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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Today a hunter shot a young 6 point with a muzzleloader on gamelands in northeastern PA. Apparently he saw a group of deer and picked out the biggest one. That turned out to be a young 6 point. Why people have the mentality to shoot first and check later is beyond me. From what I heard he called the game commission on his own to report it, which was the best thing to do in the situation, but it still shouldn't have happened. I hope they throw the book at him and make an example out of this. I am sure it happens much more than we hear about and its disgusting for those who actually follow the rules.
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I don't agree with what he did but at least he did the right thing afterwards. Many would have left it lay.
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Agreed that many would have left it lay, and hopefully this can be a teaching moment.
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I will say that sometimes small buck are very difficult to tell that they are a small buck depending distance, cover, how they are holding their ears, etc. Being that he called the PGC on his own, it doesn't sound like he is a slob hunter. Everyone makes mistakes.

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Clearly identifying the target is the responsibility of the hunter, no way around that. If you can't clearly see that it is a legal deer, don't take the shot. I understand there are a lot of grey areas out there, but this is not one of them. A 6 point isn't a spike where the ears could fully cover the horn.
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plus, there is no law that says you HAVE to shoot..always pays to err on the side of caution! at least he did the right thing after the fact
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I didn't say that he was right, but I wouldn't label him a slob. A slob would have left it lay or would have kicked the antlers off and tagged with a doe tag.

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I would think he was more worried about filling a tag than identification of his target. isnt that how turkey hunters get shot???? SLOB

It may be a poor choice of words but I am smart enough to understand what you meant.
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If you weren't there you dont know what really happened. If he called the pgc he didn't do it intentionally. Everyone does stupid things sometimes. I knew someone that shot a buck and didnt see the smaller doe behind it. He killed both deer with one shot. He hit the buck in the vitals and the dpoe in the neck. He didnt have a doe tag left.
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I will say that sometimes small buck are very difficult to tell that they are a small buck depending distance, cover, how they are holding their ears, etc. Being that he called the PGC on his own, it doesn't sound like he is a slob hunter. Everyone makes mistakes.
I agree. Too bad it happened but he did the right thing. I'm sure this man is NOT a slob hunter. He made a mistake that's all.

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