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#1286185 - 04/11/09 09:22 PM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: captain hook]
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 9461
Loc: Cannon County Outback

 Originally Posted By: captain hook
It has nothing to do with ethics, it just wouldn't be my choice.

Now granted it has yet to happen, easy to say no on a keyboard, and not pull the trigger if it actually happened.

Heck for all I know I might shoot the deer without any second thought or care. My preference would be to have me perfectly intercept him after lots of hard work scouting and planning, but life doesn't always work out how we would like.

On the turkey thing, I have had the chance on the limb, and chose not to, could care less if other do however.

same here!

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day...Teach him how to fish and he will sit on a boat and drink beer all day!

#1286479 - 04/12/09 09:59 AM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 634
Loc: Tenn. McMinn, Athens

Back home in the cypress, it can be quite challenging to sneak within range of a roostin turkey. It was the preferred method of killin 'um during the fall years ago. Many old timers I know still practice this method.
#1286851 - 04/12/09 07:17 PM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: warrent423]
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Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6319
Loc: Nashville, TN

It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

#1287055 - 04/12/09 08:50 PM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: gil1]
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16767
Loc: Allardt, TN

I personally wouldnt.
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#1287289 - 04/12/09 11:38 PM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: smstone22]
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Registered: 01/22/06
Posts: 13879
Loc: Lewisburg

No. For me a turkey isn't worth compromising your principles for. It is about the hunt not the harvest- a 20 lb bird. But If you are ok with it, do it. It is legal during set hunting hours I believe. No the 180 class buck, is a different story.

Edited by redblood (04/12/09 11:40 PM)
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#1287358 - 04/13/09 07:22 AM Re: Would it be ethical to........................ [Re: redblood]
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Registered: 07/19/08
Posts: 8370

I have never been in a situation to shoot one out of roost, but I probably would. Even though there is nothing like setting up on him and have him fly down right there to you...Now thats fun!

For the 180 inch buck, I would definately shoot him. Yea, I would prefer to be sitting in my stand and have him walk by or chasing a doe or something. BUT if I was stealthy enough to sneak up on a buck of that caliber, I definately think that I deserve him. You beat him at his own game. He is more than likely at full alert, doing what he does best....hiding. You fooled him and you better believe I would take the shot.
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#1287406 - 04/13/09 08:21 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: cruff10]
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Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 15917
Loc: usually in the woods

 Originally Posted By: cruff10
Would you shoot a 12PT 180 class buck laying down in his bed broad side?

I'm torn on this one. I won't shoot one off the roost, it's just my personal choice, but I also think a gobbler is at a huge disadvantage when it comes to "sleeping in its bed". From what I have been lead to believe, those birds use flight from the roost in the poor morning light as a last option, due to less than desirable visibility.

Now, a bedded 180 class buck has the advantage of sight, smell AND that maturity that comes along with age. If I was able to stalk up on a mature, bedded buck, I would consider myself wiley enough to accomplish such a feat.

Just my personal opinion, which really isn't worth that much.
"Every man dies, but not every man lives."

#1287480 - 04/13/09 09:29 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: buckhorn40]
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Registered: 05/03/01
Posts: 8226
Loc: Dyersburg,Tn.

I know if you get close enough to see him on a limb, and see his beard, either shoot him or go after another bird. Because you will not kill that bird if you let him fly down.
He has already seen you and even though he might still be gobbling he will fly down the other way and shut up just like you said that one did.

I never have shot one off a limb and I never have killed one that I could see he had a beard.

Edited by Slaughter-06 (04/13/09 09:30 AM)

#1287494 - 04/13/09 09:37 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: Baxter83]
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Registered: 03/09/06
Posts: 51368
Loc: Cumberland Plateau

I personally like playing the game but its legal and if you want him you shoot him dont worry bout what others have to say I would shoot one off the roost if I could I wouldnt limit out doing it though JMO!!!
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#1287548 - 04/13/09 10:26 AM Re: Would it be ethical to............................ [Re: buckhorn40]
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Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 1060
Loc: TN

Yup I would say blast em! Had a gobbler roosted yesterday evening and got about 30 yards from him. He had his head tucked and I was waiting for him to raise up. A truck came down the highway and he was wide awake then. he pulled his head up and it was behind a tree so when I stepped back to shoot he flew. But you better believe he was gonna get blasted.
If it flies it dies!!!

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