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ThomGordon

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Dakota Dogman

1 of the most dedicated duck hunter I know... No dog.  Allegic to them. Makes him absolutely miserable to be around them. But he loves to hunt ducks and works harder at it than anyone I know. So has nature decided that he can never be an ethical duck hunter?   :p

Always find it funny how when it doesn't match my taste, my expectations or my experience it must be wrong.

Heck, the real question for us here ought to be if WE can find an ethical arguement to justify the money / time / energy / etc. that we pour into our passion for upland.  Do that well and then we MAY have the right to question someone elses "ethic" for lack of a hound.   :blush:

(double grunt) probably the first question, before we put them on trial for "breach of ethics" would be to establish if there is or is not a bottomline for right and wrong & if so what it may be...  :devil:  otherwise all of this is pre=season grumbling that will all go away shortly.

Have a good night all.

God Bless,

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ricejar

Blanket condemnations of any kind seem pretty heavy handed to me.  The old "walk a mile" adage would be well remembered when tempted to make such statements.  Lot's of reasons for people to make certain decisions, even such as hunting ducks with or without a dog.  It would take a lot more evidence for me to declare someone an unethical hunter than "he doesn't even have a dog."

As for the show, I enjoy watching it.  Someone said earlier that it's refreshing in a sort of "uplifting" way and I would agree.  Always seems to put a smile on our family's faces.  

If you think about it...basically all TV is reality TV.  News, sporting events, and even sitcoms are "reality" based.  Duck Dynasty just happens to be one that doesn't leave me with a bad taste in my mouth after watching it.  No CSI drama, no robbery/murder/car wreck reports, nothing being sold through sex and half-naked women, no angry idiots that curse with every breath.  My $0.02

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Jack L

The men that taught me how to duck hunt 44 years ago called them in close and shot them with 20 gauges on the Mississippi.  They didn't use dogs until my brother and his chessie showed them what a retriever could do.  I wouldn't call them unethical or illegal.

I don't hunt without my dogs. Exception, in December when the snow is flying and there are ice flows on the water I don't take a dog duck hunting.  The shots if any are over the decoys.

Don't consider myself unethical or illegal either.  Agree with DD, we all tend to demonize that which is different from what we prefer.  I know I need to work on being better about that.

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ThomGordon

we all tend to demonize that which is different from what we prefer.

Don't hastily expel my own experience's

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ThomGordon

As for the show, I enjoy watching it.  Someone said earlier that it's refreshing in a sort of "uplifting" way and I would agree.  Always seems to put a smile on our family's faces.  

If you think about it...basically all TV is reality TV.  News, sporting events, and even sitcoms are "reality" based.  Duck Dynasty just happens to be one that doesn't leave me with a bad taste in my mouth after watching it.  No CSI drama, no robbery/murder/car wreck reports, nothing being sold through sex and half-naked women, no angry idiots that curse with every breath.  My $0.02

I assume that I do not watch as much TV as you, forgive if I'm wrong. I DVR Wingshooting USA, Hell on Wheels & some UFC fight's. That's about all I have time for it would seem lately. Duck Dynasty is a candle that has faded in the wind for me, thanks.

The men that taught me how to duck hunt 44 years ago called them in close and shot them with 20 gauges on the Mississippi.  They didn't use dogs until my brother and his chessie showed them what a retriever could do.

I don't buy the calling them in close excuse, you can bring them in so close you could take them out with a fly swatter, it doesn't matter the prob is your still going to have cripples. Hence the intro of the Chessie. Thumbs up to your bro.

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Hunshatt
I think having a dog is beside the point of whether you are an ethical duck hunter.

This does not represent what I have found in my previous experience of being a die hard waterfowler. I've hunted with those who chose for whatever reason (mostly out of pure laziness or complete irresponsibility) not to have a hound in the duck blind and found them to be extremely unethical & borderline unlawful.

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ThomGordon
Me too  :angry:

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sprocket
Some of you guys are just downright hard to please! :D  :D

"Hey! They're giving away ice cream!"

"Yeah, it's only vanilla."

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UplandKS
They've got dogs.  There was an episode where they were dove hunting and had 2 labs and a poodle retrieving them.

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rich223

Here is a couple of interesting stories about Phil

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