Shooting Wounded Deer After Legal Shooting Hours

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  1. perrymax

    perrymax 10 pointer

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    What if a man shot a deer at 5:30 pm. At 6pm he went to pick up the deer and it stood up. It is in bad shape but still alive. The responcible thing is to finish her off but it is after legal shooting time???
     
  2. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 8 pointer

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    Unethical to not finish off IMO. I’d not hesitate.
     
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  3. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    No question, put it down.
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Shooting a 270? :)
     
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  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Finish it, no doubt.....
     
  6. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 12 pointer

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    Finish it..id fight in court if need be.
     
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  7. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    Finish it. Any warden worth his weight would help you load it and congratulate you.
     
  8. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    You have to put it down
     
  9. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    I have called my local warden about stuff and he is level headed. Shot a doe once that jumped up sick staggering around. Had an arrow in her shoulder. Someone took a shot at her from behind and it lodged in her shoulder. This was when you had to buy bonus tags two at a time. I let him know and he told me not to waste my tag. Also called on a few other similar stuff over the years. Most of them have common sense.
     
  10. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

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    S-S-S. Do what ya gotta do.
     
  11. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    Better to be judged by 12 than eaten by coyotes;)
     
  12. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Here's a twist......bow season. Walk up on a deer still alive laying in a thicket, no way to get another arrow (you've tried and your quiver is now empty). Do you shoot it with your pistol ? The deer is mortally wounded.
    Note: This is a true story. Buddy of mine.......I did finish it with my pistol (my bow was in the truck). Legal? No.....but I felt it was the ethical thing to do.
     

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