So an interesting side topic is spinning off of the What your longest ethical range on whitetail deer thread: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...ngest-ethical-range-on-whitetail-deer.880417/ So I though it was such an interesting topic that I created a new thread, this thread. The basic crux of that discussion was does the status/label placed on a animal have an impact on how strict a hunters must strive for a quick ethical kill. The two main arguments seem to be: One side argues that some animals, typically Game animals, require/deserve a higher level of care and effort when being harvested that they are killed quickly and humanely. Conversely some animals deemed Varmints, Pests, and/or invasive species did not warrant the same level of care in their harvest and taking shots with a lower percentage chance of being a quick and human kill was more acceptable due to that status. Another side argues that if you are going to intentionally kill an animal then it should receive a quick and humane kill independent of such labels as Game, Predators, Varmint/Pest etc. I am sure there are some more nuanced sides/views to the argument but I think that sets the stage. Also interesting is who defines what animals fit under the various labels like Game, Predators, Fur-bearing, Varmint/Pest? I am sure we can probably even come up of a few examples of animals that are considered Game animal in some parts of the country but Varmint/Pest in other parts, even setting invasive species aside.