I thought it might be good for all of us to share our response to LBL and try to send a common sounding statement to those in charge. Here is the email address i used: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' To whom it may concern: I am 48 years old live 4 hours away and have made one to two trips to the LBL area since I was 10 years old. This means that is at least 38 motel rooms rented, 38 tanks of gas, permit fees, restaurant bills paid etc etc. I know my annual contribution to the local economy isn?t much in the grand scheme of things but I also anticipate that I am not the only one who has this type of testimony. Why have I taken this trek religiously over almost 4 decades? To hunt the whitetail deer on LBL. Now what I listed above is the minimum, being the CFO of a bank I tend to lean to the conservative side. Just last year myself and 8 other individuals of my immediate family spent two weeks using the LBL facilities in late October and the middle of November. We rented 2 cabins at the Kenlake State Park in November, campsite at Wranglers in October. Dined at Kenlake and in Murray. Traveled to Grand Rivers and visited Patti?s, again none of this happens if not for the quota hunts and bonus tags. We already had planned this year?s October trip and were going to reserve a cabin at Wranglers. After the regulation change, which I know is needed, none of the above is going to happen. Again I doubt I am the only one to have this testimony as well. Now don?t get me wrong I too see a decline in the deer herd on LBL. I have seen it have ups and downs before. What I have noticed since the TVA is no longer in charge of management is a change in the management practices. Those changes are what have caused the decline in the deer herd. Now maybe that is this groups goal, if so mission accomplished. I sincerely though that a balance can be found between groups. I am not going to say that my wants are any more important than those of another groups. Such as the horse community, the off-road ATV community, the naturalist, the colleges that use it to enhance research and their educations, wildlife restorations etc. See I, over the last 4 decades have seen all of these in action. Please I am asking that you let the wildlife biologists implement some practices that will protect my use of this natural resource as well. Not just to a select few. But if not I guess my grand kids will never know of LBL, Murray, Aurora, Benton or Grand Rivers and a legacy will be lost.