Ethical verses Legal/Illegal

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by mmayes, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. wildman6

    wildman6 6 pointer

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    I had a lewd mean thing to say about the move to ban lead but I somewhat enjoy my time here.
     
  2. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    Rabbits and quail next? I usually kill mine right along the edges of the same fields I dove hunt in.
     
  3. bigpuddin43

    bigpuddin43 12 pointer

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    Ethical to release quail to hunt but not mallards.
     
  4. Legal to release quail and mallards to hunt, but why would anybody want to take part in that?
     
  5. Legal to shoot a limit of hens, and I do.
     
  6. Rob DeHaven

    Rob DeHaven 10 pointer

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    Evidently you might be able to shoot lead in or around barren county.
     
  7. kyblackmallard

    kyblackmallard 10 pointer

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    I would hate to see what 3" 2 oz 6's would do to a shoulder on a good ring neck day. I guess that's why we used to use 2 3/4 high brass... My Dad's old A5 would kick, but not like an 835 with a 3 1/2 turkey load.
     
  8. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    We try not to shoot them, but accidents happen. I say it is not a big deal but I still kind of feel a bit of remorse when I get to thinking hard about nesting.
     
  9. hunt-4-life21

    hunt-4-life21 12 pointer

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    Absolutely. Assuming the stand and feeder are on his property. To me, there is no difference in hunting over a feeder or hunting over an oak tree with acorns falling to the ground. Or hunting a shelled corn field. You are hunting over food in all cases.
     
  10. Buford

    Buford 12 pointer

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    Haha.
    Ethical? Dunno
    Legal? Yes
    Stupid? Astronomically
     
  11. rcatron

    rcatron 8 pointer

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    is it ethical to camo the feed barrel and not the legs though?
     
  12. STUMP-52

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    The lead ban was to protect eagles. Eagles migrate to this area round the same time as duck hunting season. So, if you shoot or cripple a duck or goose and don't immediately go and get it, eagles WILL pick em up! I've had it happen several times.

    Now, when eagles eat those birds with the lead in em, they consume the lead and this results in very weak egg shells. Thus, low hatch success due to broken eggs.

    There's also folks that think waterfowl may eat the shot thinking it's grain. Never have witnessed that.

    My understanding is steel will be required for dove seasons shortly. Already been in effect for refuge hunts round here.

    Now there's also a group that think ingesting lead shot will make the ingester incestuois. So you might wanna make sure your set on steel!


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    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
  13. wildman6

    wildman6 6 pointer

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    I know, I just like stirring the pot.
     
  14. STUMP-52

    STUMP-52 6 pointer

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    Me to![emoji6]


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