Taking simultaneous shots
Later this week elk season opens. There are three of us and we are in a spike only unit. Last night I finally laid eyed on the herd and there were four spikes that I know of. IF things line up just right we could have the chance for all three of us to pull the trigger at the same time, but is it a good idea?
If we could get within around 200 yards I don't have a problem doing it that way, but it would be a very tall order to get three guys that close to the bulls without alerting any cows. Since we will most likely be shooting from farther out, I'm afraid that I'll pull the shot. I prefer to be surprised by the shot rather than having to make the gun fire on the count of three.
On the other hand, my fear is that once one person shoots, the whole herd will make tracks for the next county. What I have seen before with other animals (not with elk) is that the first shot kind of confuses them. They aren't exactly sure where it came from so they just stand there. Once a second shot rings out they are off.
Does anyone have any experience with these situations? I would prefer to take turns but my hunting partners would want to try shooting at the same time. It's their hunt too so their opinions count.