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Scenario: you are an adult convert to hunting and you know most, but not all of your state's game laws. In your state, kids unde

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  • rudyglove27
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    Tell the truth!

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  • rudyglove27
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    Tell the truth!

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  • 60256
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    What kind of sportsmen are you people anyway??? Lie to the warden? that's just being stupid. Just tell the truth.

    Nate

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  • silsbyj
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    All of the game wardens I know would much rather you tell the truth than lie to them. You might still get a warning or even a ticket but usually they will let you keep the game. An honest mistake is still honest until you throw some BS in there.

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  • KMB33
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    I would say tell the truth. Tell him you are new to this and explain whhat happened. If the warden is an understanding you could just as easily keep the deer as get it cofiscated. Then go to the courthouse and get acomplete copy of your states hunting and fishing laws. Then never make the mistake again.

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  • Sharkfin
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    I agree that lying is wrong but I'd still probably do it IF I were in this situation. However I can't see myself getting in this situation because I am obsessive about reading and completely understanding the DNR's rules and regs. I probably read the things 10-15 times a year just to make sure I understand everything. If any of my hunting buddies want to mix things up and try new stuff I'll go back and read them again looking for any information about what they want to try, like drives, food plots, baiting, etc. There is one piece of property I hunt that one of the guys put a corn feeder on. I quit hunting that property as soon as I found out. I have a cousin that got a ticket when he was coming out of the woods at night on his 4wheeler with the lights on because he put a jacket on over his orange vest. Now, it was completely dark, he was on a Honda Rancher 350 with the lights on. Common sense would lead one to believe that was better than the orange vest. He was much, much more visable than I was walking out behind him with my orange vest on in the dark, no flash light, but he still got a ticket. Is the purpose of the rule to make people wear orange or maximize visibility? Didn't make sense to me but that warden was a strict by the book guy. Could he have let him go with a warning? Yes! Did he? No!

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  • mdhager115
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    I would say it is mine, and be extremely sorry to my son. It'd be way worse if his buck was taken.

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  • Jim in Mo
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    I think your in deep doo doo either way. Around here you need a transportation tag on the deer, either yours or your sons'. If there's no tag because of a persons ignorance then you better 'fess up because the wardens going to now think you've been poaching especially since your son is mysteriously absent. Yep, your in deep doo doo.

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  • texasfirst
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    These are all quality answers, but so far I think Golfing Sportsman and Clay are correctamundo. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, AND TOLD THE TRUTH! And felt like a dumbass to boot.

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  • pumakitchen
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    Tell the truth, Officers are taught to detect if somebody is lying. Not to mention what kind of message are you sending you son. Even if you get away with it at the time, your son will likely figure it out someday. I can understand that you might be new to hunting but half the fun of hunting is the planning, and preperation. Lastly I know some game wardens and most of them are pretty decent people, tell the truth and they may surprise you. Even in the deer is confiscated and you get a ticket you will have learned a good lesson that you can pass on to others.

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  • Golfing Sportsman
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    Clay I couldn't agree more, this is a teaching opportunity, this is a chance for you to man up and say I was wrong and I accept the consequences for my actions. You will be teaching your son responsibly and integrity, you will not just say "do the right thing" you actually have a chance to do it. This is a life lesson that will live with your son much longer than any venison or trophy mount will. This is a great question because it is about so much more than a deer, it is about honesty and integrity and doing the right thing even if it isn't easy.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    As an avid Sportsman, tell me the truth and it “may and I say may” cost you. Lie to me and it will cost you everything!!


    Of course ignorance of the law is no excuse, but I do understand reading there regulations and the interpretation of the regulation and for the person that wrote it doesn’t understand it either especially after print. You may have to go 4 to 6 separate different pages to figure it out. This may be your best defense!


    BUN DAR, DUN DAT!


    Bottom line, would I lie about it? NO! This is a valuable lesson for both you and the youngster will learn! I’d rather have something to go wrong in my presence rather than to try to lie my way out of it.


    Bring them up in the ways of a Sportsman and they will be Sportsman!


    If I was the Game Warden and you told me the truth, I’d probably and more likely cut you some slack, just don’t do it again!

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  • buckhunter
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    I'd tag the deer with my tag and lie to the game warden. I wouldn't be proud of it but it beats losing the deer.

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  • Del in KS
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    Tell the truth and it will set you free.

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  • victorytw228
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    I have heard of game wardens pulling you apart from your hunting buddy and asking yall the same questions and seeing if you are lying. So it would be hard to lie. But I guess if you saw him coming and you had time to lie you could pull it off, but then it would be even harder on your conscious cause you had to plan it out with your son! I would lie.

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