Kill The Deer
Well, that aint fair! That can’t possibly qualify as fair chase now can it!
I mean, good grief, my duck hunting buddy uses hand carved decoys that look so real how can a duck possibly resist!
Add to that cheating system he now employs battery operated decoys that simulate feeding and puddle splashing so that his decoy spread looks exactly like a real raft of actual ducks.
The maniac has practiced his duck calling so maddeningly that he sounds exactly like a mallard. I can’t tell the difference.
This guy goes to such lengths constructing his duckblinds that you can’t even tell they are there.
And he uses the wind and sun to his advantage too!
He plants Japanese millet all along the shoreline of the marsh he bought that attracts squadrons of ducks from far and wide. On each end of his phenomenal habitat, he provides “no shoot” sanctuaries so the ducks are fooled into feeling safe.
This gungho dedicated waterfowler has experimented with every imaginable shotgun load and choke tube to perfect his shotgun’s range and pattern that there is no way he can miss.
Add to all this that he donates scads of hard-earned money to Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl to optimize his waterfowl habitat and duck populations so that he has the most desirable duck zone for miles.
I can’t even imagine how much time, money and effort he puts into buying and training the best retriever lineage available on planet earth.
This mad man has even matched his Mossy Oak waterfowl camo to match his surroundings perfectly!
I mean, cmon! He may as well just go down to the local grocery store and buy a frozen duck and have me toss it up in the air so he can shoot it!
When it comes to deerhunting the poor guy has lost his mind!
I’ve never seen a guy put so much effort into his archery skills. He sets up trailcameras on all his best ambush locations, plants the best foodplots known to man, uses a rangefinder and adjustable sights, state of the art bow, arrows, broadheads, silent de-scented camo clothing, an ozone scent killing machine, a scientific moonguide, custom bucklure, natural rattling antlers, state of the art buck grunt call, and doe in heat lure.
You must admit that when it comes to employing sex attractants, that is clearly stepping over the line.
And sneaky! My Lord the guy is a natural born killer!
When he rifle hunts, he goes to the same unbelievable lengths to kill a deer. Custom rifle, brand new trajectory compensating, laser rangefinder scope, the best ammo money can buy, a portable shooting tripod, and he owns or leases the most amazing deergrounds to be found anywhere.
I mean, cmon! Where does it all end!
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m being mindlessly and foolishly judgmental, because all the listed gear and methodologies listed here are 100% perfectly legitimate and 100% perfectly fair chase anyway you cut it.
All that amazing stuff will never take the place of the forever mystical right place right time when it comes to killing game.
As a hunting community we must be ever vigilant to the presumptuous judgmental midgets amongst us who are too stupid to get it and help them wake up to the importance of supporting everyone’s personal choice of how we hunt.
We hunt to kill game. Sure, there are an unlimited plethora of motivations and personal goals when it come to hunting, but morally we have critters to kill in order to balance populations, share the bounty and escape the modern world to cleanse our souls.
But to hunt is to strategize, ambush and kill game, and all those strategies and advanced gear are all a legitimate part of the sport.
When it comes right down to it, it doesn’t matter what we have in our hands, but always what we have in our heart.
No matter the gear or technology, what the late, great, legendary Fred Bear so eloquently stated long ago, and I paraphrase; “Go afield with the right attitude and respect for the game, and every hunt will be rewarding.”
It’s never hardware, but always heartware!
Kill that deer. It’s perfect.