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As in every human endeavor, there are gray areas of ethical behavior that come down to a matter of personal choice.

A balancing act: personal ethics

Examples of gray areas of ethical behavior, which may even be illegal in some locales, are:

  • Shooting a turkey on the roost
  • Shooting birds sitting on water, the ground, or tree limbs
  • Taking long shots at game animals out of your personal or practiced ranges
  • Taking shots at skylined animals
  • Shooting a hen turkey with a beard during the spring season
  • Shooting a deer when only a non-vital shot is available
  • Not dispatching wounded game quickly with a second shot or by other humane means
  • Wounding but not finding an animal, then omitting it from the daily limit in order to take additional game