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I know of a guy who recently took a a doe during archery season. The thing is, he was stalking deer and came across a doe and a buck doing the "wild thing". While the buck was on top, he was able to navigate his arrow into the doe, dropping it instantly. I have huge issues with this. Does anyone else think this is unethical?

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Welcome to BGH Big smile
I see nothing wrong with taking the doe Think

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redrider wrote:
Welcome to BGH Big smile
I see nothing wrong with taking the doe Think

I don't have a problem with harvesting a doe either, but I think the issue here is taking the shot while the buck was still servicing the doe. If that is the situation I agree that he should have waited until there was reasonable separation between the two.

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Are your issues because he killed the doe, or that he may have accidently hit the buck?

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By the sounds of it, he seems to have an issue with the fact that he shot a doe that could have bred out for the next year and produced another fawn or two. Could be wrong though don't know the details or why he has a problem with it.

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should of let the big fella finish gettin his piece first man Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

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I took a buck off the top once.......he went out with a BANG! Thumbs up

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I have no problem with this. You never know if you will have a good opportunity later. You have to take advantage of what is given to you.

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only problem is he shoulda shot the buck instead

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Location: Philly
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I agree should have taken the buck, he had a tag.

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I guess that would depend on the size of the buck. If he was trying to do a little management and the buck was a little small then he was justified taking the doe.

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