Daylight Savings Time - your opinion?
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From: Pat Lefemine
10-Mar-18

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Should the Time change be abolished?
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Should the Time change be abolished?

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Discuss our latest opinion article and share your thoughts. As a hunter, we'd like to know if you agree or disagree on the current debate on whether the swtich to Standard Time should be abolished, and just stay at DST for good?

From: Topgun 30-06
10-Mar-18
Makes no difference to me since I'm retired.

From: BOX CALL
10-Mar-18
I get up when I want and go to bed when I want.I'm retired and divorced.its nice to have some extra evening lite.grill out,maybe have the fire pit going,enjoy a pbr.I just go with the flow.

From: Ogoki
10-Mar-18
My doctor said where he is from, they do not have daylight savings time . He said they call it school time. Schools and businesses can adjust their hours , however they want ,but the time stays the same .

From: midwest
10-Mar-18
I think you have it backwards unless I'm not comprehending your article correctly. DS is when you get your evening hunts and don't have to get up as early for the morning hunts. Are you saying you want DS year round?

10-Mar-18
Drop it

From: Swampbuck
10-Mar-18
I like it the way it is right now. Lighter earlier and darker earlier. I’m a early riser. I hate hunting till 20:30-21:00. You don’t eat dinner till way to late!!

From: Swampbuck
10-Mar-18

From: Jaquomo
10-Mar-18
Midwest is correct. I want daylight savings time year round so people will do more outdoor things after work and after school. As I understand, the main reason for switching back originally in the fall was so school kids wouldn't have gives it for the bus in the dark.

From: drycreek
10-Mar-18
It made little difference to me before I retired and makes less now. I didn't have office hours anyway, I worked in the oilfield, and if you had something to do, you did it, the time made no difference. I hunted and fished when I could, not when I wanted to.

From: Bou'bound
10-Mar-18
Not an issue. When the clock says hunt hunt. When the clock says work work. When the clock say go to bed go to bed

From: cnelk
10-Mar-18
Good luck changing it. Its tied to a Govt Energy bill

From: Treeline
10-Mar-18
My vote is the same as Jaq. Leave it on daylight savings time! I would much rather go to work in the dark to have the daylight hours after work to do stuff. Spring forward and leave it there!

From: SCmuddy
10-Mar-18
Do away with it.

It serves no purpose these days.

From: StickFlicker
10-Mar-18
Arizona has never had daylight savings time!

From: Buffalo1
10-Mar-18
On the bottom of my personal emails below my name is a saying,"What is time to a hog?"

I will stick to my statement regarding daylight savings time and agree with the hog- makes no difference to me.

From: Don K
10-Mar-18

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Florida is working on it

From: Pig Doc
10-Mar-18
Keep daylight savings time year-around.

10-Mar-18
I don't care for it. I'd be happy if it was done away with.

From: Pigsticker
10-Mar-18
I don’t care which one so much as just don’t change it! I lived sixteen years in states that didn’t change the time and I preferred it.

From: DConcrete
10-Mar-18
I like the time changes because I work outside. If we didn’t change the time, it’d be 8:30 in the winter before we could see to work.

I like to start my work at 6:30 in the morning. In the wintertime, the time change really helps with that.

From: DONK
10-Mar-18
The wise Indian said. … “Only the government would believe that if you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

I hate the change. It’s seems to be more bothersome every year. I guess I am just getting old.

From: dnovo
10-Mar-18
My problem is they keep moving DST earlier in the spring. I remember when it was the last weekend in April. Then end of March and now 2nd weekend of March. We work construction and it will still be dark at starting time. I would vote to leave it one way or the other.

From: Ermine
10-Mar-18
Leave it year round

Changing it is a pain

From: Lee
10-Mar-18
I hate it - in winter it is dark by 5 - I don't get off work til 5 - sucks

From: JusPassin
10-Mar-18
My own vote is I hate DST and wish they would just leave it the way God made it. I have never had a use for it. I like to see the sun up early in the summer, and hate seeing it still daylight at 10:00 at night.

From: Pintail
10-Mar-18
Keep DST year round.

