Would You take the Shot……..

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  • September 20, 2007 at 1:55 am #514727 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    The money spent, the travel, and the 4 empty days mean nothing compared to making a bad hit. I’d wait for a better opportunity and feel good about doing the best thing for the animal. [=}=]
    September 20, 2007 at 1:56 am #514728 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    The money spent, the travel, and the 4 empty days mean nothing compared to making a bad hit. I’d wait for a better opportunity and feel good about doing the best thing for the animal. [=}=]

    :thumbup

    September 20, 2007 at 1:58 am #514729 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    NO..

    Can’t say it any better than that! :thumbup

    September 20, 2007 at 2:24 am #514730 Back to Top REPORT
    ironmaiden
    IRONMAIDEN

    Joined: 9/27/2005
    i’m passing on it :thumbup , unless i can take about 5 steps to the right ;) :p
    September 20, 2007 at 2:34 am #514731 Back to Top REPORT
    kerryb
    kerryb

    Age: 51
    Joined: 8/17/2007
    Location: Texas
    Not a second thought, pass and wait for hopefully a better shot [-o|
    September 20, 2007 at 2:41 am #514732 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Nope
    September 20, 2007 at 4:17 am #514733 Back to Top REPORT
    legal-eagle
    Legal Eagle

    Age: 63
    Joined: 6/7/2007
    Location: CO
    I have passed on many better shots than this. This is when you get out the video camera and shoot the animal with film.

    I also agree with C0305. Making an animal suffer because you want to take a low-percentage shot is not the way I think we should be.

    Your Dad should just count himself fortunate to have gotten that close to such a magnificent animal. Most of what I hunt for is to get the thrill of closing to within bow range on animals. I don’t need the meat.

    Jay

    Heli-M, 27" draw at 65 lbs. Lost camo. Axion 5" GLZ gridlock stabilizer. Lost camo Trophy Ridge Micro Alpha V-5 sight Ripcord Red drop-away rest. Lost camo TruGlo 5-arrow quiver Easton Axis N-fused 400, wraps, blazer vanes Easton Tracer magnet-actuated lighted nocks G5 Montec 125gr broadheads
    September 20, 2007 at 4:21 am #514734 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005

    Here is the Scenario.

    You are on a out of state hunt in the north eastern mountains of Utah, you are trying to tag your first elk ever. The Tag cost you $400 plus the money spent on traveling and everything else. You have been hunting for 4 days out of a 7 day hunt. You have not heard anything bugling or talking to you at all and this is the first elk that was spotted on the trip. You were cooped up in a tent for 36 hours because of a big storm that went over and dropped a ton of rain. Your brilliant intelligent good looking son spotted a bull elk 300 yards away. You close the distance to the elk to 45 yards he is up and feeding but not alert to you in anyway. You had the chance to range find him at 45 yards. do you take this shot. The green in front is very thin pine branch 40 yards away making it 5 yards infron of the elk. You can not see the front legs.

    This is all you see
    [/quote:rydytefl]

    Not a chance… [-(

    September 20, 2007 at 1:58 pm #514735 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Not at 45 yards. Just not that much of a William Tell. 10 Yards, yes.
    I gotta admit I would be tempted though.
    September 20, 2007 at 2:42 pm #514736 Back to Top REPORT

    va mountain hunter

    Joined: 11/30/2004
    I shoot goatdarts, man. A little extra fairy dust on the left side will have one curving right into the boiler room.
    September 20, 2007 at 3:17 pm #514737 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    should I shoot…..wait i cant take it………fire!!!
    September 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm #514738 Back to Top REPORT
    pabowhunter4life
    PABowhunter4life

    Joined: 3/20/2005
    If you are able to place a PERFECT shot then yes, that is a dead elk. However, I voted no because you’d have to skirt the arrow within an inch of the tree to make it a good shot and as said above, if you’re off by a hair and get a deflection…… you’ve got a long road ahead of you [=}=]
    September 20, 2007 at 3:41 pm #514739 Back to Top REPORT

    joshuahodges

    Joined: 7/4/2004
    Here is a good picture showing how small the lungs and vitals actually are and that this shot should not be taken. It surprised me.

    September 20, 2007 at 3:48 pm #514740 Back to Top REPORT
    turkeyslayer
    TurkeySlayer

    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Heck no! [=}=]
    September 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm #514741 Back to Top REPORT
    drenalinhuntermd
    drenalinhuntermd

    Joined: 7/10/2007
    I voted no as well. I wouldnt be able to live with myself if all I did was wound him. Wait for that extra step buddy [=}=]
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