Silly me -- I expected to see something at actually reflected world opinion. Out of six billion people in 195 countries, this poll captures the opinion of 6, 332 people aged 16-64 in France, the UK, Spain, Germany, and the US. That's hardly statistically significant, nor is it representative of world opinion since the population of nations addressed by the respondents combined only constitute roughly 1/12th of the world's population.
At best, the study could state that it represents opinion in France, Germany, the UK, Spain and the US. But even those numbers are low, and it skews "adults" by including teenagers and excluding people older than 64.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...