From: Riverwolf
10-Mar-18
Get everyone to match time once and for all and be done with it ....Never in all my years has this practice (daylight savings time )made any sense to me ...I vote leave the clocks at one setting year round ..everywhere . The Nay's need to just "except the fact" that some areas "naturally" recieve less sunshine through the seasons ;)

From: Ermine
10-Mar-18
Leave it year round

I doubt they would ever change it thou

From: Wapitidung
10-Mar-18
I like the extra daylight in the evening. I'd be good with it year round.

Wap

From: Ogoki
10-Mar-18
When I worked in electric motor shop , before I went to work for myself , I lost the evening hunt , during the after time changed in fall. Only hunted weekends then . Now I turn off phone and go hunt . Feel for guys who work until 5pm.

10-Mar-18
Sucks, get rid of it...

From: oldgoat
10-Mar-18
DST year round!

From: 3arrows
10-Mar-18
Do away with it.

From: Dino
10-Mar-18
Stay with one time.

From: DoorKnob
10-Mar-18
Quit changing, DST prefered.

From: TD
10-Mar-18
Pick one and stay with it. I hate trying to figure out what time it is on the mainland such as is it a 2 hour or 3 hour difference on the west coast...... =D

My understanding is the purpose of it was to conserve electricity WRT lighting etc. so Algore can leave a bigger carbon footprint. That's why it's tied to the energy bills/regs and such. Ya bunch'a deniers...... heheheheh.....

From: Jaquomo
10-Mar-18
Seems some don't understand what DST is....

From: ryanrc
10-Mar-18
I have to fly to Florida for work at 6a.m. On Monday. Then work meetings all week at 8a.m. Coming from Colorado that puts me 3 hours behind with time zones and spring ahead. I am not looking forward to getting up at 3 which is really 2 to get to the airport on time and then lose two more hours in flight.

That said, I wonder how many people can hunt before work because of the time change? I say set it and forget it. I hate when it gets dark at 4:30 and I love sleeping in.

From: Duke
10-Mar-18
Makes no difference to me which way it stays so long as it doesn’t go back forth... Messes with kids’ sleeping habits as well as my hunting habits! For this jobs that require light, make the adjustment internally with the business?!

From: JTV
10-Mar-18
I hate the time changes ... spring ahead, fall back ... tosses my well tuned biorhythms off .. got to move it ahead tonight ...... I wish they'd just leave it at DST ...

10-Mar-18
I agree with many. I don’t care which one stays, just quit changing the damn thing twice a year.

From: SaltyB
10-Mar-18
I agree wholeheartedly with Pat. Early-season I hunt quite a bit after work. As soon as that time change kicks in my weekday hunts are done. Ticks me off every year.

From: Sling Shot
10-Mar-18
When we had our business I had about 20 clocks to change twice a year. It just doesn't make any sense. Get rid of standard time and leave it. That gives the guys still working to get out and hunt.

From: PECO
10-Mar-18
I do not like getting up early, and I like the extra "hour" of light in the evening. I hated DST when I was working. I still hate it now that I'm retired.

From: TheTone
10-Mar-18
Its time has past. Pick one system, I don't care which, and leave it alone.

10-Mar-18
I absolutely love when we fall back an hour in the fall which means we get done hunting at a decent hour.

From: stjohnh4
10-Mar-18
I would prefer to have the extra hour of light in the evening (All year long). I like to get into my hunting stand well before daybreak anyway. Plus the added 60 minutes of daylight at the end of the day only adds to my hunting pleasure. I have passed on shooting lots of game here on the US east coast simply because of the earlier twilight.

From: LKH
10-Mar-18
Do you mean Daylight Saving Time?? Just found out that it's not like a bank account. I'm a slow learner.

From: HDE
10-Mar-18
Drop it like a bad habit.

From: BOWUNTR
10-Mar-18

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From: MarkU
10-Mar-18
DST year round. You soft shell retirees that can't handle getting up early and the longer day, reschedule your shuffle board and bingo games so you won't be so tuckered out two hours before the sun goes down. Don't forget that some day you won't have the option of getting up early.

10-Mar-18
Every fall it throws the deer off when the time changes.

