Trying to argue with potlickers just ain't worth the effort. Go ahead kill and cripple them all. It seems that no matter of reason can make a difference with those that insist on killing and crippling that many birds. You also can't tell me that a lot of those birds don't get wasted. Unless you have lots and lots of people to give them away they're being wasted. I make them into sausage and jerky, but even I can't handle more than a hundred or so each year. Take as many as you will use, anything else is unethical. If the vast majority of the birds that were being hit were collected and eaten I wouldn't have any problem with sneaking, but with over a thousand, give me a break.