B&C 100 Class
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Whats the deal with all the head shot hunting lately?
This may seem like I'm whining a bit, but over the last year I have heard so much talk about using headshots, with underpowered rifles, for the game they are hunting for. It always seems to be young kids that are just getting into hunting, or think they are some sort of snipers. I try to explain that a head shot is not a good choice, nor should it the first choice at a shot. I'm fairly young, but was always taught to take a high percentage shot, and the more variables you can subtract, the more positive the outcome. I don't see why the head shot is all the craze now???? To me the lung/heart area is my go to spot. A 243 is the mininum that I was tought was a deer rifle. At the gun range we have a bunch of new people coming in, and I'm kinda getting sick about hearing how they are going to go out this deer season and head shot their monster buck with a sub deer cartridge. I live in central/northern Michigan. Is this becoming more common in your areas too? Like I said maybe I'm over thinking it, but you should respect any animal you are hunting for enough to make a clean ethical kill.