Check out this editorial:
Former commissioner questions legalization of the atlatl
We have solid research by Responsive Management, Cornell University, Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Game Commission that shows Pennsylvania enjoys 82 to 85 percent of the public in support of hunting. No other state bordering us has that kind of support. This support ranges from the most avid sportsman to the majority of folks who say, ‘I don’t hunt. I don’t care to hunt, but I don’t care if you hunt.’ That latter degree of support is fragile but vital to being able to sustain our rights and privileges to hunt in an ever-changing value system. That is a system in which conflicts are settled in the judicial or political arenas, and numbers count. Keep in mind that we hunters are outnumbered approximately 11 to 1.
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However, convincing the public that this prehistoric weapon, in the hands of most hunters, is capable of making the so-called clean, humane kill appears to be an issue that is going to contribute to the support erosion factor and possibly another nail in the coffin for hunters in general. Is this one of those cases where sportsmen could gain a little and lose a lot?
I can think of a lot of other issues that are much more important to Pennsylvania hunters and non-hunters: Sunday hunting; the liberal seasons; dwindling deer herd and habitat; and private land owner liability.
UPDATE: Check out this entertaining video.