We as hunters all subscribe to some code of ethics. I recently saw the Rowland Ward Guild of Field Sportsmen's Code of conduct. I would be interested to know what those of you who hunt think of it and what you believe should be added or amended. Please give motivation for your suggestions Code Of Conduct • That at all times a Member will extend every courtesy, privilege and assistance to a fellow Field Sportsman. • That all hunting be conducted only during the hours of natural light. • That no creature be hunted for sport in an enclosed area of such size that such creature is not self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency includes the ability of the animal to exercise its natural inclination to escape from the hunter as well as catering for all its basic needs such as water, food, shelter and breeding. • That no shooting take place from, or within a short distance of a vehicle, nor the use of vehicles to drive game. • That no shooting take place from, or within a short distance of an aircraft. • That no aircraft be used to spot or drive game, nor the use of aircraft to land hunters within a short distance of game for the purpose of hunting the game so spotted. • That only hunting weapons of such power and calibre that are capable of killing game quickly and efficiently at practical ranges be employed. • That all forms of competition in the field between Sportsmen whilst hunting and fishing be avoided. • That no creature be killed for sport, that is deemed to be immature, breeding or dependant and cannot, by virtue of its trophy or flesh, be fully utilised. • That every effort is made to respect and safeguard the property of the landowner. • That a landowner-member extend every courtesy, comfort and assistance possible to a member who hunts or fishes on his property. • That a Professional Hunter/Guide-member makes sure that his clients understand and are fully aware of the Guild’s Code of Ethics and Standards that will be upheld during the course of any hunt. • That a sportsman respects with understanding, the attitudes, feelings and principles of those that do not engage in activities of Field Sport. • That a Sportsman should conduct his sport with due regard to his own physical capabilities, recognise his limitiations and responsibility to his companions or assistants. • The Guild recognises that ’culling’, ’cropping’, ’trapping’, ’capture’ and vermin control are a necessary part of game management as long as they are conducted with consideration and humane treatment of the wildlife involved. However, at no time can these activities be regarded in the context of Field Sports.