Have the Saturday deer openers lived up to expectations?


With the regular deer season opening this Saturday, it will mark the annual day that sees the highest number of hunters afield in the state. However, the amount will probably be less than it was five or ten years ago, when the openers fell on a Monday. Although the Department of Environmental Conservation’s 2005 decision to change the opener to a Saturday was based on the premise it would offer more hunters the opportunity to hunt, its impact has not been as dramatic as hoped for.

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