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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-30-2007, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Which deer would you shoot?

Here's another question on the subject of hunting ethics that illustrates the difference between what might be legal as opposed to what might be the ethical thing to do. Here's the setup: You're hunting alone when you hear shots beng fired. A few minutes later you see deer running through the brush toward your stand. The deer don't see or smell you. You notice one is a really nice buck; the other is a spike with a broken (shot) front shoulder. From your stand, you can easily shoot either of them as they are both standing broadside at about the same distance from you. You can only shoot one as that is the limit in your state. Legally, you can shoot either. Which deer would you shoot and why?

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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-30-2007, 06:52 PM
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im gonn shoot the unijured buck.dont matter what the antlers .the guy who shot the wounded deer is (hopefully) gonna come blood trailing.i"ll drop mine on the spotand be gone by the time he comes blood trailing

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Id shoot the uninjured buck also cuase the guy who shot the spike is gonna come and that deer aint goin no where far with a broken shoulder and with an injury im mean literally you could probly chase it down and beat it with a base ball bat and its gonna die soon any ways so id take the challenge

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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-30-2007, 08:46 PM
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I believe the injured buck should be shot. No animal should be allowed to suffer when a quick clean shot can be taken. There would be no way a shoulder shot buck might be quickly found by the origional hunter. I would rather violate the law by shooting the buck and giving it to the hunter who fired the first shot. If he didn't show up I would tag it and go home. You can't eat horns and I don't have them mounted anymore so meat is meat. Just my view.
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Id shoot the uninjured buck also cuase the guy who shot the spike is gonna come and that deer aint goin no where far with a broken shoulder and with an injury im mean literally you could probly chase it down and beat it with a base ball bat and its gonna die soon any ways so id take the challenge
do you cary baseball bats with you on every hunting trip or just when durin the world series?
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oh oh no omg my little bro got on here id shoot the injured buck no deer deserves too suffer id use my last tag for that deer but eww my little bro is crazy im a go change the password finder code up grrrr srry bout that guys

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I believe the injured buck should be shot. No animal should be allowed to suffer when a quick clean shot can be taken. There would be no way a shoulder shot buck might be quickly found by the origional hunter. I would rather violate the law by shooting the buck and giving it to the hunter who fired the first shot. If he didn't show up I would tag it and go home. You can't eat horns and I don't have them mounted anymore so meat is meat. Just my view.

I'm with HuntingMan on this one. But I hope I'll never be presented with a situation like that.
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yes thats true srry for my little bros behavior

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i would like to hear from the rest and how bout you onehorse ?what would you do?

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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Without hesitation or second thoughts, I would Down the wounded spike..
why let him suffer longer.. surely not for larger antlers.

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Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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