Ahh, I was right. You are a Chalky.Actually, I have taught english and physics. Many years ago....
Your last post about no experience, not understanding the tool, and not respecting the quarry.....
What makes you think you have the right or knowledge to say that? Do you know my background? Were you there? Did you see it happen?
No experience, huh? First time hunting with a crossbow, yes. Lack of understanding, no. I simply trusted my friend, who has been hunting longer than probably both of us have been alive. I had no reason not to trust him. I put the arrow in the best place I could. I have a very good understanding of anatomy, and I have been butchering and doing vet work on animals for 20 years. The arrow should have gone through the rear of the heart and both lungs at a 90 degree angle, if everything was where it should have been (meaning organs). I had shot the crossbow at a target before hunting, so I knew where it shot. I was calm when I shot the deer and I noted all behavior and cues from the deer. Everything indicated that she died in about 7 seconds and was laying in the bushes, dead as a doornail.
How many animals have I killed "cleanly"? I have no idea, hundreds if not thousands. I take no joy in the taking of life, but I do it as quickly as possible. Ask anyone who knows me or has hunted with me and they will tell you that I do not "miss". I was taught to kill the animal as quickly and humanely as possible.
I have no idea how much it lost or made, I didn't collect and measure it, nor did I bother to ask the deer. The important thing is that no deer that I know of has that much blood, which is what you suggested.Loss of blood will stop the heart at some point. About 7-10 litres will do it.
Three questions , What would possess you to do such a thing to start with and then tell us about it and what does it have to do with this thread ?Whenever I am asked to put someone s horse down I use a 12 gage with buck shot. People usually won't be there to watch but incase they do I don't want them to see their horse flopping around.stand back a few yards for total brain coverage.