So, a few people have been cautious to even consider helping me with this because they think I'm going to turn my results to make hunters look bad or something, so I just wanted to clarify what I'm doing.
For my technical writing class I have to do a study on an audience's view on a particular issue. I'm a wildlife biology issue so predator control and hunters are the issue and audience which is most applicable to me. This study is to gather information on how to approach hunters with information regarding predator control so that they actually care about it. I also have to do a research paper on the results that I get from the survey.
I'm a hunter myself, I've been deer hunting since I was a little girl, so yall don't have to worry about me trying to make you guys look bad, because it's not going to happen =]
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...