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#1285741 - 04/11/09 01:26 PM Would it be ethical to............................
Baxter83
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Shoot one off the roost? \:D I heard one gobbling on roost this morning and was moving in on him when I looked up and saw one roosted 30 yards from me. I waited for him to fly down (dangit!), but he landed behind a downed tree and literally disappeared. That one never gobbled the first time, but the one I was initially after sounded off a dozen times before he flew down. He might have been 50 yards from where I stumbled up on this one. Once they hit the ground they shut up and disappeared into thin air. This keeps happening to me.....
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#1285752 - 04/11/09 01:43 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: Baxter83]
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Ethical? That would depend on you. Some people say it is unethical, some say blast um. As long as it is legal and you're ok with it then for you it is ethical. That is how I see it.
JMO, Dan

Oh and it happens to me too. I always try to get too close. I have never shot one off the roost and I do try to call them down. I have shot one tom from a tree but it was at 10:00 am. I was slow walking a trail and seen something jump from one branch to another. It was a big ol tom at 30 yards. He froze, I shot, dead bird. Seemed ethical to me, I would have done the same if he was on the ground and I walked up on him.


Edited by medwc (04/11/09 08:37 PM)
Edit Reason: I think I was on crack the 1st try

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#1285821 - 04/11/09 03:06 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: medwc]
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I personally don't see any difference in it than walking up on one in a field.
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#1285932 - 04/11/09 04:39 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: ]
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Would you shoot a 12PT 180 class buck laying down in his bed broad side?
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#1285978 - 04/11/09 05:50 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: cruff10]
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 Originally Posted By: cruff10
Would you shoot a 12PT 180 class buck laying down in his bed broad side?



HMMMMM! Now there's a good way to look at it. ;\)

Thanks for the input fellers. I'm pretty sure I know where they'll be in the morning so maybe I'll be a little more prepared and can set up in a better spot. It sure was tough looking at a nice gobbler for 30 or so minutes no more than 35 or 40 yards away from me up in a tree though. I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

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#1286001 - 04/11/09 06:32 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: Baxter83]
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Shoot!!
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#1286121 - 04/11/09 08:46 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: buckhorn40]
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do what you need to do, if it was late in the season and i was still sitting at ZERO then would consider it no doubt!!

if i had one tagged already I prob wouldnt just because the thrill to me is calling them in, not really shooting them (dont get me wrong i LOVE shooting them to)
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#1286124 - 04/11/09 08:48 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: ]
REN
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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
 Originally Posted By: cruff10
Would you shoot a 12PT 180 class buck laying down in his bed broad side?


No, just me personally, could care less if someone else did, but if I am going to make B&C books I want to have things go a little differently.


WOW....so if you got in a stand at dawn and when the sun came up you spotted him bedded down you wouldnt shoot??

if you say no so be it but I dont see any reason he would not be a dead deer at that time
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#1286132 - 04/11/09 08:51 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
 Originally Posted By: captain hook
 Originally Posted By: cruff10
Would you shoot a 12PT 180 class buck laying down in his bed broad side?


No, just me personally, could care less if someone else did, but if I am going to make B&C books I want to have things go a little differently.


WOW....so if you got in a stand at dawn and when the sun came up you spotted him bedded down you wouldnt shoot??

if you say no so be it but I dont see any reason he would not be a dead deer at that time

lol, you are not an elitist.

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#1286136 - 04/11/09 08:54 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: medwc]
REN
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 Originally Posted By: medwc
 Originally Posted By: REN
 Originally Posted By: captain hook
 Originally Posted By: cruff10
Would you shoot a 12PT 180 class buck laying down in his bed broad side?


No, just me personally, could care less if someone else did, but if I am going to make B&C books I want to have things go a little differently.


WOW....so if you got in a stand at dawn and when the sun came up you spotted him bedded down you wouldnt shoot??

if you say no so be it but I dont see any reason he would not be a dead deer at that time

lol, you are not an elitist.



i guess not lol
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