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In the perfect world.... (another ethics poll)

Old 05-06-2007, 10:04 AM
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Those of you that voted against high fences, what makes a high fence unethical? What if the ranch is 25,000 acres and only the perimeter is fenced?

What if at the boundaries of Utopia, hunters just outside of Utopia are not practicing QDM? They follow the philosophy of "if it is brown, it is down", which starts negatively impacting your Utopia deer herd. You have no powers outside the boundaries of Utopia to prevent this. Does your answer change?
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:59 PM
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.22 caliber centerfire or rimfire?
What about muzzleloaders and shotguns? Some of them are over .50 caliber.
As far as 22 caliber, my "law" is just what I said. Nothing 22 caliber or under is allowed.

As far as the 50 cal rule, that only applies to centerfire weapons. I will allow muzzleloaders in 45 cal and up, and shotguns will be allowed for use with either buckshot or slugs.

In handguns, the same "over 22 cal and under 50 cal" rule does apply.

As far as archery, no broadheads under 100 gr will be allowed, and the bow must exceed a 50# draw weight.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:38 PM
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I would do away with high fences! I personally don't think of it as sporting!
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:32 AM
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I voted against bait, since I do consider that cheating, unless you're hunting bears or hunting wolves.

I think food plots are fine, I have hunted foodplots once and come up empty.
What makes bait cheating and food plots not? Aren't they both designed to attract deer?
Food Plots, are actually a food source of the deer, it's like hunting antelope over a waterhole in the desert, unlike bait, which doesn't enhance antler growth, or help the does produce largernumbers of fawns, or enrich the soil.

I just think food plots are actually beneficial to the preservation of the hunting environment, whereas bait is not.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:36 AM
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I voted Bait, High fences and Dogs. They're just things I don't see as needed to tag a deer. I realize that the Dog thing is a regional deal too. I've never liked the idea of hunting deer, or most anyother big game animal, with a dog or dogs.
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