Originally Posted by M_Shock
So how is it an irresponsible interaction to call someone out on something they screwed up on? That's how people learn...
From the way he told the story it sounded kinda like they saw the bull, got excited and just started slinging lead at it. It got hit a couple times but apparently not very well since it wasn't found... You can stand up for they kid all you want, but there is no way your going to convince me that this was just an innocent mistake. It was totally irresponsible and neither him nor his dad should have even thought about shooting unless they new full well that they would be able to make a clean and ethical kill.
Never said it was irresponsible. Who made you God? I'm saying it's rude and inconsiderate. If that's your role in life, to point out any flaw you can find in anyone else's hunt or Post, then I would have to conclude that you believe you have the right, and a mandate, to do so. Go for it, if you want to taint the young man's hunting Thread further.
Did he ask you for your corrective oversight and comments? What did he say to lead you to believe his intent for posting the Thread was to receive a lecture from others with the "better than thou" attitude.
I'm not trying to convince you of anything. I'm pointing out the flaws in your attitude and responses, and giving you back some of what you're delivering to the OP.
How do you know they didn't believe they'd prepared properly? How do you know they didn't get buck fever and become non-functional. I knew an elderly man that got so excited hunting whitetails with his archery equipment that he would shoot into the ground in front of a deer standing 25 feet away. He was deadly on targets. One morning I walked over to his blind and he had bitten the pipe stem off his corncob pipe due to uncontrollable excitement while some does walked past at very close range. Nicest adult hunter I ever knew in my younger years. As ethical as the sky is blue. The answer to how do you know? You don't.
So the fact that you believe I'm insistent on changing your mind is a mistake. All I'm doing is making you look immature and arrogant for insisting on delivering your all-knowing better than thou corrective comments. Corrective comments based around your standards of conduct and ethics. Which you're eager to enforce on other members.
If you're truly interested in providing what you believe to be corrective advice to the OP, why don't you try sending him a personal message, rather than crowing like a rooster on the Forum? Or would you not find that as satisfying?
Make no mistake about one thing, He never solicited your opinion or ethics. Never even asked for your passing comments. You're the one that's made the decision to correct and impose your standards. Simply can't contain yourself? Have to talk down in front of an audience?
Your's and other posts reek of an effort to force your personal ethics on another member's hunting experience after-the-fact. The 17 year old hunter displays a lot of maturity, in comparison.
Have no misunderstanding: I fully understand you feel the need, and believe it's your God given duty to correct other's hunting experiences on this public Forum. I can't help that. That part would be up to you, and you alone.