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Old January 29, 2013, 12:38 PM   #31
Brian Pfleuger
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Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
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I don't see how it is impossible, sure Sweden isn't Alaska
What ABOUT Alaska? Or Colorado? Or similar states? Or Canada? Some guys are hunting several days travel into the wilderness, sometimes accessible only by air. Requiring a hunting dog for them would be near on impossible and certainly prohibitively expensive. And for what? My experience indicates about a 7% chance of wounding an animal and being unable to recover it. A good number of that 7% are wounded such that they don't die, so no recovery by dog or any other method short of shooting from a helicopter would recover them.

Yeah, we're humans, we have ethics. Those ethics extend to making a reasonable effort to make a good shot and a reasonable effort to recover wounded animals. If you do those two things, a lost animal is not a moral or ethical issue. It happens. It's life. They're animals.
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