As far as hunting goes, I like when dark comes earlier at the end of daylight savings time.

Otherwise, I don’t mind the change.

10-Mar-18
I would prefer longer days.....does anyone really like driving home from work (day shift) in the dark?

From: Redheadtwo
10-Mar-18
I detest the getting dark at 1700-1730 with no light outside in the evening. Dang power bill goes up during winter time. Needs to stop changing the time twice a year.

10-Mar-18
Jaq yeah seems to be some confusion.

From: Hood ©
10-Mar-18
I agree with midwest.

I think you might have it backwards. Spring Forward - Fall Back. In the spring you are waking up an hour earlier (start of DST). In the fall, you go back to standard time.

I don't like daylight savings time and don't see why it's necessary. As someone else mentioned, DST starts earlier and ends later than it used to. I would prefer to get rid of DST.

From: pappy
10-Mar-18
keep it as is

10-Mar-18
I hate it. It's even worse in AK... just a ridiculous time change.

From: dean j
10-Mar-18
Set the clocks forward 1/2 hour then leave them alone!

From: BOHNTR
10-Mar-18
Won't have to worry about when I move to AZ in a few months!

From: Buglmin
10-Mar-18
It doesn't bother me, never has. It's just one more thing for people to complain about. I do understand the part about not wanting kids to go to bus stops in the dark, been there, done that.

From: wyliecoyote
10-Mar-18
Personally, I like it the Arizona way....DST year round....plus for you who care...It is Daylight Saving Time...not Savings Time...I know, who cares !!

Joe

From: midwest
10-Mar-18
Arizona does not have DST year round. It has standard time year round.

From: PAOH
10-Mar-18
Dst year round

From: Bloodtrail
10-Mar-18
Let th kids go to school in the dark, adults can drive to work the dark as long as it stays light longer in the fall/winter. Tired of getting out of my tree at 4:15pm in Nov/Dec. in CT.

From: MuleyBum
10-Mar-18
I can remember when DST year around was tried back in the 70's during the energy crisis. I definitely preferred it and wish we could back to it.

10-Mar-18
I like it. most everyone who works outdoors likes it.

From: butcherboy
11-Mar-18
Here in the West there is very little getting off of work to go sit in a stand until it’s dark. We draw a hunt, we take time off work to hunt. Doesn’t matter when the sun comes up or goes down because we are out there hunting all day until our thenhunt closes. I prefer to stay on standard time like AZ and HI.

Also, DST was first introduced by Benjamin Franklin as a joke.

From: Huntcell
11-Mar-18
Whatever Pat wants is OK by me.

There finally,my first suckup thread response. one step closer to a Bowsite calendar or hat.

From: Ole Coyote
11-Mar-18
No offense but there are bigger things in my life than what time it is! I really don't care. The only time I look at a clock is if I have made appointment to meet someone. For I am always a couple of minutes early!! Just good manners.I amalways up at 4:00 am regardless of what time of year it is, If I sleep late it always seem to me that I have missed part of my day. Life is short always enjoy as much of it as you can.

From: Bowriter
11-Mar-18
I don't own a watch or a cell phone. But pick one, either one and stick with it. It messes up the wildlife. The owls get all confused about when to fire off.

From: JTV
11-Mar-18

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/03/10/daylight-saving-time-spring-ahead-not-this-year-not-this-guy.html

From: pav
11-Mar-18
I've lived in the same area all my life. Did not have to deal with DST until 2006. Did just fine without it for 45 years. Not a fan of switching the clocks twice per year. Don't have a DST button to reset my internal clock.

From: HDE
11-Mar-18
Oh yeah - love the time change thing during a hunt, because there is no time change. Stay on the time until after the hunt is over. Deer, elk, and oryx have no idea what time you have to wake up.

From: Trial153
11-Mar-18
DST for me

From: Cornpone
11-Mar-18
Or maybe be like Newfoundland...split the difference and leave it there.

From: BigStriper
11-Mar-18
Spring forward and leave it like that,won't have to get up an hour early to hunt in the morning and would be able to hunt after work.

