In the article tonight in the Flint Journal it quoted DNR spokesperson Mary Dettloff as saying "We need to expand hunting oppertunities. The DNR is dependent on restricted funds. We need to do what we can to expand use and the user base". My question is "Why does this not include the youngest hunters?" They want to "Expand the user base" and yet they are not expanding the new hunter base which EVERYONE says is the most important group we need to be bringing into the fold. Of course I am happy with the first step to full inclusion, but with my kids the concern is having an effective way to hunt deer when they are 10. I won't be comfortable if they can't pull back enough weight to put a good shot on a deer. My hope is that in the next few years they include young people too. I'd like to at least see girls be able to crossbows to the age of 14 and boys 12 or something to that effect. Since we're "trying" it on the "old" end of the spectrum, why not the "young" end?