Originally Posted by grit
It sounds like you shot this fellow in the neck, facing you, intentionally. If so, what are your experiences / thoughts on these types of shots? I'm interested in expanding my knowledge base and increasing my opportunities.
I have taken 2 bulls and about half dozen bucks with neck shots and have put them all down. This bull in his tracks and the other went 20 yards. There is 2 huge arteries and the spinal cord in the neck and it hard not to hit one of them. You can tell as soon as you hit one of them as you will see blood gushing or hit the bone and he will go down. He was slighly quartering away looking back in my direction standing behind a few trees. If not just take a seat for a couple of hours and go slow.
I dont really care what anyone else thinks as long as I feel confident I will do it. It is something a person will have todecide on for themselves. I have lost a couple of animals with a gun and only one with a bow, it happens.
If someone wants to call me unethical its fine. I shoot almost everyday and know what I am capable of.
If the ethical police want to pick on someone I would suggest hitting the shops both gun and bow looking for the people that want a weapon so they can going the next day.
“A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. The ethics of sportsmanship is not a fixed code, but must be formulated by the individual, with no referee but the Almighty.” Aldo Leupold