Ethical hunters treat the sport of hunting with respect, both before and after a shot. Hunting has two types of rules: written and unwritten rules. It is a code of conduct or code of honor that the place of true hunting is all in itself. In hunting, obeying the law is not enough. Without ethics, a man or woman who has a hunting permit will be poor in obedience to hunting laws and still be an unruly sportsman.
It is not illegal to shoot an animal (of any kind) at a hunting range in any country, either by walking and shooting at a distance of more than 600 meters (with a rifle) or shooting a flying bird at an altitude of more than 100 meters, or shooting with arrows at animals that are outside their effective firing range.
But a hunter who has ethics knows well the limits of his equipment, his shooting ability, and always tries to take one shot (Clean Shot). An ethical hunter will certainly be very careful in firing his shot, because if he does not hit a deadly target, it will only hurt his prey. In addition, ethical hunters obey all laws when engaging in hunting sports. Not all shooting sportsmen have good hunting skills. Thus, if he didn’t have good shooting skills yet, he would work hard to study and practice it diligently.
By continuing to learn good and correct hunting techniques, he would have respect for their prey. He will also hunt only in a fair manner, not hurting his target. For a hunter with good etiquette, it is impossible against the law to shoot a bird on the ground or a duck swimming in water or a rabbit in hiding. A hunter who understands hunting etiquette, would never do that.
Ethical hunters treat the sport of hunting with respect both before and after a shot. That is why, ethical bird hunters, they are also able to maintain manners if they use trained dogs. These trained dogs are used not only to find targeted birds, but also to recover birds when they fall. And, this can only be done by trained dogs, especially for hunting. The ethical hunter never takes more than the legal limit of the game. Thus, a hunter will not carelessly use weapons in hunting. Or, a hunter will not exceed the time limit for the use of hunting weapons.
Sharing Knowledge And Opportunities
There are two types of people in this world, giver and receiver. The ethical hunter is a giver. This means that he will share a lot of knowledge and opportunities with other hunters. He doesn’t want to be greedy in hunting. When hunting, he will provide opportunities for his friends to shoot prey targets. In essence, he wanted to share the fun with fellow hunters. Ethical hunters are also willing to take the time to introduce young people to the experience of hunting (regenerated hunting).
Sharing experiences with fellow hunters is an important moment during hunting. Meanwhile, for unethical hunters, he never gives or shares knowledge and opportunities to anyone, even he is reluctant to take a break while hunting. These are people who brag about their success when they hit a target or make excuses when they don’t. They would hunt as if the target was private property and show no respect for the hunting ground they were on.And more importantly, an ethical hunter will also understand and really maintain the conservation or balance of nature. If there is a crowd of prey targets in sight, he knows exactly which animals deserve to be shot and which ones are not. He will not shoot young animals or pregnant female animals.
On the other hand, a hunter who has no ethics will shoot at will, whatever the prey is in sight. This behavior then triggers a reaction of sentiment from those who do not like hunting activities.