I have hunted in a few different places around the country over the past few years, and I've noticed that every region has their own style of hunting. While going to different places, Ive heard all sorts of things that seem unsportsmanlike to me. Ive heard of people shooting deer at night. Ive seen people shoot deer out of a truck. Ive seen people shoot deer with silencers. Ive seen people shoot deer over large corn piles. Ive seen people shoot bedded deer, roosted turkeys etc. I know people who shoot after legal shooting light because they can "see well enough". Ive heard of people using the moonlight or snow to "silhouette shoot a deer". Ive heard of people bending the rules in every which way. Ive heard of some things that are logical, and others that I can't even fathom. For instance, people say a food plot is the equivalent of a bait pile. I disagree but that's because baiting is illegal here in Illinois. Anyway, all of these stories I have heard and witnessed (some even being buddies), make me cringe when I think of how people abuse the sport. For me, the only fun way to hunt is the legal way. If you do things the wrong way, it seems like it takes away the challenge. Everything I have heard of people doing has raised questions of ethical vs unethical in my mind. Some of what I consider unethical is even legal. As hunters, where do we draw the line. When does hunting become shooting to out-do your buddies. I don't get it. What good is a pat on the back if you go against what is right. Baiting is legal in some states, and illegal in others. If you were to travel to a state where is is legal, do you adapt and bait too? Is hunting like that even fun? I guess what I'm asking is do you just read the rule book and stick to it, or are there things that may be legal that just aren't right?