Thread: Ethics of C&R
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:06 PM
jgduckhunter jgduckhunter is offline
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Default something to consider

I am not so simple-minded as to think all fish released live, but most do. There are several studies on bass tournaments that can be found if anyone wants some specific numbers. I feel guilty sometimes if i injure a fish that i cannot keep, but I also assume that this fish will feed turtles or catfish or something that would otherwise be chasing live prey. That's one way to look at it or you can just eat it. They really are quite tasty. It's not that hard to carry a cooler and a stringer just in case. As for feeling guilty about having fun at the fish's expense here is one thing to consider that I don't think I have seen mentioned yet. If it wasn't for all the permits and equipment we as fishermen (and women) purchase there would be no money to make sure all these streams and creeks are filled to potential with the little fishes.
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