09-05-2010, 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Hunting Man
Man, I was looking for more back up!
I'm not sure I've ever heard a worse suggestion than that one, on archery shots.
okay more backing.
there are enough things that go wrong even when trying to do things text book, so starting off with very iffy, unethical (because there is a very good chance of only wounding and not recovering), is wrongheadedness. what is wrong with passing a bad shot? nothing passing a bad shot shows more self-discipline, a stronger moral character, and more wisdom. most moral and ethical hunters will be more proud of someone that passes a bad shot than if they shot a record buck in the hip, tracked it for miles in warm weather, only to recover it days later by the smell and circling buzzards.
a guy try to finish a doe off with a bow, that was hit by a car. he tried to shoot it between the eyes. the arrow went in the eye and didn't finish the deer. now the thing is thrashing around, stove up from the car, with an arrow sticking out of its eye. so someone ended up hitting it in the head with an eswing. that put the poor thing out of its misery.
promoting such behavior is, well there are so many words that come to mind but i'll just say, wrong. i don't want a guy that promotes such a thing in the woods hunting and for sure nowhere around me.