Situation Ethics - Would You Take The Shot?

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  1. Westfinger

    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    1. No, the law and my ethics are pretty clear in this situation.

    2. If it falls 10 yards over the line I'm going in. Against the law? Yes. However not against my ethics and if I'm caught. I'll cough up the $500 and sleep like a baby. If it runs off, I'm going to get the CO and landowner involved. I wouldn't feel right sneaking around looking for it.
     
  2. w33kender

    w33kender Die Hard Bowhunter

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    No to both. I know where my ethics/morals are weakest to temptation and a four-legged deer isn't in that category.
     
  3. Tony

    Tony Legendary Woodsman

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    So you would let the deer rot 10 yards from the fence?


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    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    1. Yes!


    2. Yes!


    Whack em and stack em
     
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    greatwhitehunter3 Grizzled Veteran

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    No. Yes.

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    mikido Weekend Warrior

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    Yes to
    Both
     
  7. Pine tops

    Pine tops Weekend Warrior

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    Not the best answer but I don't see myself in that situation. I think if I was out west where you can be hit with trophy fees it would be no to both.
     
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    No to 1
    I did 2.
    Wont again without asking.
    Luckily we were able to settle it like adults an no legal action was taken.
     
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    Onetrakryder Weekend Warrior

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    Hunting the edge is hunting the land where you don't belong with a bow. I wouldn't be there so it wouldn't happen to me quite like this. If I did hit a deer that went just onto property where I know I don't belong and the CO is a buddy of the landowner and a guy I knew wouldn't help I'd go over his head or contact another local law enforcer to be a witness at least.
     

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