Originally Posted by Grouseman
Just to let you know this is no fish story and I would gladly prove it to you. Cow elk at 102 yards arrow entered in front of back leg quartering forward through her stomach lodging in her front shoulder Two other hunters were on the other side of the clear cut to witness this. As a matter of fact I have taken other elk from 15 yards to 75 yards. The hundred yard shot was to prove people wrong about arrow penetration at longer yards. Hey maybe you should ask the boys at myth busters huh!
Not sure how someone would go about proving this? Maybe do it again with a video camera....but please don't.
Personally, I'd pass on the long range, maybe the shot will hit the mark, hail mary, the animal will suffer if the shot doesn't hit the mark, or any number of other things that would go wrong. And I'd certainly never shoot an animal throught the rear end to get to the vitals. I shoot some targets from the roof of the house to 75+ yards in the backyard, but those don't move and they certainly don't suffer if the shot was blown by a gust of wind.
Most arrows fired from even some of the fastest bows would fail to penetrate even half the distance needed to get vitals under perfect conditions. Never mind what happens if a gust, say 15mph kicks in at full value and the arrow hits heavy bone!
But I guess since this was just a cow elk, it didn't real matter if the shot went wrong?