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View Poll Results: Have You Hunted Deer on Sunday in PA
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post #171 of 179 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 11:45 PM
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Its still the law of the state you choose to hunt and have to abide by. The only ethics I see is going by the law. Baiting for example: I have heard many on here say its unethical I disagree. I live in Md. and baiting is legal here on private ground. However in Pa. and some other states its illegal so you don't do it and is unethical to do and break the law. Deer driving: I seen on the warden show its illegal in Maine and they said its unethical. I disagree, like most of us here in Pa. where its legal and most of us have done due to it being legal. However if I go to Maine to hunt I now know its illegal to do and unethical to break there laws so I wont do it and not question it.
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the law says we can shoot pheasants. some ethics dictate we shouldnt whack em on the ground. i follow the law and take head shots if i can get em.
i also shoot deer while they are bedded too.
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the law says we can shoot pheasants. some ethics dictate we shouldnt whack em on the ground. i follow the law and take head shots if i can get em.
i also shoot deer while they are bedded too.
These 2 issues you brought up, are they listed in the Hunting Digest as being Unlawful?
If I'm not mistaken the Topic was about the Legality of a particular issue that is classified as Unlawful not whether it is unethical or not.
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the law says we can shoot pheasants. some ethics dictate we shouldnt whack em on the ground. i follow the law [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] and take head shots if i can get em.
i also shoot deer while they are bedded too.
These 2 issues you brought up, are they listed in the Hunting Digest as being Unlawful?
If I'm not mistaken the Topic was about the Legality of a particular issue that is classified as Unlawful not whether it is unethical or not.
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Actually the legality of it wasn’t questioned, Sunday hunting is 100% illegal in PA no questions about it.

The main topic was had or would the folks of HuntingPA actually consider illegally hunting in PA if the had they private ground to do it which implies a minimal chance of getting caught. That is entirely a moral and ethical question, would you break a baseless law you don’t agree with if you wouldn’t get caught?
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Actually the legality of it wasn’t questioned, Sunday hunting is 100% illegal in PA no questions about it.

The main topic was had or would the folks of HuntingPA actually consider illegally hunting in PA if the had they private ground to do it which implies a minimal chance of getting caught. That is entirely a moral and ethical question, would you break a baseless law you don’t agree with if you wouldn’t get caught?
My Answer is NO, period. Dude get out there and Hunt and get off the Keyboard while you can. What's a baseless law? your opinion or law?
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Sunday hunting is actually somewhere around 90% illegal. there are critters that can be hunted on Sunday as far as deer hunting on Sunday...NOPE, not until its legal.


i have helped recover dead deer on Sunday with no weapon in cool weather.
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Actually the legality of it wasn’t questioned, Sunday hunting is 100% illegal in PA no questions about it.

The main topic was had or would the folks of HuntingPA actually consider illegally hunting in PA if the had they private ground to do it which implies a minimal chance of getting caught. That is entirely a moral and ethical question, would you break a baseless law you don’t agree with if you wouldn’t get caught?
Do you think game wardens don't go on private ground? I have private ground of my own and I never once thought of taking the chance. Even though the sunday before opener ( old days ) people will shoot there guns in. But here a one shot and that double pop of bullet blowing your odds is not to good that someone didn't hear it and will make a call.
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Actually the legality of it wasn’t questioned, Sunday hunting is 100% illegal in PA no questions about it.

The main topic was had or would the folks of HuntingPA actually consider illegally hunting in PA if the had they private ground to do it which implies a minimal chance of getting caught. That is entirely a moral and ethical question, would you break a baseless law you don’t agree with if you wouldn’t get caught?
My Answer is NO, period. Dude get out there and Hunt and get off the Keyboard while you can. What's a baseless law? your opinion or law?
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I was simply repeating the original topic from the original post that started this thread. I have it listed at the bottom of this post for reference. A baseless law is one that was made for no justifiable reason, like the fact that you are not legally allowed to sell a car on Sunday.

As for getting in the woods, unfortunately I live 3 hours from camp so I can’t hunt during the week which leaves me researching load data and making test loads for my new rifle which I will be testing Sunday after muzzleloader hunting Saturday. Have to do something to pass the time while I wait for the chargemaster.

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Actually the legality of it wasn’t questioned, Sunday hunting is 100% illegal in PA no questions about it.

The main topic was had or would the folks of HuntingPA actually consider illegally hunting in PA if the had they private ground to do it which implies a minimal chance of getting caught. That is entirely a moral and ethical question, would you break a baseless law you don’t agree with if you wouldn’t get caught?
Do you think game wardens don't go on private ground? I have private ground of my own and I never once thought of taking the chance. Even though the sunday before opener ( old days ) people will shoot there guns in. But here a one shot and that double pop of bullet blowing your odds is not to good that someone didn't hear it and will make a call.
I know they do which is why I don’t hunt Sunday even though I primarily hunt private land. I was simply referencing the original post as shown below.

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First, keep this civil.

Second, I thought of this while on stand Saturday looking at the forecast and seeing how great the setup was going to be Sunday morning. I thought to myself, if I owned a big chunk of private land, I would probably hunt deer on Sunday. Sorry, not sorry, if you don't like it. I have not, but I would.
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post #179 of 179 (permalink) Old 10-20-2019, 04:41 PM
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Though the fine for simply hunting on Sunday is a summary of the fifth with a fine of $100-$200, the whole thing changes as soon as you kill or even attempt to kill something. If that something is a deer then it moves way up the scale of summary offenses, to perhaps even misdemeanor or felony offenses that range from about $800.00 to the many thousands of dollars and jail time.

If the deer happens to be of trophy class then there are also replacements costs of many thousands of dollars.

Gamble on it if you want but just like any other gambler it might cost you a lot more than you wanted or expected to lose.

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Since it's Sunday and I don't have hunting to do, got a question. Are there trophy pheasants?


Pheasant hunting on Sunday looks like a much better deal. Some people can't hit anything anyway, so no chance at killing. $200 is less than what one would spend at a preserve. If one were to get caught of course.
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