I think with any organization you have to look at the larger picture. I am a member of the NRA. DO I agree with all their views? NO!! But I am a member and I do support them because they oppose the people who want to take away my rights to do what I love, that is hunt and participate in the shooting sports.
Now, I am a member and County representative for New York Bowhunters, INC. Do I agree with all their views? NO!! As I mentioned above, there are always some internal debates going on that I don't agree with, like the never ending crossbow debate here in NY, etc. However, myself and other representatives and officers of this organization are out there all the time working to support bowhunters and bowhunter's rights. We are at the state meetings, we call the papers, we call our congressman and women, we organize youth programs and teach bowhunter safety. We are doing what is needed to be done to protect our sport, so that our children can continue to do what we love so much.
Let me tell you, and I can probably speak for most state bowhunting organizations here, New York Bowhunters is the ONLY organization in NY that stands up for bowhutners. If you are not supporting your local and state organizations because of differences in opinions you have on certain issues, or becasue you dislike certain members etc, then you should either JOIN and help to change people's minds, or you should start your own organization and work to protect the sport. Its easy to sit back and complain. Thankfully, I work with dedicated bowhunters every day, people who make tremendous personal sacrifices to help our sport. These men and women are able to see the forest through the trees, and they know what has to be done to protect the sport we love.