Definitely unethical..and in NJ would be illegal...no stalking birds in jersey, and although some still do it..I'm glad its a law..at least you have something to hang your hat on when someone tries that crap!
This year was my second season Turkey hunting, on public land nonetheless, so I was not sure what to expect given the story's I heard and my experience deer hunting. The piece I hunt is not too bad in terms of # hunters / acre, but you still see stupid people doing stupid things. On opening day i recall hearing two close shots abot 100 meters from my position and I thought to myself..."damn someone manged to get the Gob I had roosted the night before...". Naturally, I was curious so I walked up the hill expecting to find a hunter just on the other side of it with his trophy. To my surprise I found nothing...no vehicle, no hunter, or sign of a hunter..hmmmm. It was not until the following day when I happened across a guy who hunts there during deer season that I came to find out it was him who took the two shots (he missed). More to my surprise was his admission that he took the shot at a bird that was on private land (which he did not have permission to hunt) that bordered the stateland close to where i roosted them the nite before. He called it HIS honey hole [8|]. The sad unfortunate truth is guys like this are everywhere, in every state, in private and public hunts/parcels. They've managed to sap the woodsmanship, ethics, conservation, and sport out of hunting. The only thing you can do is not get cuaght up in their madness and lost your sense of ethics and who you are. Take the time to set the example in the woods for others to see, especially the youth of this country. In the end, its not about the kill...if it were we all might be running around like these clowns. Its about the experience and the opportunity to spend time with all of God creations, put in the proper perspective its about as close as one can get to God.
Sorry for the diatribe, but like Marc and others here its an emotionally troubling subject for me..thanks for listening [:)]