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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2019, 06:57:05 PM »
Everyone jumps to conclusions, that second pose with a bad shot could also be the case

Agreed. Also could have been an unseen deflect, ricochet. Sucks to see whatever the reason.
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2019, 07:24:29 PM »
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2019, 08:43:18 PM »
If you released this arrow you should be ashamed of yourself. As hunters, we should always strive to put animals down in the quickest way possible. This looks like someone took a bad shot hoping to get lucky and this bull walks around paying the price. Way to go dirtbag.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2019, 08:59:55 PM »
 :yeah:
If you released this arrow you should be ashamed of yourself. As hunters, we should always strive to put animals down in the quickest way possible. This looks like someone took a bad shot hoping to get lucky and this bull walks around paying the price. Way to go dirtbag.
 :yeah:

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2019, 06:21:49 AM »
If you released this arrow you should be ashamed of yourself. As hunters, we should always strive to put animals down in the quickest way possible. This looks like someone took a bad shot hoping to get lucky and this bull walks around paying the price. Way to go dirtbag.

You don't sound like an archery hunter - just a guess. We have no idea what happened on this shot. I know it looks like a frontal shot failure. However, the bull could've wheeled on the release, or something else. None of us know. Bullets are instant. Arrows aren't. Archery comes with the possibility of a good shot that turns to chit. I hope it serves as a reminder that we need to take the best shot or none at all.
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2019, 06:39:45 AM »
Only difference between this and a poor rifle shot is you can see the arrow...lots of elk running around with lead in them..sure sucks to look at but unless it's your arrow I would be hesitant to pass judgement on the hunter or the scenario..since I know I don't live in a perfect world.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2019, 08:51:01 AM »
 :yeah:  great reply
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2019, 09:46:34 AM »
If you released this arrow you should be ashamed of yourself. As hunters, we should always strive to put animals down in the quickest way possible. This looks like someone took a bad shot hoping to get lucky and this bull walks around paying the price. Way to go dirtbag.

You don't sound like an archery hunter - just a guess. We have no idea what happened on this shot. I know it looks like a frontal shot failure. However, the bull could've wheeled on the release, or something else. None of us know. Bullets are instant. Arrows aren't. Archery comes with the possibility of a good shot that turns to chit. I hope it serves as a reminder that we need to take the best shot or none at all.
I've shot a doe through the neck and into the heart from frontal left side. Problem is, she was standing broadside perfectly the opposite side at 35 yards.  She wheeled around that fast that I shot her on the opposite side  if ever so slightly. I most certainly was not ashamed of my shot. Even if I would have missed completely. Somebody out there is probably a lot better at that shooting thing than the rest of us.  :dunno:

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2019, 10:02:33 AM »
having seen animals completely arch down and dodge arrows, wheel around, richochet and 100 other scenarios there are a lot of internet warriors on here.  Sucks he has an arrow in his nose.  To assume it's a bad shot is careless..  Luckily with riffle often you have a second chance to finish off when it happens.  Kind of hard with an arrow.  There is no such thing as a shot without risk.  period.  Unless you guys are good enough to get 3' away and execute one.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2019, 10:10:59 AM »
He will survive.  We shot a bull years back that had an arrow shaft up his nose.  The broadhead was lodged bellow his eye.  He had broken off the arrow shaft right at his nose.  This bull will probably have to break this off as well or it will effect his feeding.
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2019, 11:47:50 AM »
The second picture is all the proof you need to understand that that hit COULD have happened with a PERFECT shot opportunity.

As a friend of mine once said: "we're trying to kill these animals. Don't be surprised if one sometimes gets hurt."

It sucks for sure. But no elk in the wild dies in bed on a morphine drip.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2019, 05:47:50 PM »
that elk could have been broadside looking at the guy or frontal . either way just a terrible shot . feel bad for the bull.
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2019, 06:24:19 PM »
I've been watching this thread and am glad the brakes were pumped on the arm chair quarterbacks speculating on what happened.  Obviously I don't know the circumstances regarding this but I can tell you what I know.  One year gearing up for archery season I stood beside someone who practiced 3-4 times per week shooting at different distances.  By the end of summer she could consistently hit playing cards at 60 yards enough with her 55 lb compound bow that I didn't have a problem with her shooting at that distance in the field.  She didn't get a chance to release on a big game animal until the day after Thanksgiving.  Blacktail deer perfectly broadside at 33 yards looking back at us.  We've done the practice all year long that she drew her bow so I knew she was comfortable with the shot.  I hit the range finder and whispered "33 yards" and started the countdown....3,2,1 release.  as soon as she released the deer hit the ground.  That was weird.  Never saw a deer hit with an arrow drop in its tracks and not move.  Stood there for a minute and no movement.  The deer was in the wide open and no branches/twigs between the deer and us.  Walked up to the deer and she shot the spike directly up the nose and the broadhead lodged in the brain.  about 15" of arrow/fletching sticking out of his nose.  Deer was stone dead and have no idea how the arrow flew 20 inches right from the point of aim.  Still bothers her to this day (approx. 10 years later) and I won't bring it up because she feels so bad about it even though she probably spent more time practicing than most people do.  I wonder how much vitriol is directed towards this because it is a beautiful bull elk compared to a pic of a doe that would have the same arrow sticking out its snout
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2019, 08:33:40 PM »
the does walking around town with arrows sticking out of various places in the head usually have at least the same, if not more ire. 



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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2019, 09:04:43 PM »
I have archery hunted a fair amount. I have hunted Archery Whitetails and Elk across multiple states. I have never even come close to shooting an animal up the snout. I have had whitetail string jump me, but they never have turned towards me to produce this outcome.

This was a bad call by an inexperienced hunter. Simple as that.

 


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