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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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575 Yard shot down the throat.

After a days of hunting for a decent buck I finally spotted this guy at 600 yards. He dropped like a sack of potatoes. When I got down to him a half hour later there was no blood anywhere but a softball sized hole down his throat. I'll never see this again:

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 06:47 PM
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Sorry but the ethics here are not what I condone and not something I would put on u-tube. My personal opinion as a moderator will be to delete the post, however, I will defer to popular thoughts on this one. This kind of post makes me sick especially the laughing and bragging like it was something all hunters do. I may be way off on my take but even the moderators get an opinion. Let know what you all think. I think the taking of the particular shot was just plain wrong even if the animal was harvested as the margin of error was off the chart.
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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 09:10 PM
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Agreed. My longest shot was right at 250 and that's about where I draw the line. I usually say to each his own but that is so far beyond the norm for most people.

I wonder how many animals have died a slow and agonizing death from shots like that? To many probably.
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 11:14 PM
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I agree with HM....
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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 11:19 PM
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Well I'm gonna get a little heat but I don't care, but for starts I would not have you tube'ed that ! That's nasty, and a 600 yard shoot? REALY ? Unless your some specially trained sniper I would never atemp a shot like that, thankfully since you made contact you were able to harvest the animal !
Now as far as the shot. First I live in ky so no open desert area here. Mostly hilly wooded area and most shots are under 60 yards and never over 100 yards, I've been hunting since I was about 12, I'm 35 now. I have filled or nerly filled my tags every year and I have never mounted any of them but they have all been ate by me and my friends n family. Well I grew up with you heart shoot and I hunted this way for years, and for years I destroyed the heart (wich I save and give to a friend out of ever deer now), front shoulders, and having to track n pack deer up n down thick hilly woods. So I started head shooting. Drop in their tracks, I don't destroy any meat, can usually get my truck to were I shoot them. I mean REALY people talk about ethics, shoot one in the head that drops dead, or in the heart that goes 20 yards and dies or lungs and runs 100 yards and goes and chokes on it's blood for another 10 mins then dies, then you cut out all than meat caz it's all bruised up. Now I wouldn't recommend my method if your one of them trophy hunters that only hunt for that one buck a year just for your wall. And as far as now hunting witch I mostly do I do still heart/ lung shot because the arrow does not cause the damage to the meat a bullet does. Just my 2 cent.
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There are a few who with good practice with proper equipment can shoot that distance. My point is as hunters we should wait for a (proper shot) on a game animal at all distances. I don't want to run this too far, it's just that I got really ticked at the way we as hunters are sometimes misrepresented.
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 11:33 PM
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Totally agree HM, I call them (poke-n-hope hunters) and I get a little fired up over them as well
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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 11:54 PM
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I don't think the range of the shot is in question here. if it is, then I think it is up to the shooter to decide what is ethical and or manageable. I have seen videos of clean shots taken at ranges of 1000 yds and more and these animals dropped on impact.
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Wyoming Elk at 1000 Yards Kill Shot - YouTube
1602 yard shot 338 edge - YouTube
Long Range Hunting. 1100 Yard bull moose kill - YouTube

Now if were talking about shooting an animal facing you as this one surly was then I agree there is questionable ethics involved.

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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 08:00 AM
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I find it hard to believe that a "down the throat shot" was the intended target area. Disclaimer - I did not watch the video and have no interest to. These kind of "stories" give me a sick feeling (I've had my fair share of shots gone bad for various reasons which have led to situations that I will not discuss in a public forum). I know some are able to make shots out to way long yardage but its not hunting to me. I've stated this before and it has been weighing heavy on me lately that us Hunters need to be careful about what we put out there for the world to view.

I agree with you HM.
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-17-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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I agree with you HM, this looks to be nothing more than a failed attempt at making this guy look like a sharp shooter or hunter.

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Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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