Originally Posted by jwp475
If one doesn't want to hurt the animal then don't shoot it...
That's got to be about the craziest (being very polite here) answer I could imagine when talking about someone deliberately shooting a bear in the ass, while the bear was walking away.
Are you implying that you think it's o.k. to shoot a big game animal anywhere in the body, under any conditions just so you hope you can finally "bag" him and haul him home?
I don't care if the bear/deer/elk/moose etc. was the biggest on its kind on the face of the earth. If it was walking away from me, I would not shoot and take a chance of wounding and not humanely killing and recovering the animal.