have hunted in shotgun only areas - dont mind but ill say this....
rifles generally produce much more ke and hydrokinetic shock which will enable a clean kill on an animal that is margainally hit. 12 ga slugs to the guts tend to waste alot of deer - ive helped search for these animals. my .270 will drop a deer instantly if i hit it in the gut or in the boiler room - that has to be respected.
i always want the cleanest death for my quarry, and even though ive dropped deer with a 12 ga in their tracks, some simply take off with no lungs left. thats never happened to a single deer that ive put a rifle round into - ever. and thats alot of deer!
as for tagging a nubber on a buck tag kudos to that! doeyed and addict are like me - if you dont have time to positively id your target then stand down.
pheasant hunters and duck hunters have to, why should deer huntetrs be allowed to be such sloppy judges? and if ya think about it, 50 years ago you had to know if it was a buck or a doe before you shot and dead does were still found laying round for the crows.
poaching is already illegal, so i say we take away their equipment when we catch these turds so they have to either have more at home that they'll gamble to use and mabee lose or buy new. face it, telling them they cannot buy licenses dont stop em, just like driving after revocation dont stop smucks from driving cars without a license. take away what they must use to hunt, trap, or fish with and they're stopped the best way they can be. the number on e thing that'd hurt people is losing their ride. and with our winters, and people plowing with their trucks, i wouldnt wanna lose my snow remover in november!!!!!
most people dont let rules dictate whether or not they buy tags, they are just less likely to follow ALL the rules while with a tag, which creates income then with my system for our dnr (specifically our understaffed wardens).
think of it. all those vehicles and guns and bows and traps could be sold at auctions or raffles to law abiding smoes like me and the proceed go to the dnr and the economy heightened by the turds which allocates wi more pittman and robinson dollars since they're buying sporting goods - all directly makes good use of economy!!!!
and lastly, having to id what you shoot at doesnt kill off drives. it simply makes them more effective at pop management. you can still shoot at a deer, just dont shoot at the ones you cannot id.
its called hunting for a reason - sometimes your method sucks and the game gets away.
this isnt the arcade game deer drive where you put in quarters and shoot deer that jump out from behind every tree. oh wait, even then you need to know what you're shooting at because only the antlered game get you points huh!!!
only if we had antler point restrictions...
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