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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pa. Lackawanna Scranton
Originally Posted by WexfordBowhunter
I'll jump in and if I offend some folks so be it... I read all of the replies, and wow... So much, of hunting is all about me, my enjoyment and what I get out of my hunt, what I do is my business, don't tell me what I should and shouldn't do, etc, etc. I get all that, believe me, but I'd like to encourage some more thought about our roles as hunters, and that being stewards of a resource. I would like to suggest that maybe we should put out own thoughts, personal goals, agendas aside and think about, and ultimately do, what is best for the deer herd and its effect on the environment. If that means shooting a doe or two, or more if the situation in your area dictates that, then so be it. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but I really don't care.
I'm not flaming you for your opinion it is your right to express it...but I will ask...why should I shoot more deer than I want to...as a usually one and done hunter...I don't want to kill more than I need/want...I know there are programs like hunters feeding the hungry that I could donate to...but my ethic compass has issues with that...I would have no problem killing another deer for someone I know who needs it or wants it...but in a case where I'm donating to unknown sources...I have to ask myself am I killing for the sake of killing...I have no problem with other hunters taking as many deer as they can or choose to...but killing a deer is a personal thing for me...I hunt for the hunt not for the kill.
Only fools fight in a burning house...Day of the dove