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#1290648 - 04/15/09 06:52 AM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
Baxter83
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 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY

Ethical was when birds and deer were killed for food and not for the sport or thrill... ;\)


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#1290792 - 04/15/09 08:59 AM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: Baxter83]
megalomaniac
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Personally, at this point in my hunting career, I would not shoot one from the roost, nor would I shoot one I walked up on in a field. And nor would I stalk/ ambush one.

I've never shot one off the roost in the past, just never seemed right to me, but I've ambushed/ stalked many successfully in the past. It's just not what I want out of a hunt anymore.

If a bird doesn't come in gobbling/ strutting and putting on a show, I'm gonna let him pass. Again, that's a personal thing, though. Killing them is secondary to the hunt itself.

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#1290796 - 04/15/09 09:06 AM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: megalomaniac]
Baxter83
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
Personally, at this point in my hunting career, I would not shoot one from the roost, nor would I shoot one I walked up on in a field. And nor would I stalk/ ambush one.

I've never shot one off the roost in the past, just never seemed right to me, but I've ambushed/ stalked many successfully in the past. It's just not what I want out of a hunt anymore.

If a bird doesn't come in gobbling/ strutting and putting on a show, I'm gonna let him pass. Again, that's a personal thing, though. Killing them is secondary to the hunt itself.


I'm confident that later in my turkey hunting career I'll feel the same way. However, I'm working on only my second bird so I believe that if I'm in the previously said situation again I'll be letting the lead fly. At that time I had never really put much thought into what I'd do in that situation because I didn't think I'd be in it. Now that I've had time to think about it I'm pretty sure I won't let the next one have a free pass.

Now that my mind is made up I'll never get that close a roosted tom again.... \:D

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#1290835 - 04/15/09 09:49 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: buckhorn40]
Coach
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I'd shoot one off the roost and a bedded deer too and in bow season at the same time!! But, I won't shoot a sitting rabbit...Just your choice and how you see it as long as it's all legal
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#1290946 - 04/15/09 10:50 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: ]
Winchester
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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.

LMAO! There is nothing I have ever done while hunting that is more satisfying than sneaking up on a mature buck and killing him in his bed, him never even knowing I was there! I've only achieved this twice and I gotta tell you, there is nothing any harder IMO!!!

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#1290967 - 04/15/09 11:02 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: Winchester]
BowGuy84
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I thought shooting them on roost was illegal.

I still have reservations about doing it even through I now know it isnt. Finally, I would relish the opportunity to shoot a bedded big buck

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#1290972 - 04/15/09 11:04 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: Winchester]
Coach
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
 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.

LMAO! There is nothing I have ever done while hunting that is more satisfying than sneaking up on a mature buck and killing him in his bed, him never even knowing I was there! I've only achieved this twice and I gotta tell you, there is nothing any harder IMO!!!


Winchester, Dan Fitzgerald has an old video where he sneaks up on a mature buck and arrows it. I think it's called Swamp Buck Fever. He also shoots a bedded one with bow in Corn Crazed Whitetails...like you, he thinks it's an awesome feat.
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#1291167 - 04/15/09 02:24 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: ]
Coach
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 Originally Posted By: elauwit
Fitzgerald is the man!


I do like to watch him prior to the season opening for bow and gun...gets me fired up. He lives over in Tecumseh about 20 minutes from my Michigan home.
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#1291179 - 04/15/09 02:36 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: buckhorn40]
Lawrence
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Heck yea
and then make up this cool story of how you called him
across two creeks and across a 300 acre field.
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#1291183 - 04/15/09 02:39 PM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: Coach]
VolDoug
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Shooting on the roost is not illegal. Shooting before legal shooting time (30 mins prior to legal sunrise) is illegal.

The unethical part, for me, of shooting one on the roost would be slipping under his tree under the cover of darkness and then blasting him after legal shooting time. The analogy of a deer isn't a good comparison, because the deer has his nose and much better eyesight in dark conditions. There is a reason why turkeys roost in trees. They would be defenseless on the ground.

Slip within shooting distance after it's light while he is still in a tree, I have no problem with.

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