beautiful waterway i loved to fish. I was later told by the fisheries biologist that the letter made quite an impact throughout the DNR. Simply because they figure if one person writes, they are speaking for a 1000 who wont take the time. According to one national magazine editor, one letter to him speaks for 10,000. And dont you know, a couple years later, new regulations protecting big smallmouth were placed on that stream. Maybe it's time for a letter.
I have contacted them via e-mail many times in the past - I am not against a physical letter. I can't remember the last time I wrote an actual letter! With technology today sending letters is pretty much a thing of the past......but I'll try it, what have we got to loose? They don;t seem to be listening other wise!