I agree with the above statment. As far as the deer video is concerned, he made a good shot with a good blood trail and recovered his deer. I fail to see the problem. Not all hunting situations look like the ones you see on TV. He's not doing anything illegal and he is "hunting" after all. Hunting is not always a beautiful thing when it comes to the kill. You cant sit here and say that every shot that you have ever taken on any kind of game has always been perfect. I agree that his mistake is posting it.tacklebury said:I'd say death throes are part of hunting too, but for posting videos I agree it's unnecessary. Nothing different here than hunting in an area with an oak tree or beechnut etc. Why do you hunt there, because food draws them to the area for food. I have personally taken squirrels (rarely) at 100 yards with a good rest. Head shots aren't the ticket at that range with a .22, so the boiler room is where you put it. The only problem I see with posting something like this publicly is it gives animal advocate groups another thing to show and say, "see how horrible hunters are to make it suffer." The reality is that they suffer much longer by other means of death, ie. constriction, a cat trying to kill them or dogs, etc. Hopefully, some well meaning person will explain this to the person posting that (if they aren't PETA doing it on purpose) it can cause problems and to keep the videos private.
In a nutshell, thank you!bilmac said:This is pretty much what happens when we shoot something, there is a lot of flopping around when you make a head shot, shots to the chest are less dramatic but take some time, and who hasn't made a bad shot occasionally. The difference here is that the guy got some real close up photography of it. Not something I would want to do, but it is reality.