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Old 12-26-2007, 09:17 AM
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You guys wanna cite examples that "breaking the law = breaking the law".....and cite "speeding" as congruent to breaking game laws (like shooting too many bucks).

Are they the same? Is killing the extra buck(s) as predominant as speeding? Is it THAT easy to overlook?
Us as hunters that abide by the laws makes it harder to accept that a person, who decides to roll the dice, can and probably will poach or shoot a game animal that we have spent time hunting.

Bottom line, no 1 law is more important than the other.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:17 AM
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I agree with Art here depends on the severity and have a good talk with him or her.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:18 AM
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I won't speak for the Preacher, Bruce.....but I'll say this....

Ethics means doing the right thing.....when even doing the wrong thing isn't against the law. It also works the other way.

If I thought for a MINUTE someone was hunting ANY TIME .....because he needed the food to feed his family........

...........God Bless him.
You just did speak for the preacher, Jeff ... and AMEN to your answer
Perhaps ethics in this situation is not encouraging someone to break the law but helping them put food on the table legally .
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:19 AM
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I agree with Arthur. Breaking the law is wrong, but speeding is one thing compared to drunk driving.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:20 AM
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If you knew someone was a thief (isn't killing to many bucks the same as stealing) would that be OK. If we are going to compare, lets compare like crimes. Speeding isn't stealing, taking game animals you are not allowed to take is. You are stealing the state's game animals.
That's fair.....and YES.....I would turn him in.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:21 AM
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Perhaps ethics in this situation is not encouraging someone to break the law but helping them put food on the table legally .
Agreed Bruce, But if it was me, before I could ask for "help" I'd do what I could to sustain my family.

Call it stubborn pride. Let's all be thankful that our supporting families and friends would most likely step in before it got to that stage.

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Old 12-26-2007, 09:22 AM
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Agreed Bruce, But if it was me, before I could ask for "help" I'd do what I could to sustain my family.
Hear! Hear!
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:24 AM
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If I had a friend that felt like he needed to break the law to feed his family then I would help provide them with food. Lets be real, there are many ways to provide familys with food without having to steal it. I know it sounds noble and all that to say If he were hunting for food but the reality of it is that hunting deer does not provide vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. It only provides meat.
Bruce let me answer your question now ....IMO, the law to provide for my family, given to me by God's Holy Word, is much greater than the game laws in my state. That being said, I have never taken a deer illegaly, and I don't plan to.

However, I do know about a manin his early years wasnot able to get out of his house due to a storm and he took a deer to feed his family .... at the time he was living day to day and he made the call to take a deer ... I would have done the same thing ...... but that's me
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:27 AM
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Well, just to play devil's advocate, I agree with you MOSTLY GR8atta2d. What if we are talking the difference between steak and just meat? In this area, there is no lack of squirrel or goose. I have had squirrel before. It is actually pretty good in pot pie. I would legally fill my freezer with meat (even in a poor deer season). Do you see my point? Obviously, it is easier and probably cheaper (one shell versus several) to do it with deer. Just a thought. I certainly would not take NEEDEDfood off a man's table though.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:29 AM
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It would depend on the circumstances, but no I probably wouldn't.
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