Just a question to those out there about thoughts of shooting game birds on the ground (or in the tree). When I was younger, we used to hunt partridge with .22s. Just sneak through the woods, keep an eye out and pop 'em when you saw one. Some flushed, but most would sit tight long enough to let you get a bead. Am sure for everyone I saw, I walked by 4 others. This was a common way of hunting them. Got a few pheseant the same way, but they were pretty scarce. Now I use a shot gun, and enjoy the wing shooting, have had a several doubles, and even a debatable triple, but I still don't lose any sleep about shooting one on the ground or in a tree branch if I'm lucky enough to see it before it takes off. Have met some folks who think that shooting them on the ground or hunting birds with a rifle is a sin ranked only slightly behind child molesting. Actually I think hunting them with the .22 is harder and more sporting. Maybe it's just me, but the past several years think they've modified thier camoflage and are even harder to see, or could be the new glasses. Questions are: 1. Am I a scum-bag slob for shooting birds on the ground? 2. Do you shoot birds on the ground if you have the opportunity? 3. If you do shoot them on the ground, do you admitt it?