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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Is it ethical to hunt coyotes and not to sell the pelts? I shoot alot of them and I do not skin them to sell the pelts. Does this make it unethical or is it o.k. ? I like to be a sounding board so let me here everyones thought's good or bad.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 03:39 PM
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Shoot all those rats you can, in fact, head to PA and shoot some there.
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I agree but I' m asking your thoughts , if we aren't harvesting for meat or pelt than what is considered ? Believe me I've shot quite a few but one of my kids asked me that same question this fall. I could only compare it to shooting chucks or praire dogs.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 06:06 PM
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hunting is a management tool, along with other things, and with all the work done to build turkey pops and deer pops the predator pop has also grown. so there are other reasons to shoot, other than for food. i call it pest control just like woodchucks or setting a mouse trap. I don't do anything with them after shooting them. maybe if i were spending a bunch of time purposely hunting them i would do the pelt thing but i prefer to shoot them in the summer when they cut hay.
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That's a good question, and it's one where the whole idea of ethics gets defined. It's sort of like what YOU see in the mirror as opposed to what other people see when they look at you. Not simply a question of legal/illegal or the difference between getting away with something or getting caught. Laws can be enforced, ethics can not. So, the bottom line here is how do you feel about killing those coyotes and not using the pelts? For me, I can't justify killing an animal and not utilizing it in some way, but I have absolutely nothing against anyone else doing so, as long as it's legal and done in a way that's respectful to the animal... even if it is a coyote or other "varmint", it should still be killed quickly and humanely.
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My opinion, knockout as many of those things as you can. If you want to get a hide tanned or a mount done you can and they do make good looking decoration.
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What do you do with it after its dead? Leave it , throw it in the trees, bury it ? Land owners dont like finding dead animals on there property. All things to ponder on guess. What is ethical or proper . Thats the question and what do we teach our kids, while trying to be good role models but still being honest.
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leave on on the ground here and its gone over night. other coyotes eat them up
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Same as hogs....... When is the best time to go Coyote hunting? When you see em.
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