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Old 09-14-2007, 11:22 AM
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Here in MN legal shooting starts 30 minutes before sunrise (6:59am tomorrow) the question is.... If you have a nice shooter buck in front of you at 6:20am and there is enough light to make a good shot. 9 minutes before you can legally shoot. Let him walk or take the shot?????
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:23 AM
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thats a hard decision, if it was me and ther was enough light i would have to take him.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:25 AM
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Wait till legal shooting time, it is the right thing to do IMO. And he hopefully he won't go to far during the 9 minutes.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:27 AM
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Would I have my rifle or bow? LOL
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:29 AM
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sunrise is 6:51am tomorrow in Minnesota and likely some other states as well according to the MN DNR regs booklet.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:34 AM
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Thats a tough one to answer, im kind of a guy who sticks to the books so I would probably wait the 9 min. Even though it would be pure torture. Just my opinion though. Good Luck!
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:37 AM
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I'll come clean.

I don't look at sunrise/sunset predictions. I shoot if I have sufficient light to do so, ethically.

That's what I do.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:37 AM
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your right red lion it is at 6:51doesn't change the question though you would still be a 1 minute b4 legal shooting time?
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:39 AM
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ORIGINAL: WakeCow

Here in MN legal shooting starts 30 minutes before sunrise (6:59am tomorrow) the question is.... If you have a nice shooter buck in front of you at 6:20am and there is enough light to make a good shot. 9 minutes before you can legally shoot. Let him walk or take the shot?????
6:20 is 39 minutes before sunrise at 6:59..and thats way early!




And oddly enough I agree with GMMAT ! [:-]
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:41 AM
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You should RESPECT that deer and not shoot! What if you got off work at 3pm but could sneak out at 230pm? Would you do it and take the chance on getting fired? Do the right thing here and get him the proper way!!
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