Originally Posted by wmi
I have a thought. HOW can you be a good caretaker of the sport of hunting when you don't know how to HUNT but just bait? How can you be ethical and stand with your head high when all you really want to do is find a short cut to success? There are many people in the world looking to achieve success. You have doer's and dreamers. There are no short cuts to success much the same as there are no short cuts to becoming a good hunter. Most of us have jobs, families and responsibilities. HMMMMM? Just a thought.
While I agree with the gist of what you are saying wmi I disagree with your idea of ethical hunting. I have said it before on this web site and I will say it again. Just because someone else does something we may never do or something we don't agree with does not make it unethical.
If a hunter legaly harvest game in his state how they do it is of no concern to me. I believe we as hunters do ourselves and other hunters a great dis-service when we call another hunters actions unethical when you have no standing to do so except your personal opinion about what it is they did.
You and me would never hunt over a pile of corn but if someone else can do it legaly then I don't think it is anyones business but that hunters. All we do is ad fodder to the anti-hunting groups when we call them unethical. You can not have an unethical act without a previously agreed ethical standard to go by.
Your or my opinion does not make it unethical it is only our opinion.