Well, it's been a long thread, but I think we have a general consensus that it really depends on the circumstances. . . When I originally started reading this thread, I focused my attention on the original poll question: "Would you turn someone in if they shot a doe illegally, but didn't have much money?" The short answer to this question for me was "yes" (probably), b/c "not much money" is a pretty relative phrase. Scratch pointed out that Skindog actually added a second wrinkle in the opening post. . . "Would you turn someone in if they shot a doe illegally, but they didn't have much money and they really needed the food?" This added the extra dimension of "true need" into the equation. If I truly knew that the guy was "really needy", I probably wouldn't turn him in. Again though, it really depends on where other mitigating/aggravating factors were present. Was he on public land or was he trespassing? Even though poor was he hunting instead of working to "put food on the table"? Did I think that this was really his only means of obtaining food? Did I think this was a one-time thing, or was the guy just using his poverty as an excuse to ignore game laws. For example, if the guy shot the deer during the season and he told me he had been hunting for 2 weeks straight before he shot the doe, I'd probably turn him in, b/c it would be clear to me that he was just using the "put food on the table" excuse to hunt instead of work. Somebody asked whether we'd turn in a guy rummaging through a dumpster? Another twist on that hypothetical would be whether you'd turn in a homeless guy that you saw shoplifting in a store? Would you turn him in if you caught him stealing tools out of your shed (or as someone else asked, stealing your treestands to sell them for food)? The possible circumstances we could dream up are endless, and our answers would probably change with them. In the end, I think that the prior posts are probably right for most of us that it just depends on the factors and scenario in front of us at the time.