Kasilofchrisn wrote:I also wonder do you yell at your deer so they take off running before you shoot at them?
That's the least they deserve! Give the deer some respect and a fighting chance!
Same thing with rabbits,squirrels,elk,mule deer,turkey etc.etc.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:OK Frank what about Turkeys then. Often hunted with shotguns with birdshot.
We don't have them where I hunt but when I watch them on the outdoor channel they never jump up and try to get the turkey to fly off before shooting.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:My point is other than waterfowl and gouse people do not seem to care either way.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:A running squirrell sure is more sporting but they are often shot while standing still as well.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:I get your point about the kill zone being under water or covered better when they are sitting. Still if you wait until they swim close enough they are still dead as ever. Or you shoot a second time to finnish them off.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:My opinion is each hunter and his hunting partners should decide for themselves before the hunt what their plan is. Whether to shoot only on the fly or on the water as well.
Both are 100% legal. Both put meat on the table.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:Like I said before I much prefer people shoot them on the water when they are within range than skybusting and wounding them.
Perchjerk wrote:How bout yall dont worry about what I do, within the law, while I'm hunting and I wont worry about what you do either....
Seriously, if someone shoots a duck legally then whether or not it's in good "sportsmanship" is just an opinion of another hunter who isn't minding their own business.
Perchjerk wrote:I'm well aware of what the op asked and my comment wasn't directed at him. Its directed at the junior wardens who pass judgement on people that hunt differently than they do especially when no law has been broken. If u don't like to shoot ducks on the water cool but don't put down someone else if they choose too ( not implying you sooner, just in general). All I'm saying.
sooner737 wrote: If your hunting for your families survival then i have no problem taking game by any means necessary.
Frank Lopez wrote:sooner737 wrote: If your hunting for your families survival then i have no problem taking game by any means necessary.
i think this is part of the issue. If one is truly subsistance hunting, then yes, by all means, shoot them however you please. But, I have a very difficult time believing that anyone has to subsistance hunt in this day and age, even with the present economy. If you sit down and add up all the costs to go hunting, it's really a lot less expensive to visit the local supermarket. Plus, if you have to subsistance hunt, the implication is that you're in very dire financial straits, so what are you doing on the internet? How do you afford a computer or ISP fees?
People like to hid behind this mantra and use this as an excuse (where none should be required.) Sorry, I'm just not buying the subsistance angle.
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