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.
Again, not a valid comparison, in my opinion. With turkeys, you are typically shooting a very tight pattern and trying to place that lattern similar to a rifle shot.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:My point is other than waterfowl and gouse people do not seem to care either way.
To this I'd add all upland birds, but I'm sure you'd agree. That's why it's called wingshooting.
Kasilofchrisn wrote:A running squirrell sure is more sporting but they are often shot while standing still as well.
With squirrells, at least with me, it's about stalking and positioning. Again, a bit of a difference in method
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.
Too close and you've got duckburger. And while second shots are sometimes necessary, in my experience, the necessity for a second shot under these circumstances is too great.
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.
I agree. Like I said, if you want to shoot them on the water, have at it. I won't and I won't hunt with anyone who does. Just my choice.
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.
There are extremes on both sides of the coin. Neither is acceptabe, in my opinion.