ORIGINAL: CB on the run
...Whether or not someone includes their opinion about such harvest would not be considered out of place for the question poised and therefore, IMO, should not anger or upset anyone.
You make a great point here CB.
We as hunters live by a long list of shoulds:
We should -
[ul][*]practice with our bows before the season begins.
[*]make sure our broadheads are sharp.
[*]where a safety harness when in a treestand.
[*]sight our rifles in after traveling or when we get into camp.
[*]practice shooting our rifles before the season begins.
[*]pactice scent control.
[*]hunt downwind of where we expect to see deer.
[*]use the appropriate bullet caliber for the game we hunt.
[*]check our treestands to make sure they're safe.
[*]let people know where it is we're hunting and what our schedules are.
[*]follow the laws of the state where we hunt.
[*]track wounded game until we've exhausted all efforts to find it.
[*]respect our neighbors boundaries and stay within our property lines.
[*]be sure of our target before we shoot.
[*]take only ethical shots.
And we're all good with that, even if we don't agree. Nobody gets too bent out of shape over these things.
But the minute someone says you should shoot this deer, or you should let this deer walk, well we get all up in arms about people telling other people what to do. It is disheartening, especially given this entire forum is built around a bunch of people telling other people their opinions.
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