Is Shooting A Locked Buck Ethical?
Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:47 PM
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:49 AM
I wonder if the question should be, "Is not shooting locked up bucks ethical?"
Seriously, there are serious points on both sides, this is not a cut and dry thing. It absolutely depends on what you see and how you answer these questions.
- Do both animals look healthy?
- Is one dead already?
- Does the possibility really exist that they can actually separate on their own?
- Is it feasible for YOU to SAFELY separate them while they are alive?
My point is there may be situations where shooting one or both is absolutely the right thing to do and also situations where leaving them alone or helping them is absolutely the right thing to do. There is no absolute answer as to whenever you see two bucks locked together in a fight that you should or shouldn't do anything. Whatever decision you make, rest assured someone who wasn't even there is going to accuse you of doing the wrong thing.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:51 AM
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:56 PM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 03:53 PM
We as hunters are supposed to be managers of the wildlife, and letting two animals suffer and possiably be eaten alive by preditors is not my thing, In my line of work I kill animals that are sick wonded or just causing a danger to the public by being where they are. If I found a deer locked up and they could not seperate themselves, I would have no problem killing one of them or both if after killing one I could not seperate the other without injury to the animal or more important to myself.
Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:07 AM
Edited by Larry $, 21 December 2007 - 08:37 AM.
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