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    DaveinBremerton

    Also,

    Once my brother found himself in a confrontation with a mountain lion.  He shot at the cat with a .30-06 and hit it but the cat ran off.  He came and got me, then we both tracked the thing until we could verify it was dead.
    You guys are brave and a little bit crazy.  A wounded cat can be a VERY dangerous animal.  That can be a good way to die.

    We can NOT pretend to be a democracy when we have secret laws, with secret courts, with secret verdicts, with secret prisoners, in secret prisons!

    by MusicFarmer on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 10:03:39 AM PST

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    •  No ethical alternative (1+ / 0-)
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      We were hunting deer and the cat stalked him, but the rules remain the same...track a wounded animal until you find it or the task is clearly hopeless.  The only deer I ever lost was hit hard in the lungs but managed to burrow deep into a thorn thicket.  I worked over that thicket for about 3 days, hoping crows or a buzzard would lead me to the critter...no luck.

      "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Gandhi

      by DaveinBremerton on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 02:19:21 PM PST

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      •  oh, I understand.... (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't let animals get away either.  I've done my fair share of tracking, one time was over 3 miles to recover a wounded deer  - and I always push my friends farther into looking for an animal than they would otherwise - but there is a big difference between tracking a wounded animal that was prey, and tracking a wounded animal that is higher on the food chain than you.  Just saying - there is a definite pucker factor there.  

        We can NOT pretend to be a democracy when we have secret laws, with secret courts, with secret verdicts, with secret prisoners, in secret prisons!

        by MusicFarmer on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 03:09:44 PM PST

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