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10-23-2013 07:57 PM
rmsteve
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Originally Posted by Sportdog View Post
Snob sportsman. Fly fisherman look down their noses at walleye fisherman who look down their noses at bass fisherman who look down their noses at bluegill fisherman. Traditional bow hunters look down their noses at compound bow hunters who look down their noses at crossbow hunters who look down at muzzleloader hunters who look down at rifle hunters. And so it goes. If what the other guy is doing is legal and you don't like it, too bad. As my wife likes to put it "stay on your own railroad!"
Couldn't agree with that statement more. I use them all and always roll my eyes when one of the old boys up here hunting with a 30.06 knocks crossbows like they shouldn't be allowed, give me a break.
10-23-2013 03:36 PM
suntracker
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Originally Posted by Suzuki View Post
Your right. It comes down to herd mgt and they are mis-managing the herds around here.
The Wi and Mn DNR adhere to the scorched earth policy.

kill the woofs and watch deer and moose populations rebound. No different than out west with the woof debacle and all the elk being eradicated. Idaho it is 35 bucks each for a nr tag I am going to help the elk out there this winter
10-23-2013 09:19 AM
hnd
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Originally Posted by mk cant log in View Post
One man's special hunting quarry is another man's long-legged rodent.
sum's it up right there.
10-23-2013 09:00 AM
Suzuki Your right. It comes down to herd mgt and they are mis-managing the herds around here.
The Wi and Mn DNR adhere to the scorched earth policy.
10-23-2013 08:55 AM
mk cant log in Ahhhh, ethics arguments.

It always comes down to "my ethics can beat up your ethics...". Just like the holier than thou types that try to tell people that keeping certain legal fish is "unethical".

I'll probably burn in sportsman's h&ll according to the Hunters Bible thumpers. I've shot deer (won't call it "hunting") from the back of a pickup truck, at night, with spotlights, and high powered rifles .... all with the encouragement of the local CO. In some places around this state deer are as common as cockroaches and just as welcome. I know farmers that carry AK-47s in their combines just to thin the herds that decimate their crops, and its legal. They have depredation permits from the DNR to kill up to 25 or more deer by any means necessary or desired. The DNR wants them killed and they pretty much don't care how it accomplished.

Ethical? I'm sure it isn't according to some people. But if they feel that way, they shouldn't participate. One man's special hunting quarry is another man's long-legged rodent.

Its about herd reduction. Its also a freezer full of meat for free and meat for the local food pantry.

I usually hunt the more traditional and commonly-accepted-as-legal way.

However, the occasional night shoot with the local farmer to fill the freezer has its rewards.
10-22-2013 09:11 PM
Wade B AKA: Ruger2506
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Originally Posted by eriksat1 View Post
That's just the way it is here, thick woods with some big bucks hiding in there, you sit quiet in a stand and wait. I'm not driving umpteen miles to hunt out west. I hunt within 10 miles of my house. I gues guys from out west just don't understand how we hunt here, being sneaky quiet and scent free is a must.
Erik, I know what you are saying. One of the many reasons I quit hunting in Northern MN. I still own the deer camp, so I obviously go every year. Maybe once my son is old enough I will find the desire to sit in a tree again. Until then it just isn't for me. And walking just moves deer to the tree sitters.

So, it is Western US hunting for me.
10-22-2013 09:08 PM
Wade B AKA: Ruger2506
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Originally Posted by The Big Papa View Post
Wade,

Maybe you can publish your book on hunting ethics. Just so we all know what is acceptable, in your mind, and what isn't. You seem to be quite a judge of ethics here, so I'd like to see your complete list. Me, I shoot many, many, many rounds a year.
I figure since Pope and Young and Boone and Crocket won't recognize certain harvested animals for various reasons. That is a good place to start to look for ethical vs. not ethical.
10-22-2013 04:45 PM
suntracker spot and stalk whitetails on the prairie and you have a challenge with a bow. not a tree in sight and they can see and smell you for miles
10-22-2013 03:50 PM
eriksat1 That's just the way it is here, thick woods with some big bucks hiding in there, you sit quiet in a stand and wait. I'm not driving umpteen miles to hunt out west. I hunt within 10 miles of my house. I gues guys from out west just don't understand how we hunt here, being sneaky quiet and scent free is a must.
10-22-2013 03:42 PM
suntracker
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Originally Posted by eriksat1 View Post
I would like to see you spot and stalk in the woods around me, you are lucky to get a clear 75 yrd shot. I have probably shot most of my deer at less than 50 yards.
if that's how I had to deer hunt I would have quit long ago with a rifle. if its under 50yds I better have a bow in my hand
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