The proposed changes are a big improvement, compared to what was originally proposed. No OTC NR tags, and No T-Tags, is a big step in the right direction. I don't support the change of the early ML either, from a Archery or ML hunter standpoint. IMO, it's much easier patterning bucks in early Sept, than early Oct. Maybe the weather isn't as nice but hey, that's hunting. I'd gladly trade the 1st two weeks of Oct. for the early ML season; if that was even an option.
The only hidden agenda I see though, is that even with NR tags being strictly Draw in 2008, they are still going to raise the NR quota's, not less than 10%, but not over 50%. And History has shown us that Hayden has almost always went for the max in regards to raising quota's, in his support of commercialization. So even though the proposed changes sound good, there are still some major bugs we need to work on still. And as long as Hayden is in office, there will always be a fight... Residents & Wildlife -vs- Hayden & Commercialization.
Just my .02