Hmmmm. I am in an awkward situation being I moderate this forum. Lets just say my true feelings will not be expressed if indeed these birds were jump shot, go to NoDak Outdoors(sister sight of DHC) if you really want to know my opinion on jumping snows. Or on the ethics, see the Refuge on the main forum right now.
That being said, I am going to point out that from 1st appearances, they did nothing illegal. It is legal to sneak Snows in most states.
As for Snowfungals 1st post:
1) In my personal experience, I concur.
2) I disagree, ever hear of the expression "hang 'em high"? Just like the principle of dry aging beef for 30 days, you can also age fowl. I do it all the time, they are not spoiled if it is cool even out side. BTW, supposedly they cleaned them at a rate of 20 per man hour as I recall.
3) good point.
4) I disgree, the purpose of the spring season is to indeed thin the Snows population. Remember the USFWS has allowed an extenede seaon, the use of no plugs, elect calls, liberal limits. I do not agree on their no limits, and elect calls decision , but it is none the less allowable.
I think you are talking ethics VS the legallity. I personally agree they are braggerts, and are in poor form, and yes I bet it'll happen again, unfortunately.
Lastly, Snowfungal, I hope you stop in more often, as we need good iexperienced hunters on Snow hunting here at DHC