Originally Posted by nfafan
Yeah, agree that blatently baiting an animal to a kill isn't exactly sportsmanship.
I do not bait when I hunt but I do hunt near natural feeding areas. Find a
nice groove of white oaks and wait for the deer to come in. Hunting squirrels
and rabbits along corn fields. How much different is that to hunting over
placed bait? I argue intent but it is an ongoing debate. How about using
decoys for duck or goose hunting? Many states allow baiting, Wisconsin
allow 2 gallons of bait during deer hunting.
Originally Posted by paul
Why are those "people" baiting squirrels and killing them when they aren't going to eat them?
I watched the whole video, never heard that they were not going to eat
them, did I miss something?
Originally Posted by JTJ
I am not siding with the shooter but do any of you have any idea what squirrels can do to an orchard? A lot of orchard owners will allow squirrel hunters in because of how much fruit they eat and other damage they cause.
Whitetails too, and they love apples...
Originally Posted by spittinfire
The biggest issue I have with this guy is his lack of shooting abilty to make a clean kill. This guy needs to spend some time at range.
Alot of animals (including humans) twitch and hop after being shot. The
first shot was a complete miss and that last shot was not an instant kill,
that squirrel crawlled off, we do not know how far. All the rest were kill
shots. I have shot a rabbit before, taken his head clean off. Darned thing
still ran 40 yards before loosing enough blood that is stopped. The
sympathic nervous systen is an amazing thing.
Just another point of view.
One last comment, and I do not think this is the case, but if some family
were having issues affording food and they were providing meat for the
table. I have no issues at all with baiting.
BTW, I shoot to kill and not eat coyotes and opossum. Coyotes because
we have way to many of them and they are hurting the desired game species.
Opossum because they carry a parasite in their feces that will kill horses,
we have horses.