Kurt

From: elk yinzer
11-Mar-18
DST year round.

From: Russell
11-Mar-18
I forgot all about it this am. Nearly missed my early am flt.

Nitestand clock auto adjusted and saved my butt.

From: Jaquomo
11-Mar-18
Not sure how it messes up wildlife... Is that because they're an hour late getting to the feeder because they can't change the time on their wristwatches?

11-Mar-18
I prefer DST year round.

From: Will
11-Mar-18
1.) Rock And Roll Chicken Alarm Clocks are pure evil. PURE EVIL. They should be obliterated with a maul until all that's left of their wretched form is dust. (My wife has one, I speak from experience...)

2.) I'm really fortunate to be self employed and able to make my own hours, so the time change is not to big a deal either way for me, BUT, I'd rather stick to the summer setting (standard - correct?). I like my sleep, so while I can hunt AM's or PM's that extra hour less sleep wears on me when things change. Pick one, and stick to it.

From: Jaquomo
11-Mar-18
Summer is "daylight saving time" in those states that change. There is more daylight later in the day for people to enjoy after they get off work or school.

From: Kevin
11-Mar-18
Personally, I detest DST. The older I get, the harder it is for me to adjust to the changes. I’m retired and over 60 so it doesn’t play much into my hunting. What it does do, is affect me physically. For whatever reason, I feel bad for about a week after each change. But I suppose I’m weird that way.

From: Orionbeme
11-Mar-18
We should make a permanent 1/2 hour change forward and leave it that way forever. That way we'd be on the same general clock setting as India, which is where most of our technical support comes from now.

From: BC
11-Mar-18
I guess I’d go with the extra light at days end. Especially since I’m about ready to retire. Clock will not impact as much.

From: stikbow208
11-Mar-18
I like DST and wish we had it all year.

From: X-Master
11-Mar-18
DST ALL YEAR LONG - SCRATCH IT OFF THE CALENDER IN NOV. AND JUST KEEP IT!!!!!!

From: T Mac
11-Mar-18
I love dst and extra daylight after work

From: mfg bowyer
11-Mar-18
DST & leave it.

From: Swampbuck
11-Mar-18
Everyone that likes more sun longer must work inside with a tie on cutting off the blood flow to their head.

From: John Horvers
11-Mar-18
Dump it,there exist no possible reason for it to exist anymore.

From: dirtclod Az.
11-Mar-18
I'm with StickFlicker cause I am dirtclod Az.!!!

From: Jaquomo
11-Mar-18
I'm also retired so it doesn't matter to me. But I still puzzle over why people who hunt close to home and hunt in the evenings after work or after school wouldn't want an extra hour of hunting (or fishing) on weekdays?

Seriously. The only valid argument I can see is the kids/school bus issue, and maybe that's validation enough to keep the semi-annual switch.

From: James
11-Mar-18
I say dump DST. I prefer Standard time especially in the middle of June when it breaks daylight about 4:30 am. I can get my chores done, eat breakfast, and go shopping if we can get those sporting goods stores and archery shops to open at 6am when I am ready to go shopping.

From: bigsevig
11-Mar-18
leave it the same year round. it always screws things up,stupid.

From: southbeagle
11-Mar-18
Thumbs down on DST! I hate and always have.

Deer hunters should be against DST for what it does to the deer herd. When the time changes the car/deer accidents go WAY up for several days until the deer adjust to the 'new morning rush hour'.

Deer are smart enough to avoid crossing roads at the peak traffic times and will time their crossing before or after. Changing the time of morning rush hour messes up their body clock, often permanently when they get hit by car.

From: 7mm08
11-Mar-18
Keep DST year round! I hate not having daylight to do much after work. Mornings don't matter to me since it is dark when I leave for work either way.

From: Snag
11-Mar-18
Always disliked clocks to begin with. Either hurrying cause you’re late or hanging around cause you’re too early. I like living by the sun and stars. But if you have to choose I’d stay with dst.

From: bentshaft
11-Mar-18
Daylight savings time!

From: Lone Eagle
11-Mar-18
DST year round.

