When you start judging other hunters the anti's take notice, and start to move for legislation. And when you stand shoulder to shoulder with the anti's you have now become one of them, and you can bet they won't give you the credit for getting said hunting banned...
No matter how you spin it, no matter what you say you will never convince me to ban any form of hunting, regardless of what you think is ethical..
Having a piece of property that you manage for big deer is almost the same, as a fenced operation. These deer go season after season with no pressure on em no one trouncing about disturbing them they might see a person when they go to work on the food plot, but you can not convince me that these deer act the same as ones with heavy pressure on em like the ones on public land. I know someone is gonna tell me about how cunning they are, how smart they are, but if they don't have the pressure on em how are they gonna develop these senses?
A good example is that when you hunt a permit unit here the animals don't have the pressure on em so they are in fact easier to kill. Allot just stare at ya, but go to a open unit and watch as they run if they even think they hear or see something...
Gutpile, you are a true Zealot, which is not all bad b/c you are doing this in defence of hunting. I like hunting, therefor I like you.
But as a Zealot, you are sometimes beyond reason. If I disagree with the way you may hunt, I am an anti? If I manage and hunt private land, then I am akin to hunting an enclosure? Come on!