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I was thinking before about how we always talk about shooting pheasants in the trees. Now for the bear hunters in here,(or anyone for that matter) Bears climb trees, so if you scare one up a tree or happen to see one in a tree. Would you shoot it?
 

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But atleast the bird can fly away if you miss. the bear can't go anywhere but wait to get shot.
The pheasant, being an upland game bird hunted with a shotgun, the only sporting shot is when he is flying. Shooting a squirrel in a tree is fair game because he will run along branches. Any big game you hunt, any safe shot is fair game.
 

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Any big game you hunt, any safe shot is fair game.
So what you are saying it is FAIR to shot a bear when it has no place to go. Why don't you trap a bear, bring it to your hunting spot, chain it to a tree then shoot it. Not to mention the slugs that will be flying through the air. They have to come down somewhere. Hopefully in a safe spot.
 
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So what you are saying it is FAIR to shot a bear when it has no place to go. Why don't you trap a bear, bring it to your hunting spot, chain it to a tree then shoot it. Not to mention the slugs that will be flying through the air. They have to come down somewhere. Hopefully in a safe spot.
Rigneck with that statement you sound like ARA[down][mad]
 

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Remember, ethics are an INDIVIDUAL decision. You cannot mandate your ethics apon others.

In some states they hunt bear with dogs and purposely tree them. Same with Mountain lions. Nothing wrong with that if that is what you want to do. In some states they run deer with dogs, again, nothing wrong with that. In Maine they trap bears. To each is own.

Some people shoot pheasants in trees. If they can do it safely I have no problem with that.
 
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