From: Russ Koon
11-Mar-18
I've been complaining about it ever since Indiana went back to observing it twelve years ago.

Agree completely with the old Indian's assessment above, if not his spelling 8^)

Just another totally worthless solution to an imaginary problem, and one that is worse than the problem it was supposed to solve. If the school time starts too early for your kids to have daylight at the bus stop, take it up with the school board. My kid is 52 now and I'm real tired of switching the time on my watch, three house clocks, and two cars, so we can all play like it's some other time of day.

"Natural Time" would be Central Standard Time in Indiana. That would put the sun nearest to straight overhead at noon. IMO, we should go there and stay there! However, I'm good with whatever other ONE TIME everyone else decides to pretend it is, just leave it the heck alone year round!!

From: Canuck
11-Mar-18
DST all the time!!!!!

From: HDE
11-Mar-18
I'm not retired yet and it doesn't affect me either, it's everyone else I deal with on a daily basis caught up in it though ...

From: Wild Hog
11-Mar-18
It's just one more way for the government to show how much it cares about you. They constantly strive to find ways like this to make our lives more interesting. Can you trust them? Sure you can, just ask any Indian.

11-Mar-18
In fact, we should just put the whole world on the same time. No time zones, no changes, one worldwide time.

From: Rock
11-Mar-18
I say pick one or the other and stay with it all year long. Usually I am up around the same time every day (4:30 am) no matter what the time setting is. What I really hate is when it changes while I am hunting out of state (which means another time zone) as I have to adjust to 2 time changes. Many time I have left my clocks the same and just not worried about what "official" time it is.

From: billsbow
11-Mar-18
I always hated turning time back. When my kids was in school they wouldn't get home in time to hunt. I live in Pennsylvania and we only have 6 weeks of archery. That is the last week we have close to the rut. Kids could only hunt That Saturday or if they skipped school. LOL

From: JTV
11-Mar-18

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From: Hunterwife
11-Mar-18
I say do away with D.S.T.

From: Hunterwife
11-Mar-18
I say do away with D.S.T.

From: newt
11-Mar-18
DST - Thumbs Up!

From: uteangler
11-Mar-18
DST all year

From: Petcontain
11-Mar-18
Come fall lets fall back 1/2 hour and be done with it, seems like the best compromise.

From: Larry342516
11-Mar-18
I link the extra hour of daylight in the evening. Let's keep DST.

From: TEmbry
11-Mar-18
This topic is always humorous to me. It has to be the most debated topic in which guys argue against themselves. “I hate DST, I prefer to not wake up so early and get off work when it’s already dark”..... sooooo, you love DST then? Lol

I do agree with those arguing to leave it at DST year round. No reason to want darkness earlier in the evening, doesn’t make sense to me.

From: bigbuck
11-Mar-18
like the daylight later in the day,so keep DLS year round!!!

From: NvaGvUp
11-Mar-18
I say get rid of DST and do Standard Time all of the time.

From: Stix
11-Mar-18
I say we go off the clock completely!

From: Stix
11-Mar-18
Just kidding, pick one and stay with it.

From: Mpdh
11-Mar-18
If you think a time change affects wildlife, you’ve been watching too many Disney movies. Their habits change according to the amount of daylight, not what time it is.

From: Olink
11-Mar-18
DST year round please! I work in IT for an electric utility and you can't believe the amount of resources that are spent just to deal with the time changes. I'm sure costs a lot of other businesses a bunch too.

From: cnelk
11-Mar-18
I was just out for my evening walk and I saw 6 deer just before dark.

Trouble is, its an hour later today... Hmmmmm?

From: britfan
11-Mar-18
DST all year is just fine

From: Shiras
11-Mar-18
DST all year! Imagine living on the far eastern side of a time zone. I know places in Nebraska that have sunset at about 4 in the afternoon after the switch back to standard time. That would suck! Get up in the dark to go to work and dark when you get off. At least this way you could have a little light afterward.

From: elvspec
11-Mar-18
DST year round. I like waking up and heading to the office when it’s still dark not leaving it when it’s getting dark.

From: Pat C.
11-Mar-18
Drop it

From: BOX CALL
11-Mar-18
Its like jet lag.I compensated today with a couple of power naps.that always helps.

