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Offline KFhunter

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2019, 09:08:25 PM »
an arrow leaving an animal suffering is going to draw negative comments


If I seen that during mod firearm season I would have tried to shoot that arrow, maybe even a nick might allow the elk to break it off ?


It looks like the elk might have been going hungry, looks a bit thin on the hams and can see the hips
« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 09:25:56 PM by KFhunter »

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2019, 07:57:07 AM »
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.

So you admit to having game move during your shot, but not like this, so it's due to "inexperience", because you have "archery hunted a fair amount" ????

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2019, 08:40:18 AM »
I had a whitetail buck jump the string from about 15 yards several years ago. I couldn't believe how fast that animal moved. I've not seen it but have hear of animals whirling and doing all kinds of other things instead of ducking like the buck I shot at did. I no longer shoot at animals that are aware of my presence but I'm not positive that is a guarantee they can't Dodge an arrow. I forget the number but I calculated my arrow speed and how long it would take to travel 15 yards, and the reaction time that deer had, extrapolated out to 40 yards or more a previously unaware animal could probably move a fair amount too.

There's lots of stuff we can do to minimize the chance of a bad shot but there's no eliminating all risk of it. Could very easily have been somebody took a shot they knew was a bad shot and didn't care and moved on without any attempt at trailing the animal or could have been someone who spends 60 days a year in the field with a bow in hand trying to harvest his 30th elk.

It's a bummer either way but I'm not joining the posse to go round the person up base on a picture.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2019, 08:54:35 AM »
If a ricochet hit's him in the nose, you'll be crucified online. But if it takes out his jugular, it's an EPIC SHOT!

Stuff happens, and it sometimes ends up bad.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2019, 09:04:48 AM »
 :yeah:

 My brother had a bull up on South Prairie out of Trout Lake at 30yds or so one year in the old growth timber. The light wasn't the best due to the canopy of that old growth being so thick and when he released his arrow it went left and barely missed that bulls eyeball as he turned toward us at the same time. After the shot we walked it out and at about 25 yds was an old dead vine maple branch sticking up... You couldn't see it from where we were because it was blending in so well. Lots of these scenarios like this if you think back over the year's...

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2019, 09:15:18 AM »
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This was a bad call by an inexperienced hunter. Simple as that.

This conclusion, based on literally zero knowledge of the situation, is absolutely ludicrous.


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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2019, 09:26:25 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.

Great point. It’s a good reminder for everyone, rifle or bow to do our best to take ethical and lethal shots. I have heard so many stories of long range spray and pray shots from fellow rifle hunters. We just can’t visually see the bullets they carry


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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2019, 09:55:08 AM »
 How about that deer you've seen with its front leg shot off and hanging on by skin because one of those "inexperienced rifle hunters making a bad call, simple as that. " There's no way that a deer would move when you pull the trigger. Simply a horrible choice by a horrible person doing something he's not qualified to do.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2019, 10:21:09 AM »
How about that deer you've seen with its front leg shot off and hanging on by skin because one of those "inexperienced rifle hunters making a bad call, simple as that. " There's no way that a deer would move when you pull the trigger. Simply a horrible choice by a horrible person doing something he's not qualified to do.

"Simple as that!"  :chuckle:
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2019, 11:02:36 AM »
  If one did not see the shot, it is simply a guess.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2019, 11:48:19 AM »
I think it's a fair discussion. People don't have to get involved in these if they don't want. But, as far as "a reluctance to post", some people are thin-skinned. I would be far more offended by someone making a negative comment regarding someone's kill/harvest post (and it seems the mods have been doing a good job keeping those out). These discussions bring out points that some may not have previously considered and may rethink how they react to different situations.  :twocents:
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2019, 11:54:30 AM »
I have given some thought to what I wrote and have read all of your posts. I apologize for calling the hunter a dirtbag. I should not have said that. I violated my own rule...don’t post after a couple beers.

I still can’t see how this elk supposedly turned into the Matrix bull after a good shot was made. Whitetail, maybe. I took a few bad shots 40 years ago when I started hunting and assumed this hunter was like me back then...Inexperienced. Maybe the arrow deflected off a branch, maybe the hunter hit the release on accident, maybe, maybe... I wish we could hear the story from the hunter.

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2019, 12:02:52 PM »
Thanks for reposting and much more measured response.  :tup:
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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2019, 12:14:12 PM »
Let's not overlook the possibility that this bull may have not been the intended target. Likely, no..but still a possibility. Maybe in the background scenario..

Also keeping in mind that if he was feeding completely broadside at 50-60 yards, herd the string and turned to look he would put his face in the area of a poorly aimed shot..given the time it takes the arrow to travel that distance his reaction time could match the impact time..

Sorry , just scenario playing in my mind... trying to learn from others mishaps..

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Re: Arrow up his nose
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2019, 07:48:23 PM »
A sad reminder to practice the ethics of what's a realistic shot.

 


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