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This month, as you pause to reflect on all the planning, application of field skills and good fortune that culminated in killing that deer (or elk or bear) at your feet, take an extra moment before notching your carcass tag. Use half that moment to thank the animal that will feed your family, and which ginned up so much adventure and excitement in its pursuit. Then use the other half to think about the legal and social implications of what you’re about to do.

This transition between a successful hunt and everything that comes next is

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