From: Let's Go
11-Mar-18
Here in the north east (Massachusetts, New England) most of the states are trying to move over to Atlantic Standard Time. This would allow us to keep the Daylight Savings hours with out a clock change. Let's Go

From: Wood
12-Mar-18
All I know is it sucks here when standard time kicks back in and it's dark at 4 PM

From: Greg Kush
12-Mar-18

Greg Kush's Link
I would be all for DST all the time. Heck, the changing back to standard time in November is a big reason I wrote the lyrics to the "November Sneak" song that my son then wrote music for and sang. (Click the link if you have never viewed the Nebraska Bowhunters Association video that uses the song.) It is almost impossible to hunt after work unless you can get out of work early, get partially geared up at stoplights, and then pretty much run to the stand. That extra hour would make it possible to at least get a quick hunt in after work during the best part of deer season if DST was in effect year round.

From: bigdog21
12-Mar-18
Ds i like to hunt after work. when we set the clocks back there seems to never be enough time in the day

From: bigdog21
12-Mar-18
Ds i like to hunt after work. when we set the clocks back there seems to never be enough time in the day

From: Tonybear61
12-Mar-18
Great grandpa used to say you White people (city people if you want PC) are silly must look at watch to see if hungry.

Yep he was a farmer, hunter, and Native American mixed blood.

From: GotBowAz
12-Mar-18
Being originally from Michigan I have always hated the time changes back and forth. even as a kid going to school. rather go in the dark, come home with more daylight but even so, its hard on the body to make the time switch for about a week. Sense I moved to Az I love that is stays the same time all year around. I say pick a time and leave it year round.

From: deerslayer
12-Mar-18
I prefer standard. and as for hunting I'm more of a morning person and prefer to hunt mornings until it's cool/cold enough down south here in La. to sit all day or to hunt both. I know there's some that maybe can make a hunt in the afternoon after work and it puts a damper on those guys. I can't hunt in the afternoons unless I take time off. so I say set it one way or the other but just quite changing it. that's BS if I had to vote I'd say standard time for me!

From: Ladyhunter
12-Mar-18
I personally struggle with the time change. I vote to leave it set on DST. It's an antiquated practice, it no longer makes sense.

From: butcherboy
12-Mar-18
If we went with DST all year then we would still be on different times than AZ, HI, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, etc. I’ve been trying to get my son up and ready for school for the past hour now. My next resort is a cup of cold water over his head. It was hard to get him to go to bed last night as well as his sisters. Longer daylight in the evening stinks!

12-Mar-18
If you work outdoors, the extra hours in the evening are nice when it’s cold. It takes time to get equipment started and warmed up. You loose a couple hours every morning of productivity during the cold months. It puts you tending house duties in the dark every evening. Be nice to be able to do that without a headlamp for 3-4 months of the year. That daylight after work is really nice. Plus it leaves time for quick hunts after work some days. I too can’t imagine why no one would want that. God Bless men

From: 12yards
12-Mar-18
I don't like the fall change. Then I have no time to hunt after work. I also hate the spring change because I'm getting used to waking up when it's kind of light, and then all of a sudden I am waking up an hour before light again. Screws me up for awhile, like jet lag.

From: grubby
12-Mar-18
we don't get much daylight here period, in the winter I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark, not much different for the kids. Its not so bad now since my phone adjusts for me, I don't have to think about it as much.

From: dizzydctr
12-Mar-18
I'm conflicted. I like the extra hour in the evening to get chores done after work. However, I still have a day job and like to turkey hunt before work in the spring. With daylight saving time I only have 30 minutes to an hour at the most at daylight to hunt before I have to leave the woods to hunt. I would like to have standard time here in Alabama from March 15 until May 1. I can live with and even enjoy daylight savings time the remainder of the year.

From: LINK
12-Mar-18
I don’t care which time it is just don’t change it twice a year.

