Feathers wrote:That is interesting. I have a hard time believing they created them to force people to go pick up every dead bird that is laying right in front of you immediately after killing it. I also have a hard time seeing how it is unethical.
Not sure if this entire post was directed at me, but I never said leaving a bird dead in your deeks was unethical. A better point to this discussion would be that the "good book" leaves room for interpretation....so, my advice would be, get to know your CO and ask him that direct question....because even as we debate this, there are differing opinions...so to, will be differing opinions with each CO you encounter. As far as arguing the point in court...it's your word against a CO...who do you think is going to win that one?
Toward hillbilly's point...if you are hunting in your own state, that would be a great recourse....when you are out of state, it's cheaper just to pay the fine and be done with it, than trying to take time off work, travel, and fight the ticket in court. The CO's know this, and love nailing out of staters....law of averages tells them the fine will be paid, no questions asked.