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What do you all think about stories like this:

Cheney goes hunting, then others take their shots

another copy

Cheney the pheasant hunter is flushed out and hit

Is this good, bad, or indifferent to you?

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I wouldn't call it hunting,
BUT if they had simply killed the birds in the pen, like chickens in a slaughter house, and then sent them to the needy people no one would have said anything. This world is becoming more and more backwards everyday

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Well said Bnow. It isn't hunting like probably 95% of us experience. I've never even seen 10 pheasant in a day let alone 400 in a morning.

But I guess taken from the food perspective your right.

One thing that bothers me, is the fish and game will hang a hunter out to dry that shoots a deer with a tag that was given to him by another hunter that lawfully obtained it, but yet a 400 bird shoot doesn't bat an eye. It seems that what is defined as "right" and "wrong" is artifical with regards to the take of game from time to time.

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Yeah I haven't had any experience with the tags thing b/c we don't have them here, But it stands to reason that as long as the tag was obtain legally and both hunters are leaglly able to use a tag that it wouldn't be a problem. The fact that they were pen rasied birds might have something to do with it. If I pen raise deer does that give me the right to shoot as many as I like in a day?
Just a thought

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When I read this story I thought to myself, "What was he thinking!?!" It would take all of about 5 seconds thought to realize that the press was going to spin this in a very negative way.

This really wasn't "hunting," it was just shooting. Yes, nobody would have given it a second thought if he had gone to a slaughterhouse and helped to butcher some animals for charity. But this just plays into all of the worst stereotypes that the anti-hunters try to perpetuate.

It was just really bad judgment for him to go and do this.

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If I pen raise deer does that give me the right to shoot as many as I like in a day?

Definitely. But like Don, I have the same reaction. It isn't hunting, but yet the participants will use "we were hunting" as a defense for the acts. Right or wrong, I think it does damage to the hunter's image in the eye of the non-hunter, even if that isn't what a high percentage of us would call hunting.

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Maybe he was thinking Bathist party scum!!!

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Where's the thrill in shooting pen-raised pheasants?

Although, who am I to judge, I've never had the opportunity of walking into a field of 500 near flightless birds and firing off my 12 gauge at pheasants that would eat out of my hand....

This just sounds like expensive target practice... I think I'll stick to my 2-3 bird trips, if I'm lucky...

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