The proliferation of governmental regulations on deer hunting is starting to resemble something from the tax code..We now have season preference for age, physical ability, type of weapon, sex (of animal), etc. It is an inherently biased system that rewards a designated group with increased opportunity. This has caused confusion, opportunity to poach, and increased pressure on the resource without scientific basis. A deer shot by a 12 year old girl with a muzzle loader is just as dead as one shot with a 30-30 by her 40 year old dad. Does is make her dad and her happy? Sure, but what does that have to do with the Fish and Game department? If she can hunt a week before any one else she can hunt with her dad opening day too. lSolution, too easy! Everyone can kill a buck or two any ol way. If population, based on scientific analysis allows, issue limited antlerless deer permits. Set deer season for 30 days. Hunt with whatever you want. Bow hunters or no better than anyone else..They can hunt for almost 5 months here in MO> Ridiculous! Quit the social engineering..