Many (if not all) Arizona hunters were recently e-mailed a link to a survey. A LOT of people feel the survey is disingenuous and the questions are leading. Last year, the AZ Deer Association performed a hunter survey, and the Commission/Deprtment basically dismissed the findings. I feel that the current survey only serves to raise the suspicion level found simmering between hunters and AZGFD.
On the other side of the coin, I get disturbed sometimes at how hotly various issues are contested on the message boards, at the club meetings, etc. It seems we (hunters) are unable to reach consensus on anything. Meanwhile, anti-hunting groups continue to march forward, focused on their goals. The AZGF Commission seems determined not to waiver from their agenda.
The losers, of course – are the hunting community in Arizona.