putt wrote:noticed that you changed your avatar pic, Charlie. I assume that's Vic on the left. Good that he finally got included.
Yep that would be him and me.
figured if I used an avatar like that everyone would know Vic is the serious one and I'm just a Smurfing along poesy sniffer.
This is a discussion we should have, some think it "tears hunters apart", "don't impose your ethics on me" , "ruins this fine forum" or some version of these.
Which would have more impact on the public's perception of turkey hunters-
Seeing a group of turkey hunters lined up doing a turkey drive to pre-stationed hunters pass shooting turkeys or us writing about our feelings on this blog?
Seeing a group of turkey hunters with dogs flushing turkeys towards blockers who shoot at flying turkeys or us writing about our feelings about the subject on this blog?
A turkey hunter is setup calling to an incoming yammering gobbler and the above "hunters" hear the gobbler and come in to drive the gobbler to their buddies?
Last spring a young turkey hunter told me his story: he was setup on ridge calling to a gobbler for less than an hour, he became frustrated and text-ed a message to this buddies for help. They surrounded end of the ridge and pushed the gobbler up for him to shoot. In WI he did nothing illegal so all is fine and I should not have pointed out to them that they took a shortcut and missed out on the best part turkey hunting has to offer?
The reference to Iowa's ban on horses for turkey hunting in the T&TH article about stupid game laws came about because a group of turkey hunters mounted horses and coursed across fields flushing turkeys over and over until they were too tired to fly anymore, then killed the ones they wanted. It was not illegal so all is fine? Iowa then made it illegal. If we don't honor the second rule book as Mr. Carpenter refers to it then every step we take as hunters will end up scripted out the legal rule book.
Do we really want that??