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View Poll Results: Would you have shot it?
Shot it 5 16.13%
Left it walk 25 80.65%
undecided 1 3.23%
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:01 PM
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I didn't find it? I'd like too but it was obvious when I pulled it up. Sorry.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:09 PM
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There is no way I would shoot one that small my dog is bigger then that, give it a few years and see what you would have had.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:30 PM
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I have nothing against shooting albinos, but shooting cubs.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:22 PM
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That bear was taken on a bear drive in central PA by a group from Tau Phi Delta, the ONLY outdoors based fraternity in the country. They were featured in Field & Stream a couple years back. The territory they push is BEYOND thick. The guy saw a bear busting through the brush, picked an opening in front of it and shot when it hit the opening. He didn't realize how small it was until they recovered it.

I have friends in the fraternity that were present on that drive. It's one of those "split second decision" moments. The guy regrets it for what it's worth.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:51 PM
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Yeah I will agree sometimes its tuogh to tell how big they are coming through the laurels. I could see not being from PA it would be hard to see how it can happen. For those who arent from PA. We cant bait so you dont always get the best look at the bear. Most of the bear are shot in drives and they can motor. Im not saying it was right or wrong but I can see how the mistake was made.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:11 PM
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I went to the website and viewed the article. This is my first time and first season as a hunter but have gone hunting every season with my hubby for the past 8 years and he has taught me well on the value's and ethic's of hunting . Even though I have personally never shot anything let along held a rifle until these past few weeks but I would have let the lil critter walk.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:28 PM
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I say let the little guy go. Take a few shots with the camera but let her develope into a nice lookin sow
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:57 AM
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For start we all know this is not albino it is just a blond bear. I see the photo and it looks like 47 lbs was average for these hunters. I see this alot some hunters have a very hard time turnung down a colour bear. Don't take a 6.8 black but shoot a 4.8 colour.
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:45 PM
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47 pounds??????????????????? Give me a break, I dont care what the rules say. All three of those bears should have been allowed to walk. We dont even shoot 47 pound hogs here. Talk about a lack of hunters ethics legal or not, the guys should have waited. Nothing to be proud of in that picture.
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