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Would you feel good about your self as an ethical hunter, shoot an animal (ELK) that you knew was about as wild as a zoo animal, this elk slept with the neighborhood dogs and followed people to the mailbox.and then have the gall to enter it into the record book!!!!!! kinda PATHETIC :( :( :( :

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JOEL wrote:
Would you feel good about your self as an ethical hunter, shoot an animal (ELK) that you knew was about as wild as a zoo animal, this elk slept with the neighborhood dogs and followed people to the mailbox.and then have the gall to enter it into the record book!!!!!! kinda PATHETIC :( :( :( :

A bull that hangs around a neighborhood, sleeps with dogs, and is claimed to be as wild as a zoo animal, is a disaster waiting to happen. As a matter of ethics, this elk, or other problem animals should either be removed from the area or shot, whether, you like it or not.

Would you feel good as an ethical hunter to leave this animal alone, do nothing, only to have a 1000 pound bull run amuck and stomp a adult, or worse, some un-expecting child to the brink of death? Kinda Pathetic.

I suppose you think Yellowstone is just a giant 2.2 million acre petting zoo?

Due to the lack of infomation in your statement surrounding how the bull was harvested, at this moment, I don't see why this animal shouldn't be entered into the record books...

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Qiucksilver;
This Bull was shot in a Federal Recreational No Shoot Zone, this 5acres was set aside for wildlife and rec use in 1980, it is surrounded by 100+ ac of private land, it states that discharge of any firearm that can could kill,harm any animal or human is illegal, or within 500' of a residence. He was sneaking in and putting out grain and salt.quote( one time when I went in the bull walked upto within 5yds of me). I work with this guy everyday and his story changes, depends on who asks. I wouldn't condider this fair chase, neither does Pope and Young.

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Joel you said 5 acres where set aside for animal and rec users?
Kinda small.
But anyways have you seen the show back some years ago about the elk in Canada where the bulls where attacking people during the rut? Was not very pretty.
Only thing is I would not make a big deal out of it unless you where there to see where and how the guy took the bull. Talk is talk. I down talk my hunting abilities or make it sound more like luck or whatever Because I am an average joe out hunting.
But if it is how you said then I personally would not take an animal if it is how you say no matter how big the animal is. I am hunting for the thrill of the stalk and the game of getting close.

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supersider; yep there isn't much better feeling than to take a truly wild animal record or not after a hard days huntin. Big smile Big smile lol
this herd has been around the area for about 10yrs and weve all known about them, no incedences to the local people. nobody hunted them because it was kind of an unspoken rule. have to many other good ares to hunt in.
Here in Oregon we have access to over 80% public land, don't have to hunt in some ones back yard.

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Joel did he get into trouble with the Fish & Game for the harvest?

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Welcome to the forum Joel!

Now about your original post. Its impossible to give an opinion or make a judgement without knowing the details. You hadn't even shared the state this occurred in!

I would also like to know if this person got in trouble. If it was legal, I don't see the issue other than it simply wasn't much of a hunt. I'm guessing if it was entered into the record books, then the bull was taken legally.

Give us more details!

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