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    Shoot sitting ducks...

    I know its considered unethical but legal? My son has a hard time getting use to his shotgun, even though its a youth model, hes a little tyke. Is slowing him to take a shot on a sitting watered up duck or goose a bad idea? Just want him to get one

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    Legal hunting that involves getting youth out is good to me. It's up to the mentor to explain ethics and views. I'm a meat hunter at heart so teach hunting from a fill the freezer standpoint but do my best to keep ethics and conservation always in the discussion. All of that said, a sneaky belly crawl to get in position on a sitting duck/goose is exciting and challenging for a kid. They will only know it is frowned on by some purists if you tell them.

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    I kill lots of ducks right as they hit the water. In my opinion, if you’ve decoyed the birds so well that they completely finish, I say give em the business, right there on the water. Then, kill your follow up birds as they flair out.
    Unsportsmanlike is shooting at birds that are way out of range, crippling them, and ruining the hunt for others.
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    I don't pass up easy shots I sure wouldn't make my kids. I don't even understand why it would ever be considered unethical. It seems like the MOST ethical way to kill a bird. I say turn him loose!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    I kill lots of ducks right as they hit the water. In my opinion, if you?ve decoyed the birds so well that they completely finish, I say give em the business, right there on the water. Then, kill your follow up birds as they flair out.
    Unsportsmanlike is shooting at birds that are way out of range, crippling them, and ruining the hunt for others.
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    One of my buddies that I hunt with on a regular basis has a son that is getting involved in hunting! This waterfowl season we have allowed him to take birds that we have landed in the decoys. The thought is to teach the safe handling of a gun in the blind, and give him the confidence in his shooting ability! He has taken his first duck and goose this season. It probably won?t be long before he will be shooting them feet down landing in the decoys! In my opinion he has come a long way this season!!


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    Absolutely! Take the sitting shots as u will notice they are so much easier to kill!

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    Legal shot and you are comfortable with it let it rip!

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    Get him on birds. Nuff said.

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    Heck yeah, shoot em right in the face. Hunting can be hard enough, have to take the easy ones whenever you can.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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