I've been reading posts here for awhile and reading how all the hunters here at BigGame are so careful to make a heart/lung shot and kill their game, just so.
Well, what a bunch of nonsense!
I shot an elk this fall at a little under a measured 250 yards. I was seated, shooting across a valley, through some Aspens, at a broadside elk.
I wanted to kill it out right, but I really couldn't place the 'classic shot' and know it was going to land exactly where I wanted it to go. Wobble, wobble, wobble (I didn't have my bench rest with me like most of you all carry).
So, Boom. Missed. Elk froze. Boom, the elk is on the deck. My thought was I hope I hit it! I think that is about the best ANYONE can hope for under those circumstances.
I'm a honest hunter. But most of the people who write here always say "I ALWAYS take the heart/lung shot, or Yadda, Yadda, Yadda, I'm just such a GOODY-TWO-SHOES & YOUR NOT.
What happens to a hunter's thoughts of himself if he "buggers" his shot? By some standards here, he's not the TRUE HUNTER.
I find this type of unrealistic reasoning, painful...
[ This Message was edited by: Beef Jerky on 2003-12-19 12:08 ]