Out There: A question of ethics

Defining what is ethical and what is not is a difficult task, but it's important before we act to ask, 'Is this right?'

Updated: September 28, 2004, 1:33 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton |
Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

Do you consider yourself an ethical hunter and angler?

I do, and you probably do, too. But at one time or another, you and I have been in situations where our ethics were questionable.

I remember a bowhunting trip where a nice buck stepped into an opening 75 yards away. The deer was beyond my limited range of accuracy, but it was obvious he wouldn't come closer and would disappear within seconds. I wanted that buck, so I raised my bow and released an arrow.

To my great disappointment, ...

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