From: eddie c
12-Mar-18
the only people it affects are the ones that have to plan their day by the clock. I remember visiting my grandparents when I was a kid. Pepaw got up with the rooster and went to bed 30 minutes after the sunset year around. his TV would only pick up one channel and then it was mostly snow so it never was turned on. it didn't matter what time it was. sun was up and out, work to be done. if you're in a position to be able to hunt after work, count your blessings. I have too much family matters to attend to and too far to drive to make it worthwhile.

From: BaldingEagle
12-Mar-18
Abolish the change. Keep the standard that has the sun setting later in the day.

From: HDE
12-Mar-18
Everyone has to plan according to the clock at some point.

That's the only thing that keeps this stupid time change thing happening.

From: Jaquomo
12-Mar-18
I got up at 7:30 instead of 6:30 this morning. Tonight I will fish until 7:30 p.m. instead of 6:30.

From: 12yards
12-Mar-18
Living the dream Jaquomo!

12-Mar-18
Lou, I’m envious.

From: ARROW
12-Mar-18
Do away with it. I have not talked to one blue collar person who likes it. Something that was forced on us by our politicians here in Indiana not to long ago that know what is best for us. So much for being a representative government.

From: deer tracker
12-Mar-18
I don't think it serves a great purpose anymore.

From: Brotsky
12-Mar-18
Time stands still for no man.....roll with the punches!

From: BOWNUT
12-Mar-18
DST Year round. I work from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM all week. From December to the end of February its dark when I leave and dark when I get home. Afternoon hunts are over when it hits and it then screws up the weekends with it being the only time to do yard work that I could do after work like I do in the summer time.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
12-Mar-18
Brotsky X2! Plenty of things to get worked up about but does this really need to be one of them? Roll with it people.

From: Helgermite
12-Mar-18
DST permanently for me. The change twice a year is worse than either staying fixed.

From: Swampbuck
12-Mar-18
Lou, you do know fish still bite after dark right? Lol

From: HDE
12-Mar-18
Actually, since you move ahead one hour, the Earth's rotation is increased to catch up changing the currents in oceans and lakes. Rivers also change flow depending on what side of the continental divide they are on which will also change current flow.

This will either greatly improve or make worse fishing conditions. It also affects the distance you can cast depending on if you are throwing with the rotation or against it.

From: Stoneman
12-Mar-18
If there is any $ tied to it you can be sure it will not change... (he who has the money, makes the rules) My vote is to pick one and make it so. The back and forth is a pita, but only for a few days.

From: Mpdh
12-Mar-18
Humans are the only species affected by a time change. Planet earth, and all wildlife no nothing about it. The earths rotation does not change just because somebody decided it needs to be 6:00 when it used to be 5:00.

From: Shoe
12-Mar-18
With all of the safety concerns for our school children these days, I wish the time would spring ahead either in April or May. There are a lot of kids walking and or getting on the bus in the dark now. As far as hunting that is not until Fall anyway. Since I am retired I would be ok just being on the regular old time and forget the changing of the clock.

From: Old School
12-Mar-18
I spend several months prior to and during the October hunt. Get accustomed to the time patterns of the deer. It takes me at least two weeks to readjust to the time change. Remember we are the only ones changing the time. The critters don't know the difference. Abolish the DST change.

From: butcherboy
13-Mar-18
Mpdh, I really hope you got the joke a few posts ahead of yours and don’t actually think someone believes the Earth’s rotation changes! LOL

From: TrapperKayak
13-Mar-18
What I really wish they would do is FALL FORWARD, instead of FALL BACK, SPRING FORWARD. From where we are right now (in EDT), I'd like to set the clocks an hour forward in the fall so I can still have daylight after work to do stuff outside - like shovel the snow and bring in the firewood, etc. after work instead of doing it all in the dark. It sucks, and who the heck cares if it is dark in the morning when I go to work anyway - I sure don't.

From: smokey
13-Mar-18
I am retired, not a problem with me.

From: APauls
13-Mar-18
I've literally never heard of a single person that was in favour of the time changes. I've heard against, and I've heard neutral, but I've never heard "for." Disclaimer I only read about the first 20-30 posts. But it's crazy

From: jdee
13-Mar-18
DST all year

From: bzb_1
13-Mar-18
I look forward to each time change...I work 12 hour shifts which results in only 14 days a month...I have ample time to plan my hunts accordingly. I have small children at home and when the time changes in the fall I can make it home well before their bed time. In the spring I enjoy the time change making daylight longer. Just my .2 but leave it alone.

From: SILVERADO
13-Mar-18
I like just the way it is. I hunt many backyard spots and the people movement definitely adversely affects my deer movement, i can’t wait for the dst it gives me another hour in the am before people start getting up and moving about, kids at school buses, dogs being let out etc. The shorter time in the afternoon gets me home earlier to enjoy dinner with the family.

From: Mpdh
13-Mar-18
Butcherboy, I sure hope it was a joke, but you never know!

From: Jaquomo
13-Mar-18
Swampbuck, I've heard rumors fish bite after dark, yessir. But not when nymphing with size 22 midges... Its just about walleye time now though, and after dark works well on either MST or MDT. :)

From: TrapperKayak
13-Mar-18
Size 22 midges...like trying to tie an imitation speck of pepper... :)

From: Bugle-up
14-Mar-18
I think preference is often a matter of whether one lives on the eastern edge of the time zone or the western edge. I live on the eastern edge and appreciate DST for the extra light in the evening and not having to get up quite so early in the morning to hunt so would like to see it stay on DST year 'round. For those on the western edge of the time zone, it stays dark an awful long time in the morning in the spring and stays light too late in the evening (10 pm) in the summer.

From: Snakebit
16-Mar-18
Someone mentioned the time change upsetting the deers habits. Hmmm, deer don’t have watches. Daybreak is still daybreak. For us hunters keep the dst just for the sake of common sense.

From: Snakebit
16-Mar-18
Someone mentioned the time change upsetting the deers habits. Hmmm, deer don’t have watches. Daybreak is still daybreak. For us hunters keep the dst just for the sake of common sense.

From: coach
20-Mar-18
I don't really think the deer pay much attention to it. I just hunt as much as I can. Might be nice to have that extra hour in the evening after work though.

From: elkmtngear
20-Mar-18
I love the "Spring Forward"...hate the "Fall Back" !

From: Brian M.
20-Mar-18
I love hunting mornings on days off, but would rather get up at 5am to be in stand for sunrise, not 4am. And then in the evening be able to hunt after work for the extra hour. I work first shift, so I don't care if the sun comes up well after I'm at work at 6am. So, DST I think, if that's what it is now.

From: Jim
28-Mar-18
DST for me.

29-Mar-18
I prefer straight DST. Retired now so it really shouldn't make a difference to me at all.

From: gluetrap
30-Mar-18
daylight savings time all year long...ron

04-Apr-18
DST all year is my preference, and if anything when the days get short make it 2 hrs different from std time so you still have some daylight after work in the winter. I deal with the early November problem by taking a week of vacation.

From: song dog
11-Apr-18
I live in Arizona where we don't share day light savings. When will we learn to leave well enough alone? Someone else allows the sun to rise and set. What gives us the right to set it to a time and change it at our whim. If it's not broke don't mess with it, KISS.

From: Ziek
11-Apr-18
Everyone should be on GMT. Then we could stop computing what time it is where. Each area could then set their own work/school day based on the lighting conditions they prefer. Failing that - pick a time and leave it alone! I prefer noon to be when the sun is most nearly overhead. Easier to tell the time without a watch that way.

18-Apr-18
Deer don't notice because there is no natural change, only humans have a time structure. It could stay Daylight Savings Time year round as far as i'm concerned. That said, I'm 72 and have been putting up with it for over sixty years of hunting, so I really don't see it as a bother to hunters.

From: Schmitty78
03-May-18
I work outside so I’m all for the time change! If it didn’t change we couldn’t see to work until well after 8 in the winter and we like to get to pouring concrete no later than 7

From: Arcobsessed
25-Jun-18
DST all the way for me. I live in Northeastern Ontario where it gets dark at 4:30 pm in December, when we're on standard time. It's like being in a tomb. That extra hour at night would do marvels for the spirit!

From: wolfdog
10-Jul-18
Stay with one or the other

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